Que faire à Bordeaux ?

Discover Bordeaux during your trip

Bordeaux is not only a beautiful and beautifully preserved city, it is also a vibrant regional centre with a variety of activities to suit all tastes.

Here are some ideas of what to do when you leave your luxury boutique hotel in Bordeaux:

– Don’t leave the region without venturing into the Bordeaux vineyards. Take a bucolic and tasty stroll to discover what has been the heartbeat of the city for centuries: wine. Excursions are available directly from the hotel. If you are interested, do not hesitate to ask for information at the hotel reception.

– Although Bordeaux has not yet developed its riverbanks to be as close to the water as Lyon or Paris, it is still a city of water, crossed from north to south by the Garonne. Take a river cruise to discover the city and its surroundings from another angle. You can even have lunch and dinner along the river.

– Lastly, Bordeaux is a wine city, but it is also an important gastronomic centre: between two cannelés, discover the regional flavours through the different markets of the city: the Chartrons, the Capucins or the Halles de Bacalan.

Don’t hesitate to ask our hotel for information on all these activities and many others.

Places to visit in Bordeaux an the area

Place de la Bourse

The Place de la Bourse is one of the most emblematic places in Bordeaux. It is here that the Palais de la Bourse is located, the former home of Bordeaux merchants. The square is surrounded by numerous 18th century private mansions, witnesses of the past prosperity of the city. Today, it is a popular place for tourists and the Bordelais themselves.


Cité du Vin

The Cité du Vin is a museum in Bordeaux dedicated to the history, culture and production of wine. It is located in the Chartrons district, on the banks of the Garonne.

Entrance to the museum is free for children under 18 and there is a discount for students. There are also special rates for groups.

The museum offers an audio-visual tour that presents the history of wine around the world. You can also taste wines in the wine cellar and participate in wine workshops.


Basilica of Saint Michael

The Basilica of Saint-Michel is a Gothic church located in the Saint-Michel district of Bordeaux. It was built in the 14th century on the ruins of a former Romanesque church. The basilica is known for its impressive interior and its magnificent stained glass windows.


St. Andrew’s Cathedral

The Cathedral of Saint Andrew in Bordeaux is a Gothic cathedral located in the historic centre of the city. It is considered one of the most beautiful cathedrals in France and was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1998. The cathedral also houses the Tomb of the Duke of Alba, one of the most visited monuments in Bordeaux.


Cailhau Gate

The Porte Cailhau is a fortified gateway located in the historic centre of Bordeaux. It was built in the 15th century and is considered one of the most beautiful gates in the city.


Grosse Cloche

When you think of Bordeaux, you often have the image of a chic and elegant city. However, this city has much more to offer! Among the many sites and monuments that can be visited, the Grosse Cloche is certainly a must. This 14th century watchtower is located in the heart of the old town and has become a symbol of the city of Bordeaux. From its top, you have a magnificent view of the city centre!


Place de la Comédie

The Place de la Comédie is the historic heart of Bordeaux. This is where tourists come to take pictures and admire the architecture. The square is surrounded by many restaurants, cafes and bars, making it a great place to relax and enjoy the city.


Place des grands-hommes

The Place des Grands Hommes is a must-see place in Bordeaux. At the heart of the square is a magnificent-domed shopping centre. The streets around the square are all named after famous French authors. It is also one of the liveliest places in the city, with its many bars and restaurants.


Bassin des Lumières

The Bassin des Lumières is a beautiful place to visit in Bordeaux. The building itself is worth a visit. It is a former submarine base built by the Germans during the Second World War. Instead of destroying the reinforced concrete block, it now houses innovative and original exhibitions. Called the pool of lights because of its architecture and its location on the water, come and enjoy the magnificent exhibitions.


Public Garden

The Jardin Public de Bordeaux is a beautiful garden located in the heart of the city. It is a great place to relax and admire the city around you. There is a wide variety of plants and flowers, as well as fountains and sculptures. The garden is open every day from 8am to 8pm.


Place des Quinconces

The Square des Quinconces is the largest green space in Bordeaux. It covers 30 hectares and hosts the traditional summer and winter funfairs every year. It is a very pleasant place to walk around, where you can admire a monumental fountain and many memorials.


Darwin Space

Change banks to discover the Espace Darwin. This space is dedicated to the environment and innovative projects. It is a dynamic living space where you will never get bored. Skatepark, restaurants, bar, shows, food-truck, shops, Darwin is a mini-city in the city of Bordeaux. It’s a must-see that grows every year.