BORDEAUX Metropole

Identity card

  • Population: 814,049
  • Surface area: 57,830 ha
  • Region: New Aquitaine
  • Country: France
  • Contact: (link to member area)

Architectural and landscape typologies

Bordeaux, Port of the Moon, is a vast urban ensemble, inscribed on the World Heritage List as a living urban ensemble. The town is made up of monumental ashlar architectural ensembles from the 18th, 19th, 20th and 21st centuries.

The city is distinguished by its vast public spaces, such as the quays and banks of the Garonne, squares, courtyards and boulevards. There are also a number of natural areas in the city that are ideal for sports.

Tourism supply and demand typology

Commercial overnight stays
recorded in the Bordeaux metropolis will amount to 4.6 million in 2021 (-27% compared to 2019).

In 2022, 179 hotels will be located in Bordeaux Metropole

La cité du Vin, a world of cultures: Since its opening in 2016, over 2 million people have passed through the doors of this unique architectural showcase of the world’s winegrowing riches and diversity.

The Palais 2 l’Atlantique offers modern, large-scale facilities for trade shows, conventions, professional, cultural and festive events. It boasts a 7,140 m² main hall that can be adapted for large-scale exhibitions, and a plenary hall that can accommodate up to 6,000 people.

Bordeaux Fête le Vin : a leading wine tourism festival that attracts visitors from all over France and beyond. This popular, friendly and committed event is becoming an annual event, bringing life to the Bordeaux metropolis every June. 35,000 tasting passes sold.

Heritage and tourism issues

  • Protection of universal and exceptional value
  • Adapting to current needs
  • Knowledge and interpretation
  • Ownership and commitment
  • Hospitality and openness

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