The gastronomy in South-West France is reputed for its high quality all over the world. It goes without saying that a well dressed table in the region is accompanied by a glass of wine, but what are Bordeaux’s culinary strong points? Whether it be extravagant cuisine or « à la bonne franquette » as the French say when referring to informal cuisine, Bordeaux has a diversity of restaurants and bars to suit your appetite. Do not forget that eating has strong cultural connotations and it is very important to take your time, often hours, to appreciate the gastronomical adventure. All that is left to say is, « bon appétit » !