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Bordeaux (Bordèu in Gascon) is a port city in the south-west of France, and is the préfecture (administrative capital) of the Gironde département and the Aquitaine région. Its inhabitants are called Bordelais.

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The city is built on an arc of the river Garonne, and is thus divided into two parts: the right bank to the East and left bank in the West.



The surrounding region is famous for the style of red wine that also bears the name, though it is frequently called claret; it may contain up to five different grapes, including Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, and Malbec. The wine called white Bordeaux is made primarily from Sauvignon Blanc and Sémillon.


The philosopher Michel de Montaigne was born in Bordeaux as was Nobel laureate, Francois Mauriac.

Girondins de Bordeaux is the local football team.

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