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France's sixth-busiest airport serves the southwest city of Bordeaux and is officially named BordeauxMérignac after the suburb of Mérignac where the airport is located. More than four million passengers enter this airport annually, many of whom opt for car hire in Bordeaux Airport from one of the international firms inside the terminal.
Hall B of the airport's main L-shaped terminal handles all of its domestic flights, including hourly flights to Paris, while Hall A takes care of all international flights. Both Arrivals areas contain information desks, bars and luxury shops. Hall A also includes a currency exchange booth, a duty free shop in its Departures area, a bank, a runway-facing gourmet restaurant and a post office. A covered walkway connects the two halls.
Although Bordeaux itself is a heavily pedestrianised city, car rental in Bordeaux Airport is the most practical way to explore Bordeaux's surrounding countryside, which includes one of the world's most famous wine tasting regions. All seven firms renting vehicles at the airport require their motorists to pay with credit cards and be at least 25 years old.
When they compare car hire with other available transportation, visitors to Bordeaux will find driving in the city no more difficult or expensive than navigating Bordeaux's public transportation system. Traffic congestion in the city centre will be the only major problem motorists will encounter while driving in Bordeaux as the countryside is quite pleasant for motorists.
No Bordeaux visit would be complete without sampling its world famous wine, much of which is made in the nearby Sauternes and Château Margaux vineyards. Visitors may also wish to sip wine in the 13th-century walled city of Cadillac or the ancient city and UNESCO World Heritage site of St Emilion. A historic citadel and thriving harbour are among nearby Blaye's best known landmarks.
There really is no bad time of year to visit Bordeaux, a city whose temperate Mediterranean climate boasts mild winters, hot summers, frequent sunshine and an average annual daytime temperature of 19°C. However, wine lovers may want to avoid visiting in October, when most wineries are closed for Bordeaux's traditional harvest season. Spring is a popular alternative visiting season for those wishing to avoid summer crowds and heat.