They used to call her the ‘Sleeping Beauty’, but – though
she’s hit the snooze button a few times – Bordeaux is now wide awake and ready
for action. The new LGV Sud-Ouest line, due for completion in mid- 2017,
connects the city with Europe’s high- speed train network and cuts travel time
from Paris to just two hours. Its timing is perfect. The recently opened Cite?
du Vin continues the impressive redevelopment of the Garonne riverfront with a
state-of-the-art wine-lovers’ experience, and the city’s gastronomic revolution
keeps building on its own success. She’s going to skip breakfast: all aboard
for Bordeaux’ grande bouffe!