Gironde (33) - Aquitaine
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The Laser Megajoule will be the most powerful
laser in the world, allowing fundamental research and the development of the
lasers and plasmas technologies.
The "Road of the lasers", a major project of regional planning for the optical
and lasers industries, will be born. Therefore, the area of Bordeaux will shelter the most important
concentration of optical and laser experts in Europe.
Bordeaux is the largest wine region in the world with about 117 000 hectares of vineyards, 57 appellations, 9,000 wine-producing châteaux, 13,000 wine growers, 400 traders and sales of 14,5 billion euros annually.
With an annual production of over 700 million bottles, Bordeaux produces large quantities of everyday wine as well as very expensive wines.
Both red and white wines are made in Bordeaux. Red Bordeaux is called claret in the United Kingdom. The Bordeaux wine region is divided into subregions including Saint-Émilion, Pomerol, Médoc, and Graves. More>>
20 000 people work for the aeronautic industry in Bordeaux. The city has some of the biggest
companies such as Dassault, Sogerma, SNECMA, Thales, SNPE... The Dassault Falcon private jets are built there as
well as the military aircraft Rafale and Mirage 2000, the A380 cockpit, the boosters of Ariane 5 or the M51 SLBM
Tourism is a fast growing industry in Bordeaux. The city and the beautiful
Aquitaine region surrounding it hope to attract more and more visitors in the next years.
3 millions visitors came to Bordeaux last year.
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