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Bordeaux
Bordeaux

Bordeaux, the capital of Aquitane region and the 6th largest city in France, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is one of the world's most famous wine capitals, producing wine since the 8th century. The city, originally named Burdigala around 300 BCE which later became the capital of Roman Aquitaine, has one of the oldest historical remains of ...

Bordeaux, the capital of Aquitane region and the 6th largest city in France, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is one of the world's most famous wine capitals, producing wine since the 8th century. The city, originally named Burdigala around 300 BCE which later became the capital of Roman Aquitaine, has one of the oldest historical remains of the region, the ruins of a Roman amphitheatre, the Palais Gallien. Other famous landmarks of the city include the medieval Grosse Cloche with its 40-meter-hight towers and bell weighing 7500 kilograms; the Cathédrale Saint-André where several royal weddings had been celebrated and where Archbishop Bertrand de Goth had been elected and became Pope Clement V; the Grand Théâtre and Opera House built in 1780, where the renowned choreographer Marius Petipa staged many of his first ballets; and Bordeaux's famous Fine Art Museum with a collection of masterpieces by Rubens, Titian, Picasso, Matisse, Renoir, Delacroix and other world-renowned artists. As a wine capital, the city has several wine museums as well, including the famous Musée du Vin et du Négoce, the Museum of Wine and Trade.

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