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Bordeaux

The city of Bordeaux is among France's most exciting, vibrant and dynamic cities. Half the city (18 sq km) is Unesco-listed, making it the largest urban World Heritage site; while world-class architects have designed a bevy of striking new buildings – the Herzog & de Meuron stadium (2015), decanter-shaped La Cité du Vin (2016) and Jean-Jacques Bosc bridge (2018) across the Garonne River included. Bordeaux Wine: With 120,000 hectares of vines, 60 Appellations of Controlled Origin (AOCs) and 8,000 vine growers, the Gironde wine region is the oldest vineyard for fine wines in the world and the largest in terms of AOCs in France. For 2,000 years, the history of the Gironde has been inextricably linked with that of its vineyards.