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Traveling to Bordeaux? The city has refined its flavor
Traveling to Bordeaux? The city has refined its flavor

It was raining when I landed at Bordeaux's airport, and I couldn't find the shuttle bus. Claudia, from Santa Barbara and studying at the University of Bordeaux, came to my rescue. How did she like living here? "I love it," she said. "I think it might have been dull, but in the last few years all kinds of trendy bars and cafes and boutiques have opened up, so there's plenty to do, and in the summer they've made a feature out of the riverside where the old port used to be." Bordeaux? The port city known for wine and architecture? Had it taken a cue from sister city Los Angeles and reinvented itself? For years, Bordeaux was known as "La Belle...

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