An Insider's Guide to Touring Bordeaux

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An Insider's Guide to Touring Bordeaux

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SPRAWLING VINEYARDS, cavernous wine cellars, formal, interminable meals—that’s Bordeaux, right? Yes, but that’s only half the bottle. France’s fifth largest city, the riverside port of Bordeaux rivals Paris when it comes to historical monuments. Among the most notable head-turners: the 15th-century Porte Cailhau, a turreted gate that marks an entrance to the old city, and the imposing Place de la Bourse, built by Louis XV’s architect and livened up considerably with the 2006 addition of the Miroir d’eau (water mirror), a 37,000-square-foot reflecting pool that turns into a spritzing fountain every summer. The…

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