Think that Bordeaux is only famous for its wine? Think again! This charming student city in south-west France was once one of the world’s busiest ports. The history of the city is easily enjoyed on a weekend trip, offering plenty of museums, architectural highlights and art galleries for visitors to explore. Take a relaxing stroll along the Garonne River and try to imagine the hustle and bustle of the city in years gone by. For a different perspective, climb the Pey-Berland Tower and soak in panoramic views of Bordeaux from above the cathedral square. The majesty of the Place de la Bourse is enjoyable at any time of day and from there you can easily walk to the various rampart gates of the old city. Fill your weekend break (and bellies!) with incredible French cuisine; regional highlights include all types of seafood and for dessert try a Cannelé Bordelais, a caramelised brioche that the city is famous for. As for the wine, you really can’t go wrong! Bon appétit!