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Send a Parcel to Bordeaux, France
One of the greatest wine producing regions in the World Bordeaux is well known across the globe for this very reason. It has a population of around 240,000 in the city centre making it the 9th largest city in France, and a further 1.1 million living in the outer urban area.
The city carries the nickname in French of, "The Sleeping Beauty", which refers to years back when the cities outer walls were black with pollution! We are glad to say this is no longer the case.
Its main claim to fame besides being a regional wine producer of the same name is that it is also the major wine industry capital of the World and holds the Worlds main wine fair called Vinexpo. It’s big business with the wine industry generating around 14.5 Billion Euros per annum.
It is yet another French town that has its historic part of the city on the UNESCO World Heritage List and as French towns go it’s one of the oldest with the first settlement in 300 BC and the Romans arriving in Bordeaux in 60 BC. Many changes of power have occurred over the years and major changes were seen between the 12th to the 15th century as it increased its links with England. From a trade perspective the town really came alive in the 16th century with the slave and sugar trade.
Bordeaux has been used as an alternate capital to Paris for the government three times during major wars.
The region is much more stable now and features mild winters with snow being a rarity, but has substantial rain in Summer. The region has good transport links and the parcel delivery services by independent couriers and the French national postal service, La Poste, in the region are good.
Being a European country shipping parcels to the Bordeaux region is relatively painless, as ever though keep an eye on the paperwork.
Essentials when sending a parcel to Bordeaux
It is important to bear in mind the following points when you send a parcel to Bordeaux:
- Make sure the contents of your parcel(s) adhere to our prohibited and restricted items list.
- Ensure that you print and complete the necessary documents required when sending a parcel to France.
- Check for any customs charges or other surcharges that may apply to French shipments.
- Be sure that every parcel is securely packaged to avoid damage to the contents.
- Relax and rest assured that your parcel will arrive safe-and-sound in France when sending through !