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Did you know? Bordeaux have provided France's national side with more players for World Cup squads than any other club – 21.

Ticket prices depend on the opponent, but for a typical match range in price from €12.00 for an upper-tier seat behind the goal to €54.00 for the best seats at the main stand.

Olympique Lyonnais coach Bruno Genesio hailed his team's derby victory while Lucien Favre ordered his league leaders OGC Nice to keep going "match by match" after their dramatic win over FC Lorient. Reactions...

Mario Balotelli's brilliant winner ensured OGC Nice top the table going into the international break, but AS Monaco are right behind them after recording their record away win. Meanwhile, Olympique Lyonnais claimed the derby honours.

Stade Matmut Atlantique officially opened on 23 May 2015 with a league match between Bordeaux and Montpellier (2-1), and hosted its first international match on 7 September of the same year when France beat Serbia 2-1 in a friendly.

• Les Quais: The pride of Bordeaux. Completely renovated and pedestrianised, these promenades along the banks of the Garonne beautifully frame the heart of the city, with Place de la Bourse taking pride of place, its famous reflection in the waters (Miroir d'Eau) a favourite sight among visitors and locals alike. Place de la Bourse©AFP

The stadium is located just north of Bordeaux’ ring road. Take exit 4 / 4a / 4b  from the A630 towards Parc des Expositions / Bx Lac. There is plenty of parking space near the stadium.

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CareerStade Rennais FC (1991-95 et 2000-02), FC Nantes (1995-98), Olympique de Marseille (1998-99), Montpellier HSC (1999), SC Bastia (2002-04), Angers SCO (2004-05), Clermont Foot (2005-06)

Distance of Stade de Bordeaux to...City centre: 8kmAirport: 17km

The vine was introduced to the Bordeaux region by the Romans, probably in the mid-first century, to provide wine for local consumption, and wine production has been continuous in the region since.[12]

Flights from Frankfurt depart from one of Europe's fastest-growing hubs, with the amenities such a status demands. The airport is a key stopover for travellers crossing the world and has some of the most luxurious relaxation lounges on offer. Passengers taking one of the flights Frankfurt offers can take advantage of the Sky Lounge or one of 16 other lounges. The SkyLine train connects Terminals 1 and 2, and runs every two to three minutes.

Bordeaux and its environs are also well known for aeronautical and space industry establishments, as well as civil engineering and defence concerns, in the area known as Aerospace Valley. The city is famous too for biotechnology, shipbuilding, video game development and start-ups in the green and digital economies.

• Stade Chaban-Delmas: Located centrally in the city, Stade Chaban-Delmas, formerly known as Parc Lescure, is recognised as part of Bordeaux's 20th-century heritage. This was the first stadium in the world to have fully-covered stands without structural pillars obscuring spectators' view.

Saint-Etienne striker Robert Beric - injured and out of commission for Slovenia's two World Cup qualifiers - has admitted that he probably shouldn't have played in his side's 2-0 Rhône derby loss to Olympique Lyonnais.

In 2015, a naming rights deal was announced with insurance firm Matmut, resulting in the name Matmut Atlantique.

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Tourism, especially wine tourism, is a major industry. mentioned Bordeaux as the best tourist destination in Europe in 2015.[16]

The 35,000-capacity Stade Chaban-Delmas is the largest stadium in Bordeaux. It was a venue for the FIFA World Cup in 1938 and 1998, as well as the 2007 Rugby World Cup. In the 1938 FIFA World Cup, it hosted a violent quarter-final known as the Battle of Bordeaux. The ground was formerly known as the Stade du Parc Lescure until 2001, when it was renamed in honour of the city's long-time mayor, Jacques Chaban-Delmas.

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In the summer of 1983 Girondins de Bordeaux organised a centenary tournament. Bordeaux won a 2–0 victory over FC Barcelona in the semi-finals of this tournament. In the centenary tournament final the club was defeated by VfB Stuttgart.[5]

At Hotel Burdigala Bordeaux MGallery by Sofitel, The Bacchus Bar offers drinks, while La Table de Burdigala restaurant serves a breakfast buffet, regional cuisine, and Bordeaux wines. The hotel also features a business center.

Tickets for Bordeaux matches can be bought online through the official website, the Auchan website, or Ticketmaster. They are generally sold as print-at-home e-tickets. Tickets can furthermore be purchased in person at the ticket office at Matmut Atlantique, at the L’Esprit Girondins club store at Bordeaux’ Château du Haillan training ground in the north-west of the city (on weekdays only), or any Ticketmaster sales outlet.

Bordeaux is the world's major wine industry capital. It is home to the world's main wine fair, Vinexpo,[5] while the wine economy in the metro area takes in 14.5 billion euros each year. Bordeaux wine has been produced in the region since the 8th century. The historic part of the city is on the UNESCO World Heritage List as "an outstanding urban and architectural ensemble" of the 18th century.[6]

There are a fair few hotels near Matmut Atlantique due to its close proximity to the conference centre. The ibis budget Le Lac and Campanile Bordeaux Nord are good options for those on a budget, while the Novotel Bordeaux Lac, Mercure Bordeaux Lac, and Pullman Bordeaux Lac offer more comfort for those that have a little more to spend.

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Jean-Louis Triaud talks wine production, club culture and the side's prospects under new coach Jocelyn Gourvennec - as well as new faces like Jérémy Toulalan and Jérémy Ménez - with the Ligue 1 Show's Matt Spiro.

The number of inhabitants of Bordeaux is greater than 199,999 and less than 250,000 and so the number of municipal councilors is 61. They are divided according to the following composition:

Bordeaux's climate is usually classified as an oceanic climate (Köppen climate classification Cfb); however, the summers tend to be warmer and the winters milder than most areas of similar classification. Substantial summer rainfall prevents its climate from being classified as Mediterranean.


* This history does not include the "war" seasons (1939/1940 to 1944/1945).

Click here for an overview of all hotels near Matmut Atlantique. However, if you’ve got some more time to spend, you would likely opt to stay in Bordeaux’ city centre where you can find a wide range of hotels.

Bordeaux is also a rugby town. UBB (Union Bègles Bordeaux), managed by former France captain Raphaël Ibanez, are a force to be reckoned with in the Top 14 league. Hockey, too, has a strong tradition in Bordeaux for both men and women, with their clubs having already celebrated centenaries.

As the city developed, the construction of townhouses and monuments formed the Bordeaux we know today, as recognised by UNESCO. The city experienced its second golden age in the 19th century as the European industrial and economic revolution was in full swing. Bordeaux is fondly called the 'Sleeping Beauty' but has reinvented itself in a modern style over the last decade without detriment to its heritage, architecture or history.

Renowned worldwide for its incredible wines, the city of Bordeaux is a popular tourist destination. When you plan your holiday getaway to Bordeaux with ebookers, you'll land at Bordeaux-Merignac Airport, which is located roughly six miles from the city centre. The airport serves over four million passengers per year and offers domestic and international flights to and from locations across the globe.

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A new stadium has been open in 2015 to replace the Chaban-Delmas stadium. It has a capacity of 42500 people.[26] – Official website of FC Girondins de Bordeaux. – Official website of Stade Matmut Atlantique. – Official website of the Bordeaux tourist office. – Bordeaux public transport information.

La Table de Burdigala - Restaurant serving a breakfast buffet daily, as well as regional cuisine, including seafood, and Bordeaux wines.