4rd edition:

    Tourism

    Discover Bordeaux, one of the most beautiful city in the world !

    Running a marathon is probably not the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Bordeaux, France, and running a marathon at night is definitely not the first thing that comes to mind when you think of running. The Marathon de Bordeaux Métropole, which takes place in April, offers thousands of runners the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to run 26.2 miles (42.2 km) around a UNESCO World Heritage Site under the light of the stars. It’s a chance for runners to take in sites of one of the world’s most beautiful cities in an entirely unique way and see the city of Bordeaux as few others do. A half-marathon and relay option are also available for those who want to spent a little more time exploring the world’s most famous wine region and a little less time pounding the pavement.  

     

    Let’s be honest: If you’re coming to Bordeaux for the marathon, you’re not coming to Bordeaux just to run. This is the ultimate race-cation destination, as much for its legendary wine as for the world-renowned architecture. There’s a lot to see and do in Bordeaux, so you don’t want to waste any time while you’re there.   Must-see landmarks   Bordeaux is the perfect city for a walking tour, whether you sign up for one with a guide or just map it out yourself. The Place de la Bourse is the city’s most visited site, and with the race beginning and finishing in front of it, you should have plenty of opportunities for photos. In front of the Place de la Bourse sits the world’s largest reflecting pool, which it what makes the Place de la Bourse especially impressive at night. You’re not going to find a better finish line anywhere in the world

    Photo : Christophe Bouthé

    24 MARCH 2018