Bordeaux: The City Voted the Most “Fashionable” in the World by Lonely Planet

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Boreaux voted best city in the Lonely Planet guide

Bordeaux has been named the world’s top city for tourists in Lonely Planet’s Best In 2017 guide, published today …

This is the first time a French city has topped this ranking. Bordeaux has just been voted “the most attractive destination in the world by 2017,” according to the annual ranking of the Lonely Planet . In front of Cape Town and Los Angeles, bluntly.


“Every year for 12 years, 10 countries, 10 regions, 10 cities are selected by a panel of experts Lonely Planet (…) The destinations are chosen for their news, their latest tourism initiatives or their framework still preserved, “says one on Lonely Planet.

LGV, the City of Wine, a new urbanism … among its assets

If Bordeaux is the “trendy” city for 2017, thanks to “the new high speed line, scheduled for mid-2017, which will place the Gironde capital just 2 hours from Paris.

The new TGV line LGV Bordeaux-Paris,
The new TGV line LGV Bordeaux-Paris, Credit: ROMUALD MEIGNEUX / SIPA / 1609141402 – SIPA

“Suffice to say that it arrives just in time for the feast as the City of Wine, freshly inaugurated, rounds off the impressive transformation of the banks of the Garonne, while Bordeaux tables never cease to reinvent” says the guide.

City of Wine exhibition centre in Bordeaux
City of Wine exhibition centre in Bordeaux

“And on the right bank, long ignored, is the future of Bordeaux which is written with buildings and facilities concerned with the urban landscape.”

New Projects planned for Bordeaux

The publication of this list, released in 8 languages, “Bordeaux will allow the city to radiate around the world to all lovers of travel and exceptional destinations,” assures the Lonely planet.

For 2017 Bordeaux in South-West France is followed by Cape Town (South Africa), Los Angeles (United States), Mérida (Mexico), Ohrid (Macedonia), Pistoia (Italy), Seoul (South Korea), Lisbon (Portugal), Moscow (Russia), and Portland (United States).



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