Capturing Bordeaux's Beauty Beyond Wines

There's more to Bordeaux than its wines. The classic European town is a pretty picture of beautiful streets, alfresco cafes and grand buildings.

Explore the picture perfect streets, buildings and cafes in the French town of Bordeaux Photo: Depositphotos

Bordeaux is a bit worried that nobody looks beyond its wines. It is not complaining, mind you, just fretting. After all, the city did not win the title of "best European destination of the year" on the strength of its luscious reds alone. Just a decade ago, Bordeaux had slipped into near obscurity, become Europe's "Sleeping Beauty" (La Belle Endormie, for the linguists among us).