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What to see in Euro 2016 host cities

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What to see in Euro 2016 host cities

UEFA Euro 2016 host city: Bordeaux. Cloister of Franciscan Convent, XIV Century St Emilion Dordogne Valley. [Photo/IC]

Region: Aquitaine

Population: 242,945

Bordeaux, the capital of the Aquitaine region, is world-renowned for its wine. The Romans planted the first vineyards over 2,000 years ago and the area around Bordeaux is now a major wine-producing region as a result of its maritime climate and calcium-rich soils. Producing some 800 million bottles a year and with sales topping €3 billion, Bordeaux is a serious contender for the title of the world capital of wine.

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