Bordeaux is best
Bordeaux, a city renowned for many good things: listed as "UNESCO World Heritage Site", described as "an outstanding urban and architectural ensemble”, classified as "City of Art and History” and last but not least, the wine capital of the world!
The city of Bordeaux is among France's most exciting, vibrant and dynamic cities!
Lonely Planet — N#1 of the Top City in the World List for 2017
With a population of approximately 730,000 inhabitants, Bordeaux and the Aquitaine region have grown rapidly in recent years. This growth has been accompanied by strong economic development and the city now boasts an ambitious urban development scheme, fast and modern public transport and is a key player in the future of technology and industries (aeronautics, lasers, materials, health, agronomy etc.)
Capital of south west France, Bordeaux is home to dedicated football and rugby teams. Less than an hour away, there are the sunny beaches of the Atlantic coast and the rolling landscapes of the region’s famous vineyards. Further south lie the historic and cultural treasures of the Pays Basque and the Pyrenees.
The new high-speed rail connects Bordeaux to the European high-speed rail network and places the Gironde capital only 2 hours from Paris.