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Bordeaux is a city in South-West France, capital of the Aquitaine region and the department of Gironde. It’s crossed by the River Garonne, and it’s the place where you’ll meet the Bordelais!
For those interested in history, you might be interested to learn that from the 12th century and the following three hundred years, the city of Bordeaux actually belonged to the English, following a royal marriage of Eleanor of Aquitaine, formerly wife of the King of France. From then on, due to trade across the channel, Bordeaux was to become ever more prosperous. Another peak in prosperity came in the seventeenth century with the expansion of the port and the opening up of international trade routes.