Bordeaux history notes
Bordeaux history notes

Bits and pieces about Bordeaux: •It sits on the Garonne River and has been an important port at least since Romans came here, about 56 BC. Before long, viticulture took root. •In 1154, England took control when Henry II ascended to the throne. His wife, Eleanor of Aquitaine, had inherited it. •In 1453, it was reunited with France. •It is what it is today because of wine. Its wealth from wine merchants transformed the city in the 1700s, and it is that architecture that you see today. •Fire destroyed Bordeaux's theater in 1755, which gave rise to the Grand Théâtre, which some people think rivals Paris' Palace of Versailles. •Bordeaux was the city to...