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Bordeaux celebrates 50 years with L.A. as sister city
Bordeaux celebrates 50 years with L.A. as sister city

Although some sister city matches are made in heaven — Cannes, France, and Beverly Hills, for instance — others appear less so, and many are just plain eccentric. What to make of the fact that Bordeaux, deep down near France's Atlantic coast, was the fourth of Los Angeles' 25 sister cities? What does huge, sprawling, postmodern L.A. (population 4 million — or more like 12 million if you count the greater L.A. area) have to do with compact, historic Bordeaux (population 700,000) with its great wines and 18th century architecture? No matter the epic mismatch; this year marks the 50th anniversary of L.A.'s and Bordeaux's sisterhood. To celebrate that bond, the French city has a number of L.A.-...

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