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Beyond wine

Urban rejuvenation since the 1970s has transformed the French city of Bordeaux into more than just a wine destination. By Daven Wu

IT'S afternoon in the comforting gloom of the Roman-inspired spa at the Grand Hotel de Bordeaux & Spa. Lined with dark tiles, the bijou pool shimmers with the light streaming in through the towering floor-to-ceiling windows. Two French matrons, cocooned in thick fluffy bathrobes, murmur