Carbon-Blanc Vacations

Carbon-Blanc is in Bordeaux, a city with 230,000 people. This popular area is 10 miles (16 kilometers) to the east of Merignac Airport, and only 5 miles (8 kilometers) from the city’s downtown.

Many of Bordeaux’s highlights are located within easy reach of Carbon-Blanc, so it is a great place to base yourself while you are in town. Among the places not to miss are the marvelous Aquitaine Bridge and the remarkable Barriere Casino Theatre. Two other interesting attractions that are within a short distance of Carbon-Blanc are the Bordeaux Exhibition Center and the Bordeaux Congress Center.

Be sure to visit some of the nearby museums and galleries, which help make this region such a great vacation choice. Spend a quiet afternoon browsing the exhibits at the Natural History Museum, Cap Sciences and the Musee des Beaux-Arts. To experience Bordeaux’s vibrant arts scene, book a show at one of the gorgeous cultural performance centers such as Megarama and the Grand Theater of Bordeaux. The area is a treasure trove for those who love art. Make sure you see the Contemporary Art Museum.

When it’s time to escape the bustling streets of Bordeaux, plan a trip to the nearby outdoor areas. Enjoy the local flora and fauna, read a book, or just soak up the sunshine at the Bordeaux Botanical Garden.

Visitors to the Carbon-Blanc area should go and see the Place de la Bourse, the Water Mirror and the Pont de Pierre. Whatever your religious background, you'll appreciate the peaceful atmosphere at sacred places like the Greek Orthodox Church, the Notre Dame Church and the Church of Sainte Marie de la Bastide.

Whether you’re an amateur or a budding pro, you’ll love the Golf de Bordeaux-Lac. Grab your clubs and hit the greens.

If you are ready to indulge in some retail therapy, head to the various stores of the Les Grands Hommes.

For those travelling without kids there are some great places to spend time, such as the Maison du Vin de Bordeaux.

Sports fans can see the Union Bordeaux Bègles rugby union team in winter and the Football Club des Girondins de Bordeaux soccer team at Chaban-Delmas Stadium, the city’s sporting heart and soul. Depending on the score, either celebrate or commiserate with friendly locals after the full-time siren blows in a nearby pub.

After discovering the sights, sounds and smells of Carbon-Blanc, recharge your batteries at one of the area’s bed-and-breakfasts, hotels or short-stay apartments. For a good night’s sleep be sure to check out the Adagio City Aparthotel Bordeaux Gambetta, the Hotel Stars Bordeaux Gare, and the popular Hotel du Faisan.

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