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Map view showing Bordeaux a port city in south western France. The capital of the Aquitaine-Limousin-Poitou-Charentes region and the seat of the prefecture of the Gironde department. The city is situated predominantly on the left bank of the Garonne river, about 50 km (30 miles) east off the coast of the Atlantic Ocean. The Aquitaine region has an oceanic climate climate with warm summers and mild winters.
In the course of time Bordeaux was the chief town Burdigala of the Celtic Bituriges Vivisci, a Gaul tribe, the capital of the Roman province of Aquitania Secunda and some centuries later it came under the rule of the dukes of Aquitaine. The region was under English domination from 1154 until 1453, in this time Richard II King of England was born in Bordeaux in 1377. In the 18th century the town became rich as a slave trading port.
Today Bordeaux is best known as the center of a world class wine region.
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The city has a population of about 244,000 residents (in 2014), 850,000 people live in its metropolitan area. Spoken language is French.
Bordeaux is a university city, the original Université de Bordeaux was established in 1441. Today the University of Bordeaux is the third largest university in France (by number of students).
The old center of Bordeaux with its 'Port de la Lune' (Port of the Moon ) is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, described as: 'an inhabited historic city, an outstanding urban and architectural ensemble'. Large parts of the inner city has been almost completely renovated. Bordeaux is the city that has the highest number of preserved historical buildings in France, beside Paris.
Bordeaux points of interest:
Place de la Bourse (royal square, inaugurated in 1749, with symmetrical palace-like buildings, the Palais de la Bourse and the Hôtel des Fermes (it houses the National Museum of Customs), the fountain of the "Three Graces" was added in 1869)
Miroir d'eau (the world's largest reflecting pool (built 2006) mirrors the Place de la Bourse).
Performance: Grand Théâtre de Bordeaux (theater, opera, ballet);
Museum: Musée d'Aquitaine (history of Bordeaux and Aquitane), Musée des Beaux-Arts de Bordeaux (one of the largest French art galleries outside Paris)
Churches: Cathédrale Saint-André (Gothic style Bordeaux Cathedral, consecrated 1096; nearby the Tour Pey Berland, a separate single bell tower), Basilica of St. Michael (Gothic basilica built between the end of 14th and 16th century), Church of the Holy Cross (abbey church from the late 11th century);
Botanical garden: Jardin botanique de Bordeaux (historic garden that had been recently supplemented by the Jardin botanique de la Bastide)
Bridge: Pont-de-Pierre (arched 'Stone Bridge', the city's first bridge over the Garonne river built in honor of the emperor Napoléon Bonaparte (1819 to 1822), Pont Jacques Chaban-Delmas (vertical-lift bridge over the Garonne).
In 2016 Bordeaux was one of the host cities for the UEFA Euro 2016 football games, venue is the Matmut Atlantique stadium, also known as 'Nouveau Stade de Bordeaux', the newly built football stadium in the city.
The map shows a city map of Bordeaux with expressways, main roads and streets, and the location of Bordeaux–Mérignac Airport (IATA code: BOD) located west northwest of the city center.
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