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True romantics will only approach Bordeaux by boat – and it’s certainly the best way to appreciate this fine city. Most of us make do with the train which is a cheap and efficient way of reaching Bordeaux from many parts of Europe. The city has just moved a little closer to Paris. The high-speed line from Paris to Tours has been extended to Bordeaux. Since that new railway opened in July 2017, Bordeaux is now just over two hours away from the French capital, with hourly trains dashing from Bordeaux to Paris.

Bordeaux is one of France’s finest provincial cities. The compact and graceful heart of the Old Town drips with classical charm with plenty of fine frontages along the River Garonne. It’s a place to linger, certainly good for a two or three night stay. The city is an excellent base for excursions to the nearby vineyards; there are for example regular local trains to both Margaux and Pauillac. For sun, sea and sand just hop on a local train to Arcachon on the coast; it's a summer excursion much favoured by the Bordelais. And, if the weather is against you, make time for Bordeaux’s world-class museums and thriving café culture. Among the star attractions is the new museum and cultural centre devoted entirely to wine. La Cité du Vin opened in 2016; it makes just one more reason for visiting Bordeaux, a city whose wealth and fame is based entirely on wine.

The main railway station, Bordeaux St-Jean, lies south-east of the city centre. From here long-distance trains fan out to cities across France. Besides Paris, there are direct services to Marseille, Nice, Lille, Limoges, Strasbourg and a score of other cities. Local trains run up the Atlantic coast to La Rochelle and Nantes. There are also good services east to Périgueux and other communities in the Dordogne.

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Brussels to Bordeaux by train

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Bergerac to Bordeaux by train

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La Rochelle to Bordeaux by train

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Sarlat-la-Canéda to Bordeaux by train

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Poitiers to Bordeaux by train

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Facture to Bordeaux by train

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Avignon to Bordeaux by train

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Ebbsfleet to Bordeaux by train

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Bayonne to Bordeaux by train

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Chenonceaux to Bordeaux by train

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Pau to Bordeaux by train

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Langon to Bordeaux by train

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Biarritz to Bordeaux by train

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Le Mans to Bordeaux by train

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Saint-Pierre-des-Corps to Bordeaux by train

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Tours to Bordeaux by train

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Nîmes to Bordeaux by train

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Montpellier to Bordeaux by train

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London to Bordeaux by train

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London to Bordeaux by train

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Marseille to Bordeaux by train

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Nice to Bordeaux by train

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Rennes to Bordeaux by train

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Paris to Bordeaux by train

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Périgueux to Bordeaux by train

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Agen to Bordeaux by train

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Angoulême to Bordeaux by train

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Libourne to Bordeaux by train

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Lourdes to Bordeaux by train

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Saintes to Bordeaux by train

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Calais to Bordeaux by train

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Carcassonne to Bordeaux by train

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Nantes to Bordeaux by train

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Marne la Vallee to Bordeaux by train

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Saint-Vincent-de-Tyrosse to Bordeaux by train

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Ashford to Bordeaux by train

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Montauban to Bordeaux by train

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Newcastle upon Tyne to Bordeaux by train

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Saint-Jean-de-Luz to Bordeaux by train

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Strasbourg to Bordeaux by train

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Dax to Bordeaux by train

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Mont-de-Marsan to Bordeaux by train

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Limoges to Bordeaux by train

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Marmande to Bordeaux by train

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Barcelona to Bordeaux by train

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Saint-Émilion to Bordeaux by train

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Sainte-Foy-la-Grande to Bordeaux by train

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Lyon to Bordeaux by train

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Arcachon to Bordeaux by train

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Toulouse to Bordeaux by train

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Lille to Bordeaux by train

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Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport to Bordeaux by train

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Narbonne to Bordeaux by train

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Brive-la-Gaillarde to Bordeaux by train

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Hendaye to Bordeaux by train

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