7- 從土魯斯到波爾多

7- 從土魯斯到波爾多

土魯斯Toulouse, 波爾多Bordeaux (4 天)

These two cities emblematic of South West France, will reinvigorate lovers of good food, fun and culture.

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Toulouse

You’ll love to Toulouse in sunny south-west France, with its wealth of well preserved historic features and wonderful lifestyle, the charm of its buildings in various shades of pink, the warmth of its residents and the friendliness of its cafés and restaurants.  With an international open-mindedness, this city boldly combines cultural innovation, technical expertise (Airbus A380) and beautiful countryside (Canal du Midi).

Do not miss:

•Le Capitole: the majestic 18th century town hall whose ceremonial rooms, decorated with historic frescoes, offer a magnificent view of the Place du Capitole.•The Basilique Saint-Sernin (basilica): the largest Romanesque church in western France; for centuries an essential stopping place for pilgrims on the Santiago de Compostella pilgrims way.•The Airbus assembly lines: a unique, unusual and fascinating visit, providing an insight into the world of the Airbus A380, Concorde, etc.•The Cité de l’Espace: a space theme park unique in Europe. •The Canal du Midi: a 17th century technical masterpiece, inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage list in 1996.•Major events: Rio Loco (world music festival), Printemps de Septembre (contemporary art festival), Piano aux Jacobins (piano recitals), rugby matches at the Toulouse Stadium and more.•The "Journées et Soirées Toulousaines": a unique programme of group tours and visits (oenology, treasure hunts, cookery classes, star-rated restaurants, etc.)•The "City-card Toulouse en Liberté": a courtesy card providing over 250 discounts for museums, places of interest, etc.

Getting there:

-By train: TGV: 2 hours from Bordeaux, 5 hours from Paris.-By air: from Dublin with Air Lingus

From Belfast, Edinburgh and Leeds-Bradford with Jet2From Bristol and London-Gatwick with EasyJetFrom London-Heathrow with British AirwaysFrom Birmingham with FlybeFrom Manchester with BMI Baby1 hour from Paris

Contact: Tel. 0033 561 11 02 22  www.uk.toulouse-tourisme.com

Bordeaux

World Capital of Wine and of the French lifestyle, Bordeaux sparkles with the splendours and charms of its prestigious history. But behind the city's majestic façades, visitors discover a genuine exuberance, an unexpected energy and an irresistible attraction. Surrender to its temptations and Bordeaux will not disappoint you.

Do not miss:

•The first urban ensemble inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage list, covering half the city, and measuring 1,810 ha (4,500 acres). This includes the cathedral and the basilicas, the Grand Théâtre, the Palais Rohan, the riverside buildings along the embankment and the embankment itself, the Place de la Bourse and the Miroir d'Eau and the Esplanade des Quinconces (the largest in Europe).

•The oldest, most varied and most prestigious wine growing region in the world: the world's top region for production of fine wine, with 121,000 hectares (300,000 acres) under vine, over 5,000 châteaux, and 855 million bottles produced each year, Bordeaux is also an international centre for the wine trade, with 400 wine merchants and brokers, and the biennial VINEXPO, the world's biggest professional trade fair for wine and spirits. 

Getting there:

-By Train: 3 hours from Paris (25 TGVs per day in each direction), 5 hours from Lille, 5½ hours from Strasbourg and 6 hours from Brussels by TGV.-By Road: 6 hours from Paris via the A10 motorway, 2½ hours from Toulouse via the A62 motorway and from Spain via the A63 motorway.-By Air: 1 hour from Paris (19 shuttle services per day). 13 airlines serving 38 destinations.

Contact: Tel. 0033 556 00 66 00 www.bordeaux-tourisme.com