Friday, December 30, 2016 - 16:20 by bordeaux
Bordeaux in France has been named the top city in the world for travellers in 2017. The city receives the accolade in Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2017, the highly anticipated collection of the world’s hottest trends, destinations and experiences for the year ahead. The bestselling, inspirational travel yearbook from the world’s leading travel authority highlights the top ten countries, cities, regions and best value destinations that Lonely Planet’s experts recommend travelers experience in 2017.
As the book highlights, “The new LGV Sud-Ouest line, due for completion in mid-2017, connects the city with Europe’s high-speed train network and cuts travel time from Paris to just two hours. Its timing is perfect. The recently opened Cité du Vin continues the impressive redevelopment of the Garonne riverfront, with a state-of-the-art wine-lovers’ experience, and the city’s gastronomic revolution keeps building on its own success.”
Tom Hall, Lonely Planet’s Editorial Director, explained, “Bordeaux topped our list of cities for 2017 because it has completely transformed in recent years. It has an enviable food and wine scene as well as mesmerizing history allowing you to lose yourself among the graceful and grandiose medieval side streets of the city. Bordeaux has come into its own and deserves to be seen. ”
Lonely Planet’s writers and experts spend time on the road in almost every destination on the planet, and each year they report which destinations are set to take off, offering travellers the best experience available. The destinations selected for Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel meet specific criteria; it could be that something special is going on in the year ahead or there's been recent development and a lot of buzz about the place, that it offers travellers new things to see or do, or that the Lonely Planet team of experts thinks it’s been overlooked and underrated and suggests travellers visit before the crowds do.