Situated at 10km west of Bordeaux in the Aquitaine department, the Bordeaux-Mérignac Airport is France’s fifth busiest regional airport complex. Over 80 destinations are served by direct flights and Bordeaux-Mérignac Airport handles 4 million passengers a year. Covering a total area of 47 600 m², the Bordeaux-Mérignac Airport has three terminals. One is for domestic flights and another is for ‘bili’ (Bordeaux illico) flights, which are low-cost flights that offer a simplified, yet much cheaper service. In addition to ample parking situated close to the airport building, Bordeaux-Mérignac Airport also has twenty-odd shops, free high speed internet access in its departure lounges as well as restaurants and bars in the public zones of its departure hall.
Often called France’s ‘Sleeping Beauty’, Bordeaux is world famous for its fine cuisine, numerous restaurants and legendary Aquitaine wines! Book a flight to Bordeaux and explore the capital of Gironde, a favourite haunt of Montesquieu and Montaigne. Bordeaux is one of France’s major tourist destinations and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, thanks to the Places Royale and Bourse, the Grand Théâtre and the Saint Pierre quarter. Explore Bordeaux’s Portes Cailhau and Saint Eloi Church, two resplendent 15th Century ‘Monuments Historiques’. Reserve a hotel room in Bordeaux, home to many of France’s iconic landmarks and famous fine wines. Tour Bordeaux’s numerous caves and sample its legendary labels - Cheval-Blanc, Ausone, Latour, Pétrus and Yquem, all of which are produced by local vineyards. Bordeaux’s surrounds are perfect for French wine tasting holidays, with around 60 AOC vintages to its name! What’s more, the Périgord and Arcachon, famous for local dishes that will perfectly complement your favourite tipple, are just a stone’s throw from Bordeaux …why not sample a traditional ‘cannelé’ pastry washed down with a glass of chilled Sauternes?