A favourite destination in France, Bordeaux is a hub of exciting business opportunities. Situated in the south-west of the country, around 585 kilometres from Paris, it’s a small yet remarkable city with a population of around 230,000. Bordeaux is growing, and stands out not only as a tourist destination, but also as a good place for business opportunities and trade deals.
Considered the world capital of wine, the city today serves as a base for a number of technology companies, banks and hotel chains. Bordeaux is also home to multinational companies, and a common setting for business meetings.
There is a varied range of hotels available. You may wish to opt for more luxurious, traditional hotels such as Yndohotel, Hôtel de Tourny, or La Grande Maison de Bernard Magrez, or for more modern, chic hotels, such as Le Boutique Hotel or Hotel Burdigala.
The flight time is 2h05, and easyJet offers flights from Faro Airport to Bordeaux–Mérignac Airport, which is 12 kilometres from the city centre.This journey can be made using the city’s public transport, which runs very efficiently.
It’s not just about business in Bordeaux. This French city is full of things to do and see, and is famous for its elegant style. Its historic centre has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2007. Why not spend your time between meetings visiting the Monument aux Girondins (emblematic of the French Revolution), the famous Cathédrale St. André, the Basilique St. Michel (an example of gothic architecture), the Museum of Fine Arts, which houses myriad paintings and sculptures, and the Grand Théâtre, one of the finest theatres in the world.
Bordeaux has all the beauty of a historical city but with modern infrastructure, making for a very special business trip. In this beautiful and enchanting place, you’ll have the chance to balance out your business engagements with all the cultural and leisure opportunities that the city has to offer.