Birmingham
Birmingham

Birmingham

Get ready to jet off to Birmingham direct from Bordeaux: a city full of surprises!

Flight schedules

Low-cost scheduled flights

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BIRMINGHAM

From 30/06/2020 to 29/08/2020

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5 good reasons to go

A historical journey
A historical journey
Birmingham was not built in a day. Blakesley Hall, Aston Hall, Saint Philip’s cathedral, The Bullring and the “back to back” houses from the industrial revolution bear testimony to a rich past. As soon as your flight from Bordeaux lands, you will travel through time and through extremely different styles - from Tudor to contemporary.
The districts’ gem
The districts’ gem
Have you dreamt of a district dedicated entirely to jewellery? Then Birmingham is the place to go! The Jewellery Quarter boasts countless luxury jewellery shops. The museum tells the tale of this surprising quarter, and offers metalwork demonstrations. During the summer, the Jewellery Quarter Festival gives the district a whole other feel.
Birmingham, a rival for Venice
Birmingham, a rival for Venice
The Floating City may well see its title stolen by Birmingham, that counts more canals than Venice! You can explore this English city on foot, by bike or by boat. Why not spend some nights on a barge?
A natural backdrop
A natural backdrop
Though it is the second most populated city in England, nature still plays an important role in Birmingham. The botanical garden is a beautiful green haven. The aviary, tropical greenhouse and bonsai trees will make your visit even more special. One of the most-visited parks is Lickey Hills Country, spread out across Birmingham’s southern hills.
A place for fantastic adventures
A place for fantastic adventures
Did you know that J. R. R. Tolkien grew up in Birmingham - Sarehole to be precise? The author of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings probably got his inspiration from the West Midlands when imagining the lush green Shire. Sarehole Mill was turned into a museum and is a key stage of the fascinating Tolkien Trail.

To see / do

Culture and history

The industrial revolution museum

Birmingham was a major hub during the industrial revolution and is today home to the Black Country Living Museum. This open-air museum features a reconstruction of a whole village for you to admire. You can take a look at everything: the mine, school, fairground and shops. People in costumes and olden-time vehicles bring life to the village. Welcome to the industrial era!

A tasty trip to Birmingham

A tasty trip to Birmingham

Cadbury World is probably one of the most spectacular sites dedicated to chocolate. Cadbury is the ultimate British chocolate. Let yourself be transported through different worlds: 4D cinema, manufacturing history, advertising, workshops, Cadabra walk and more. You can enjoy some of its chocolate for breakfast or as a snack.

BMAG, the art museum

BMAG, the art museum

Do not miss out on a cultural stop at the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery. This large monument boasts impressive collections of paintings, jewellery and archaeological finds. In fact, the museum holds one of the world's major collections of pre-Raphaelite works .

Outings

The Queen’s Arms Pub

The Queen’s Arms Pub

Within the Jewellery Quarter you can find a pub that looks like it has come from past times: The Queen’s Arms Pub. This establishment was built in 1870 and is a favourite for locals and tourists, with its incredible façade, welcoming staff, relaxed atmosphere and endless beers. The food is also delicious, especially the sausages.

Night out on Broad Street

You can party anywhere in Birmingham. Yet the most well-known street for a memorable and quirky night out is Broad Street. There are countless bars and clubs all along the street. With your plane ticket to Birmingham in hand, you will experience surprise after surprise until the break of dawn. Unexpected places, such as a church, were renovated into night life hotspots.

Gastronomy

The balti, a taste of Asia

The balti first appeared in the city around 1970, and soon became the speciality of Birmingham. This delicious curry is eaten from a steel bowl - which is said to have given the dish its name. To find the best balti in Birmingham, head to the Balti Triangle (Ladypool Road, Stoney Lane and Stratford Road) where balti houses have sprung up everywhere.

The all-famous pork pies

The all-famous pork pies

This meat pie is a culinary speciality throughout England. The West Midlands are no exception, with their famouspork pies. The pie crust is filled with minced pork and jelly. Once cooked, it is left to cool. Unlike most pies, this one is eaten cold.

Practical information

Flight duration

1h55

Time difference

-1h GMT

Currency

Livre Sterling

Distance

855 km

Average temperature

Spring

6°C (max 11°C)

Summer

16°C (max 21°C)

Autumn

8°C (max 14°C)

Winter

5°C (max 10°C)

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