Merignac is the largest suburb of the city of Bordeaux, bordering it to the west. This town is a member of the metropolitan Urban Community of Bordeaux. Located right in the very heart of the most famous wine region in Europe, Merignac is a Mecca for wine lovers. This town is the gateway to the regions famous vineyards and chateaux.
In Merignac, the airport is an important part of the economy. Surrounding the airport there are a number of well-developed commercial zones that house diverse businesses. Another section of the economy in Merignac is the Bordeaux vineyards, this area benefits from the wine trade. The most famous names in the wine trade, St Emilion, Pomerol, Latour, Margeaux, and Mouton are all nearby. The city also has a commercial section offering office space, cinemas, leisure facilities, and also a great Cultural Centre, Pin Galant.
Entertainment And Dining Out
One of the best places to take a deep breath and unwind is Spa de Vinothérapie Caudalie. Here you can immerse yourself, literally, in the local liquid. The spa offers a red-wine bath, Merlot wraps, and Cabernet body scrubs. Besides having plenty of wine to spare, the vine and grape extracts are said to promote anti-aging and strengthen the blood. The spa is 20 minutes south of Bordeaux next to Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte, exit at the A62 at junction 1. The best way to reach the spa is via car. One of many dining options in Bordeaux is Le Café du Musée. This restaurant is located on the rooftop of the stunning CAPC Musée d’Art Contemporain. Le Café du Musée is renowned for its artistic, international cuisine, with offerings such as satays, stir-fries, and a sumptuous Sunday brunch. You may also want to try Moshi Moshi in Bordeaux. This Japanese restaurant is decorated in a super-chic, minimalist fashion, leaving you to focus on the food. The open kitchen allows you watch the celebrated chefs roll out sushi, many that have unusual ingredients - like foie gras and magret de canard (duck breast).
The Bordeaux-Mérignac Airport serves the French city of Merignac and can be found in the centre of the city. The E5 which is the ring road that surrounds Bordeaux runs straight through the centre of Merignac. Cauderan-Merignac is a station that resides on the border of Bordeaux and Merignac and provides links with surrounding towns and cities.