Food lovers are spoilt for choice when it comes to France. No matter where you go, you can expect delightful gourmet restaurants, independent cafes and pastries and cakes in every town. But nowhere more so than Bordeaux.
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that are also in the best area for food and drink, Bordeaux is the best option, especially according to recent figures. The city itself boasts one restaurant for every 285 residents, more so than places like Lyon or Nice. As the city is full of fantastic eateries and bars, the whole region is also home to a great selection of restaurants offering Frances finest cuisine.
The region has seen a huge increase in the number of restaurants within the last 10 years. In 2006, there were 987 traditional and fast food eateries but last year that had risen to 1,657 with over 300 venues opening in 2015 and 2016 alone.
The Bordeaux Chamber of Commerce cited the coastal location of the city and surrounding region as a reason. The location of the port city is heavily influenced by a wide variety of cultures and food is the best way to demonstrate the diversity.
Renowned chefs such as Philippe Etchebest, Gordan Ramsay and Pierre Gagnaire have also set up new ventures in the area in the last few years, which is just another way foodies have been attracted to the area.
It is not only the food, as Bordeaux continues to strive as a popular wine destination for the whole of Europe. In recent years, the traditional methods of growing and producing wine in Bordeaux have resurfaced, such as horse-drawn ploughs.
The people of the area have also made use of the new innovations to make sure their wines and the culture surrounding them continues to win over the market and especially the visitors to the region. Capitalising on the artisan techniques, the winemakers have brought in more tourism to the region, those looking to taste their delicious wine.
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