The port city of Bordeaux is located in France's southwest region, on the banks of the Garonne River. The city is home to an abundance of theatres, shops, art galleries, museums, parks and gardens. Hire a car from Bordeaux Gare St Jean and explore Bordeaux's rich array of historic monuments. The Saint Michel basilica Bell-Tower stands alongside the church at 114 metres tall and is the second tallest bell-tower in France. The gothic Cathédrale St-André looms over the city and is a UNESCO World Heritage site with the oldest section of the church dating back to 1096.