Bordeaux France. Thanks to the top-quality wines produced in the local vineyards, Bordeaux is a city whose name, after Paris, is more recognizable than any other French city.
The great port city – a popular stopover for cruise liners – can trace its origins as a capital city back almost 2000 years. In the year 70 AD, Bordeaux replaced Saintes as the capital of the Roman province of Gallia Aquitania.