Directory:Bordeaux, France

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Ville de Bordeaux
Bordeaux.jpg
Country France
Region Aquitaine
Department Gironde (33)
Mayor Alain Juppé
Area  
 - City 49 km²
Population  
 - City (2004) 229,900
 - Density 4,658/km²


Bordeaux is located in the region of Aquitaine, and is the ninth largest city in France.

Culture

Bordeaux is the world's wine capital, with about 117,000 hectares of vineyards, 57 appellations, 9,000 wine-producing châteaux, 13,000 grape growers, 400 traders and sales of 14.5 billion euros annually. With an annual production of over 700 million bottles, Bordeaux produces large quantities of everyday wine as well as the most expensive ones.

Bordeaux is home to one of Europe's biggest 18th century architectural urban areas, making it a sought-after destination for tourists and cinema production crews. It stands out as one of the first French cities, after Nancy, to have entered an era of urbanism and metropolitan big scale projects, with the team Gabriel father and son, architects for King Louis XV, under the supervision of 2 intendants (Governors), first Mr. Dupre de Saint Maur then the Marquis (Marquess) de Tourny.

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