Bordeaux is the wine capital of the world. Situated in the southwest of France on the banks of the Garonne River, the city is famous for its world-renowned wine production, architecture and food. The city is home to more than 200 châteaux, ranging from small, family-owned estates to some of the world’s most prestigious and well-known wineries. Bordeaux is also home to the world’s largest wine fair, Vinexpo, which takes place every other year. The city’s architecture is a mix of Gothic, Romanesque and Renaissance styles, and its wide, tree-lined boulevards are a perfect place to explore on foot. The city’s many restaurants serve up some of the best food in France, with dishes such as confit de canard, magret de canard and foie gras being particular favourites.