France Leg 16 Virtual Journey - Bordeux to Potiers

Virtual Journey - Bordeux, France with Open Rails and MSTS

Leg 16 - Bordeux, to Poitiers, France with Euro Truck Simulator 2, Promods and BMW X6 Car!

After driving the trams in Bordeaux we hire a BMW X6 and launch Euro Truck Simulator 2 with Promods to drive from Bordeaux to Poitiers, Airport to get a flight to Nantes.

Map of the Route

map  bordeaux to poitiers

Bordeux, France

Bordeaux, hub of the famed wine-growing region, is a port city on the Garonne River in southwestern France. It’s known for its Gothic Cathédrale Saint-André, 18th- to 19th-century mansions and notable art museums such as the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Bordeaux. Public gardens line the curving river quays. The grand Place de la Bourse, centered on the Three Graces fountain, overlooks the Miroir d’Eau reflecting pool.

Bordeaux, hub of the famed wine-growing region, is a port city on the Garonne River in southwestern France. It’s known for its Gothic Cathédrale Saint-André, 18th- to 19th-century mansions and notable art museums such as the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Bordeaux. Public gardens line the curving river quays. The grand Place de la Bourse, centered on the Three Graces fountain, overlooks the Miroir d’Eau reflecting pool.

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The municipality (commune) of Bordeaux proper has a population of 243,626 (2012). Together with its suburbs and satellite towns Bordeaux is the centre of the Bordeaux Métropole, which with 749,595 inhabitants (as of 2013) and 1,178,335 in the Metropolitan Area, the sixth largest in France. It is the capital of the Aquitaine-Limousin-Poitou-Charentes region, as well as the prefecture of the Gironde department. Its inhabitants are called "Bordelais" (for men) or "Bordelaises" (women). The term "Bordelais" may also refer to the city and its surrounding region.

The city's titles are "La perle d'Aquitaine" (The Pearl of Aquitaine), and "La Belle Endormie" (Sleeping Beauty) in reference to the old centre which had black walls due to pollution. Nowadays, this is not the case. In fact, a part of the city, Le Port de La Lune, was almost completely renovated. Bordeaux is the city which has the highest number of preserved historical buildings in France, except for Paris.

Bordeaux is the world's major wine industry capital. It is home to the world's main wine fair, Vinexpo, 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.

 

Poitiers

The historical heritage of Poitiers features over 80 listed monuments. There are museums that fans of archaeology, the fine arts and even unusual objects can visit. Keen shoppers have a wide choice of major department stores, boutiques and small traditional and craft shops. It has a varied range of restaurants offering inventive cuisine or typical regional dishes.

palais Poitiers hill

Over 3,000 shows are organised each year for all types of audiences: film festivals, street art festivals, the “Polychromies” illumination of the cathedral, urban guided tours, etc. The range of leisure activities is dense and varied, with many sports, games, discovery rambles and nature walks to be enjoyed. The capital of the Poitou-Charentes region is decidedly a rich, authentic and lively city on a human scale, one which proudly preserves its quality of life.

 

Poiters Airport

poitiers biard aeroport france 1 poitiers airport

Simulator used:

European Truck Simulator 2

Mods

Promods 2.1

BMW X6

Video of The Journey

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jpxaUeon6E0&index=16&list=PLpVT3f_ei_He3-kZb9BPIMKuEusToRSTw

Screenshots of the journey in Bordeux, France