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Which Airlines Operate Flights To Bordeaux from UK?

  • British Airways
  • KLM
  • Air France
  • Iberia Airlines
  • Swissair
  • Vueling Airlines
  • Lufthansa
  • Brussels Airlines
  • Aer Lingus

How long is the flight to Bordeaux from UK?

  • Flight from London to Bordeaux can be anywhere from 3 to 6 hours long, with a stopover. Choosing the perfect airline to match the duration of your stopover is important.
  • The Manchester to Bordeaux flight can be 5 to 10 hours long, depending on the duration of the stopover.
  • Flights from Birmingham to Bordeaux also take 4 to 10 hours long. This flight comes with a stopover.
  • Flights from London Gatwick to Bordeaux can be a bit longer and are intended for people who would like an extended stay at a European city. They tend to be 11 to 21 hours long, including the stopover, depending on the airline chosen.

Are there any direct flights to Bordeaux from UK?

Yes, British Airways operates direct flights to Bordeaux from London Heathrow and London Gatwick Airports. The total flight duration is one hour thirty-five minutes, and for just a few extra pounds you can get to Bordeaux quickly.

Is there a major international airport in Bordeaux?

The international airport serving the city of Bordeaux is the Bordeaux–Merignac Airport (BOD). The airport was able to facilitate 6.2 million passengers in 2017. The airport is located in Merignac, 12 kilometres away from the city of Bordeaux.

What is the best time to visit Bordeaux?

The best time to visit the beautiful city of Bordeaux is from May to September. A gentle breeze keeps blowing in the city that refreshes the atmosphere constantly, especially in the summer. Being close to the ocean, Bordeaux never experiences extreme climates. The Atlantic Ocean acts like a moderator for the city’s weather. Whenever it’s too hot or cold the winds from the beach rush in and tame the climate. This southwestern city of France with its glorious sunshine draws in tourists and the crowd’s peak in July. It would be best for our customers to visit the city sometime except in the month of July so that they could experience Bordeaux without the gusts of galloping tourists.

What is the cheapest time of year to fly to Bordeaux?

The cheapest time to visit Bordeaux is in November. Bordeaux is known for its sunshine, but as winter approaches the influx of tourists starts to dwindle. This lowers the hotel and ticket prices. November is the most opportune time to visit Bordeaux without any pain of losing extra money. November is particularly wet and so is December, but all you need is an umbrella to overcome this minor problem.

What are the entry requirements to Bordeaux for British travellers?

There is no need for obtaining a visa for a British Citizen to travel to France. Please take along your British Passport to prove your identity. Also, please consult the French Foreign Ministry or the French Embassy if you intend to stay in France for more than 3 months.

What are the major landmarks in Bordeaux?

Bordeaux is a beautiful French city. Even though there are many contenders to the title, many still believe it is the most ‘French’ city after Paris. The only city that has more protected historic buildings than Paris is Bordeaux.

  • The Place de la Bourse has become the international symbol of Bordeaux. The rectangular square was first built in the 18th century by King Louis XV. Encasing the square are the buildings of the Bordeaux Palace of the Stock Exchange, National Customs Museum and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Bordeaux Gironde. At the centre of the bevelled rectangular square is the fountain of the three muses, each one representing youth, laughter and elegance. Across the square is the Mirror-Water platform fountain, which is also a place to gather and enjoy the sights and sounds of Bordeaux.
  • The interior of the Grand Theatre of Bordeaux is decorated in gold and royal blue. These are the colours of royalty and the stage of this theatre does exactly that; transform actors into kings and queens. As one enters, the twelve goddesses of Roman Mythology glance at the visitor, each one standing above the twelve pillars of the grand theatre. The theatre was created as a temple of Art and light and was inaugurated in 1780. For a brief time, at the end of the Franco-Prussian War, the theatre building also became the National Assembly of the French Parliament.
  • The Cathedral of Bordeaux was first built and consecrated in 1096, by Pope Urban II. The cathedral has been dedicated to Saint Andrew, and its official name is the Cathedral of Saint Andrew of Bordeaux. This cathedral has been built in a classic Romanesque style. The front entrance is decked with statues of Popes and Saints of Catholic Christianity, who bless the visitors entering the cathedral. The cathedral is covered by ornate designs and gold painted murals. Artists like Rembrandt have painted the scenes of the crucifixion of Christ for the Bordeaux cathedral. There is a separate collection of illuminations, texts, artefacts and other relics, known as the Marcadé collection that has just been put on display recently.
Which events and festivals are celebrated in Bordeaux?

Festivals kick off in the March, in early spring. Spring officially begins with the Quinconces Fair or the Fair of Pleasures. Two things are enjoyed at this festival: food and joyrides. As soon as your heart is content with the rollercoaster and ghost trains, head to the nearest pavilion for some pancakes, waffles and doughnuts. The first Sunday of every March is the Carnival of the two banks. Colourful floats move through the city of Bordeaux at the carnival. The Vinexpo is celebrated in June. Bordeaux wine is known for its deep fruity taste and richness. The Vinexpo event promotes the local wine industry and allows other vineyards from 40 different countries to display their nectars. The Bordeaux Fête le Fleuve or the Festival of the River is a celebration of the Garonne River that connects Bordeaux to the Ocean. Besides giving the city access to trade by ships, the river is like a mother to the city, constantly present and flowing with life and care. This festival is celebrated at the cusp of May and June and is accompanied by music festivals, fireworks and a very large picnic.

What are the transportation options available to tourists within Bordeaux?

Bordeaux is a very flat city. This is excellent for people who love to walk or cycle through the city. Most of Bordeaux’s attractions are in the city centre, right beside the river. Walking from site to site is easy in Bordeaux. Alternatively, you can use the VCUB bicycles that are available at bicycle stations. The safety deposit is €200, which can be a bit much but it is refundable and for €5 a week you can cycle through the French city, whizzing from place to place. The Bordeaux Tramway is also an amazing way to move through the city. The three lines connect 116 stations of the city and provide an easy access to tourists, especially who want to cross the Garonne River often. The buses and ferries crossing the river both take £1.50 for each ride, so keep some change with you to pay the ticket. Bordeaux bus network is extensive and efficient and can get you to places in no time.

Which five-star hotels and accommodation are available for stay in Bordeaux?

There are a few five-star hotels accommodations in Bordeaux that could offer the visitor a new perspective of luxury. From golden spoons for eating caviar to champagnes and other delights, these hotels have it all.

  • InterContinental Bordeaux Le Grand Hotel
  • Yndohotel
  • La Grande Maison de Bernard Magrez
  • Hotel des Quinconces
  • Les Sources de Caudalie
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