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Bordeaux
Travel Guide

Bordeaux which includes street scenes and heritage elements

A UNESCO world heritage site since 2007, Bordeaux's urban and architectural treasures are some of the most prestigious in the world.

Let yourself be captivated by its charm and elegance as you stroll along the quaysides on the left bank of the Garonne, which reflect the Bordeaux lifestyle, with their gardens, boutiques, leisure spaces, and pedestrian or bicycle promenades.

From there, immerse yourself in the historic centre of Bordeaux, the picturesque Saint Pierre district. Go down one of the narrow streets, explore the shops and stop off at a cafe terrace to drink in the authentic feel of this neighbourhood.

Then head back up the famous pedestrianised Rue Sainte Catherine, which runs between the Place de la Comédie and the Place de la Victoire, an area popular with students. There you'll find over half a mile of shops to suit all budgets and all tastes.

Take time to visit the Grand Théâtre which, with its three centuries of history, is a must-visit. You'll be amazed by the impressive buildings. For film buffs, Utopia is also well worth a visit. Housed in a former church in Bordeaux's old town, Utopia is a cultural space offering a varied programme: films in their original language, discussion evenings and festivals to name just some of the events. You'll have a great time here.

To see the city from a different angle, cross the Garonne via the Pont de Pierre, an iconic landmark of Bordeaux, and head for the Bastide neighbourhood. Stop off at the Jardin Botanique (Botanic Garden) with its wonderful greenhouses for a spot of lunch. The restaurant "Le Caillou" offers a great range of affordable set menus. You'll also enjoy its terrace and concerts, which are held all year round.

As you walk, let yourself be tempted by the cuisine of Bordeaux to suit your taste and pocket, invariably accompanied by excellent local wines. To help you decide, Expedia offers a wide range of restaurants and accommodation to make your stay in Bordeaux truly unforgettable.

Also take advantage of our holiday offers to discover the treasures of the Bordeaux region: its vineyards, its wine estates, Arcachon bay, the dunes of Pilat...

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Where to stay in Bordeaux

Seeko'o
Seeko'o
4 out of 5
54 Quai De Bacalan, Bordeaux, Gironde
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £95 per night from 10 May to 10 May
Located in Chartrons, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Contemporary Art Museum, Place des Quinconces and Maison du Vin de Bordeaux. Grosse Cloche and Cathedrale ...
4.2/5Excellent! (353 reviews)
Comfortable and pleasant
"Very comfortable room ideally located for my trip with a great access to the tram giving flexibility to be anywhere in less than 20mn. The staff is very friendly and professional"

Reviewed on 6 Oct 2020

Seeko'o
Quality Hotel Bordeaux Centre
Quality Hotel Bordeaux Centre
3 out of 5
27 rue du Parlement Sainte Catherine, Bordeaux, Gironde
The price is £80 per night from 16 May to 16 May
Located in Bordeaux City Centre, this hotel is steps away from Parliament Square and Rue Sainte-Catherine. Grand Theater Opera National of Bordeaux and Place ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (32 reviews)
"Parfait tout c’est bien passé Chambre spacieuses Réception très agréable"

Reviewed on 1 Mar 2021

Quality Hotel Bordeaux Centre
Appart'City Bordeaux Aéroport St Jean D'Illac
Appart'City Bordeaux Aéroport St Jean D'Illac
3 out of 5
1140 avenue de Bordeaux, Saint-Jean-d'Illac, Gironde
The price is £41 per night from 16 May to 16 May
Situated in a rural location, this apartment building is within 6 miles (10 km) of Bordeaux Pessac Golf Club, Zoo Bordeaux-Pessac and Bordeaux Technowest. Circuit ...
3.5/5Good! (475 reviews)
arking door difficult to open
"We arrive late in the night because there was high traffic in Paris and when we arrive it was difficutl to find the place and the correct way to put inside the car. One of the doors didnñt opened with the code provided."

Reviewed on 28 Dec 2019

Appart'City Bordeaux Aéroport St Jean D'Illac
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.
Résidence Mer & Golf
Résidence Mer & Golf
4 out of 5
The price is £66 per night from 23 May to 23 May
This family-friendly Anglet residence is located on the boardwalk, within a 15-minute walk of Biarritz Golf Club, Anglet Beach and Miramar Beach. Bay of Biscay ...
3.4/5 (908 reviews)
A bit tired but Comfy
"Comfortable but property is dated and in need of renovation. Unfortunately photos over sell it but it was OK, we were comfortable and warm."

Reviewed on 24 Jan 2021

Résidence Mer & Golf
Résidence Victoria Surf
Résidence Victoria Surf
21 Ter Avenue Edouard VII, Résidence Le Victoria Surf, Biarritz
Located in Biarritz, this beachfront aparthotel is in the city centre and within 1 mi (2 km) of Imperial Chapel and Bay of Biscay. Miramar Beach and Biarritz ...
4/5Very Good! (58 reviews)
"Like a poor premier in - would have been better of we had booked to stay in a sea view room - the road was so noisy and busy and the room so hot but too noisy to sleep with the windows open - great location though - just book the seaview side"

Reviewed on 19 Jul 2019

Résidence Victoria Surf
Résidence Lagrange Vacances Les Patios Eugénie
Résidence Lagrange Vacances Les Patios Eugénie
4 out of 5
30/32 Avenue De La Reine Victoria, Biarritz, Pyrenees-Atlantiques
Situated near the beach, this spa residence is within 1 mile (2 km) of Paroisse Notre Dame du Rocher - Eglise Saint-Charles and Bay of Biscay. Imperial Chapel ...
4.1/5Very Good! (112 reviews)
"We were greeted by a very impolite receptionist who snapped at us for not knowing there is a 400 euro deposit to be paid upon arrival. Telling us this is written EVERYWHERE. Which is not true, only upon very thoroughly checking the Hotels.com booking did I find that the deposit is mentioned in the ..."

Reviewed on 12 Oct 2019

Résidence Lagrange Vacances Les Patios Eugénie
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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Reviews of Bordeaux

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5/5 - Excellent

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18 Mar 2020

Lovely place , nice and flat for mobility. Excellent restraints, shops and above all great transport to get about. Will come back

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

25 Feb 2020

Excellent team and transport system which is very reasonable and reliable and safe.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

29 Dec 2019

There are wine tasting tours that can be taken through the Bordeaux tourism office to visit Saint-Emilion. The tourist office also offers walking tours or with the City Pass there are also tours on an open top bus or mini train.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

21 Nov 2019

Lovely range of food options especially the great meat and cheese

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

2 Nov 2019

The most beautiful shopping streets. Lots of variety and plenty of restaurants. My only problem was the cyclists and scooters in the pedestrian areas, very hazardous and not very safe.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

29 Oct 2019

Great City. Underestimated , great in city transport system.

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