Much of the attractive architecture in Bordeaux, such as the Grand Théâtre and the Esplanade des Quinconces, dates from the 18th century. Visit the Musée des Douanes at the Place de la Bourse to find out about the history of Bordeaux, and particularly its importance as a major river port over the centuries. If youre interested in Second World War history, the Centre Jean Moulin tells the history of the French Resistance in the area, and is named after their leader. The stylish Cours de lIntendance is a shoppers delight with stores by many of the top fashion brands.
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Thrifty Bordeaux is the ideal choice for reliable low cost car hire. You can choose from small city cars to generous MPVs. Thrifty Car Rental have been operating as an international car hire company for many years and are well established in France.
There are flights from all the major UK airports direct to Bordeaux, so for cheap car hire in Bordeaux the Thrifty airport office is the ideal place to pick up your hire car, straight from your flight. Dont forget to look out for special discounts which we offer from time to time on car hire in Bordeaux.
Clean, crisp and incredibly relaxed, Bordeaux isnt just your average city break. Fall in love with French culture, cuisine and history as you explore Bordeaux, and youll be spoilt for choice with its wealth of attractions.More About Bordeaux Airport
Famous throughout the world for its wines, the Bordeaux region is a wine lovers paradise. It would seem strange to stay in Bordeaux without visiting at least one of the local vineyards. If youre travelling with another adult, take it in turns to drive on different days. That way you each get the opportunity to sample more of the wine. Experts will advise you to spit out what youve tasted, but of course its very tempting just to drink it. Remember that all drivers wanting to drive a hire car must have their driving license with them, so even if you dont plan to be the main driver, pack your license just in case.
Must see places to visit outside Bordeaux include the beautiful historic town of St Emilion. Of course it is best known for its wine, and it would be a shame not to buy some while youre there, but it is well worth a visit whether youre a wine buff or not as it is a charming town with many buildings dating from the 12th century, when the citadel was built by King John of England.
The Lac de Lacanau is the place to go for watersports enthusiasts. Canoeing, sailing and windsurfing are just a few of the activities on offer. It is just twenty minutes by car from Bordeaux, and it caters for all ages so is popular with families. For surfing and kite surfing head to the nearby beaches.
Whether youre passionate about wine, history or watersports, the Bordeaux region is the perfect place to visit.
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