Bordeaux

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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.

Golden Tulip Bordeaux - Euratlantique
Golden Tulip Bordeaux - Euratlantique
4 out of 5
13 Rue des Gamins - Bordeaux, Bordeaux, Gironde
The price is ¥10,117 per night from Oct 22 to Oct 22
Located in Bordeaux Sud, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Sacre Coeur Church, Rock School Barbey, and Marche des Capucins. Rue Sainte-Catherine and St. Michael ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (317 reviews)
"Modern and comfy room"

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Best Western Premier Hotel Bayonne Etche Ona - Bordeaux
Best Western Premier Hotel Bayonne Etche Ona - Bordeaux
4 out of 5
4 Rue Martignac, Bordeaux, Gironde
The price is ¥18,187 per night from Oct 24 to Oct 24
Located in Bordeaux Golden Triangle, this hotel is steps from Grand Theater Opera National of Bordeaux and Les Grands Hommes. Place des Quinconces and Cathedrale ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (429 reviews)
"Everything was great, location, room, staff and breakfast. Only improvement I would suggest is bigger bed side tables."

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2021

Best Western Premier Hotel Bayonne Etche Ona - Bordeaux
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 ¥26,649 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 1
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 ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (315 reviews)
"Great location abs service. Rooms are tiny."

Reviewed on Oct 2, 2021

Intercontinental Bordeaux Le Grand Hotel, an IHG Hotel
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All Suites Appart hotel Bordeaux Lac
All Suites Appart hotel Bordeaux Lac
3 out of 5
Rue Du Professeur Georges Jeanneney, Bordeaux
The price is ¥5,288 per night from Nov 6 to Nov 6
Located in Quartier du Lac, this residence is within a 15-minute walk of Kart System, Barriere Casino Theatre, and Bordeaux Congress Center. Bordeaux Stadium ...
3.1/5 (1,148 reviews)
Useful accommodation
"It’s a good place to stay to visit Bordeaux on a budget. It doesn’t feel particularly safe outside, 2 blokes wondering separately around. Either they were plain clothes security, punters or pimps. I would stay here again but we’ll go everywhere with my car."

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2021

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Aparthotel Adagio Bordeaux Gambetta
Aparthotel Adagio Bordeaux Gambetta
4 out of 5
40 Rue Edmond Michelet, Bordeaux, Gironde
The price is ¥12,165 per night from Nov 14 to Nov 14
Located in Bordeaux City Centre, this residence is within a 5-minute walk of Musee des Beaux-Arts and Place Gambetta. Hotel de Ville Palais Rohan and Palais ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (1,184 reviews)
"Good location. Spacious room. Clean."

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2021

Aparthotel Adagio Bordeaux Gambetta
Residhotel Galerie Tatry
Residhotel Galerie Tatry
3 out of 5
174 Cours du Medoc, Bordeaux
The price is ¥6,733 per night from Oct 22 to Oct 22
Located in Chartrons, this residence is within 2 mi (3 km) of Bordeaux Wine and Trade Museum, Contemporary Art Museum, and Place des Quinconces. Maison du Vin ...
3.9/5 Good! (1,510 reviews)
"Good location with 5 minutes walk to the tram station. Easy off site parking. Quiet environment. Small room but well equipped with everything we need. The mini pantry is good especially during this semi lockdown period with all restaurants closed. Will come again."

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2021

Residhotel Galerie Tatry
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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