Bordeaux (summer only)
Note: Bordeaux is a Summer-only destination.
Flight time: 2 hours*
Availability: Summer only
Average temperatures: 6 to 21°C
Currency: Euro (€)
Time: GMT +1 hour
Salut to Bordeaux! We think it’s more apt to say cheers in France’s stately southwest city. Rising from the banks of the Garonne, spend time exploring wide boulevards, ancient chateaux and relax into the sound of gently popping corks.
Breeze through the terminal and fly from Southampton to Bordeaux’ temperate climes in just two hours. With it’s mild winters and hot summers, there’s never a bad time to visit.
Think honey hued architecture, sparkling stretches of water and that wine heritage and that’s only half the story of Bordeaux. This is a city – and a region – of plenty. From endless stretches of sand on the nearby Cap Ferret to the Statue of Liberty (yes, really), explore stately squares, the Grand Théâtre and fortified gates, there are hidden treasures everywhere you turn.
Grab a weekend and head to the shops on the Rue Sainte-Catherine, or head to the chateaux - Bordeaux has a little something pour grignoter for everyone.
With a flight time from Southampton airport of around 2 hours, there’s never a better time to breeze through the airport to Bordeaux. Fly into Bordeaux-Mérignac airport, 12km west of the city and there’s a whole host of transport options to suit every type of holiday.
The Jet’Bus service is the airport shuttle with stops through to Gare St. Jean, as well as normal bus services, taxis and car hire at Bordeaux airport you’ll also find the new mototaxis, for travel en plein air.
Top things to see and do
Off the beaten track
*All flight times are average and will vary.