Train Bordeaux → Lille
Duration 5h05 - From $54
A “Grape” place to taste the good life Bordeaux, on the banks of the Garonne river and the capital of the Aquitaine region of France, is world famous by its name alone. Synonymous with wine, this is one of the major wine producing regions in France. Bordeaux is also one of its great cities, just 3.5 hours from Paris on the high speed TGV. The Aquataine region has been growing wine since the 8th century. Bordeaux has nearly 300,000 acres of vineyards, including 57 appellations, 10,000 wine-producing châteaux and 13,000 grape growers. This all adds up to an annual production of approximately 850 million bottles – spanning your average table wine to some of the world’s most expensive wines in the world. The city is also home to Vinexpo, where the wine community comes to swish and spit the latest vintages. Learn more about Bordeaux
A little taste of flanders in France Why would a city in France also have a Flemish name ? Lille (or Rijsel as it's known in Flemish) rests on the Deule river near the border where France meets Belgium. It is the largest of France's cities in the north. Lille is proud of its Flemish history and influence, which was once considered the quintessential example of fine taste and affluence. To live up to its heritage, Lille boasts notable architecture and style, providing visitors with an abundance of restaurants, hotels, museums and charming ambiance in its restored Vieux Lille. In 2004, Lille proudly bore the title of the European Capital of Culture, and provided residents and visitors alike with outstanding music and art events. The center of all activity is known as the Grande Place at the southern edge of Vieux Lille. Here, the streets are jammed with shoppers and outdoor cafes (when the weather is agreeable – Lille rarely gets too hot in the summer, and often gets below freezing in the winter). Learn more about Lille
Reviews & ratings
"Practical as we arrive in the centre of Bordeaux. Was able to travel despite the heavy snow on that day. "
Value for moneyConvenience
"No problem with the TGV journey. For passengers changing from or to Lille Europe station (ex Eurostar) from or to Lille Flanders for some TGv's, it would be useful to have baggage trolleys available (with deposit if necessary) to help take luggage to the other station - about 500 metres. When booking seats, we would like the option of choosing or specifying forward-facing seats - our allocated seats were rear-facing. "
Value for moneyConvenience
"The train was slow and shaking the whole time. There wasn't a lot of room for larger luggages either. "