Bordeaux has been completely revamped in the recent years and is now able to showcase its cultural heritage like never before. With fresh facades and lively squares, this charming city in the south west of France is more popular than ever. Over 300 buildings of Bordeaux are classified as historical monuments including three Unesco World Heritage Sites.
Bordeaux is the world capital of wine and one of the cities where French culture is both felt and truly represented. While Bordeaux may tempt you with its wine and dreamy squares, don't expect too much from Bordeaux as a gay city, with few gay establishments.
While Bordeaux may not have many gay venues, it still hosts a very colorful and popular Gay Pride each year mid-June. The festivities usually kick off in Place de la Republique and end up at Place de la Victoire.
Bordeaux is also very close to the ocean and you will find plenty of gay beaches on the beautiful Atlantic coastline.