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Bordeaux

Travel Guide
Bordeaux featuring street scenes and heritage elements

Cycle along the city’s network of bike paths as you taste local wines, look across the Garonne River or relax in one of the city’s many gardens and parks.

Known around the world for its high caliber of wines, a visit to this French city reveals far more than just grapes and cellar doors. Bordeaux is a city loved by its residents for its laid back approach to life, and a progressive community of musicians and artists. Spurred by a large student population from one of France’s largest universities, the city has a vivid nightlife centered on the historic La Victoire district. The Garonne River provides a stunning backdrop to the picturesque city, and visitors to the city will love the scenic Les Quais quarter.

Bordeaux is a particularly flat city and, with 360 miles (580 kilometers) of paved cycling routes, a bike is the ideal mode of transport for visitors. Hire a bike from one of the many vendors in the city center, or make use of the city’s bike sharing program, with stations at regular intervals throughout the city. Bordeaux’s mild winters mean that bikes are a great way to see the city year round, although bringing a raincoat couldn’t hurt, even in summer.

The city’s major attractions are focused around its historic attractions and cultural institutions. Head to Sainte-Catherine Street in the pedestrian center of the city for excellent shopping and views, or climb the more than 200 steps to reach the top of the Basilica of St Michel’s gothic spire. The Musee D’Art Contemporain is a must for anyone with an interest in art, while those more interested in the outdoors will love Bordeaux’s botanic garden.

Once you’ve explored the city it’s time to sample its wares, and the vineyards around the city are a great place to start. The area is a world renowned region for wine production, and tours of the most famous wineries are available from the city center.

Bordeaux is located just 31 miles (50 kilometers) inland from France’s southwest coast. Bus or train to the city from Barcelona, Marseille or Paris, or fly to Bordeaux’s international airport from further afield.

Where to stay in Bordeaux

Hotel ibis Bordeaux Centre Gare Saint Jean Euratlantique
Hotel ibis Bordeaux Centre Gare Saint Jean Euratlantique
3 out of 5
28 Rue Charles Domercq, Bordeaux, Gironde
The price is ¥7,553 per night from Aug 29 to Aug 29
Located in Bordeaux Sud, this eco-friendly hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Rock School Barbey and Rue Sainte-Catherine. Place de la Bourse and Grand Theater Opera ...
4.1/5Very Good! (265 reviews)
"Hotel access and parking is difficult to find"

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2021

Hotel ibis Bordeaux Centre Gare Saint Jean Euratlantique
Intercontinental Bordeaux Le Grand Hotel, an IHG Hotel
Intercontinental Bordeaux Le Grand Hotel, an IHG Hotel
5 out of 5
2-5 Place De La Comédie, Bordeaux, Gironde
The price is ¥30,774 per night from Aug 16 to Aug 16
Located in Bordeaux Golden Triangle, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Grand Theater Opera National of Bordeaux and Place des Quinconces. The Water ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (300 reviews)
"Excellent location and service"

Reviewed on Jul 4, 2021

Intercontinental Bordeaux Le Grand Hotel, an IHG Hotel
Hilton Garden Inn Bordeaux Centre
Hilton Garden Inn Bordeaux Centre
4 out of 5
17 Allée de Rio, Bordeaux
The price is ¥10,733 per night from Sep 3 to Sep 3
Located in Bordeaux Sud, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Rock School Barbey, Rue Sainte-Catherine, and Place de la Bourse. Grand Theater Opera National of ...
4.4/5Excellent! (650 reviews)
"Excellent hotel overall"

Reviewed on Jul 3, 2021

Hilton Garden Inn Bordeaux Centre
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Montempo Bordeaux Centre
Montempo Bordeaux Centre
161 Rue Lucien Faure, Bordeaux, Gironde
The price is ¥7,338 per night from Aug 16 to Aug 16
This aparthotel is located in Bordeaux (Quartier du Lac), close to Submarine Base of Bordeaux, The City of Wine, and Bordeaux Congress Center. Also nearby are ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (24 reviews)
excellent rapport qualite prix
"tres bon accueil, chambre tres propre et fonctionnelle. parfait pour un court sejour"

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2021

Montempo Bordeaux Centre
Appart'City Bordeaux Centre
Appart'City Bordeaux Centre
3 out of 5
36, Rue General Larminat, Bordeaux, Gironde
The price is ¥8,025 per night from Aug 11 to Aug 11
Located in Saint Augustin, this residence is within 2 mi (3 km) of Chaban-Delmas Stadium, Rue Sainte-Catherine, and Grand Theater Opera National of Bordeaux. ...
3.6/5Good! (650 reviews)
Comfort and Price
"Easy bus ride from airport. Near tram to Bordeaux Center. Nit a far walk. walk. Grocery stores and mall nearby. Staff pleasant and helpful. Healthy breakfast available No blow dryer. Great AC. Room service weekly."

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2019

Appart'City Bordeaux Centre
Nemea Appart Hotel Résidence le Stadium
Nemea Appart Hotel Résidence le Stadium
3 Rue Georges Negrevergne, Merignac
The price is ¥9,323 per night from Aug 8 to Aug 8
Situated near the airport, this residence is within 3 mi (5 km) of Zoo Bordeaux-Pessac, Bois du Burck, and Chateau Pape Clement. Bordeaux Pessac Golf Club and ...
4.2/5Excellent! (497 reviews)
"A previous guest had been smoking in the room. There were ashes in the window sill, outside the window, cigarette burns and the room smelt of smoke. I was disappointed when I shared photos with the front desk worker the next morning and she only shrugged her shoulders. We will not stay with this ..."

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2020

Nemea Appart Hotel Résidence le Stadium
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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