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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...

Where to stay in Bordeaux

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Bordeaux City Centre

4.5/5Wonderful!(50 area reviews)

Travellers choose Bordeaux City Centre for its great bars. Hop aboard the metro at Gambetta Tram Station or Grand Theatre Tram Station and check out top sights like Grand Theater Opera National of Bordeaux.

Bordeaux City Centre
Cap Sciences which includes cycling

Chartrons

4.5/5Wonderful!(21 area reviews)

You might take some time to check out the abundant dining options in Chartrons. Spend some time visiting top spots like Cap Sciences, and catch the metro at Emile Counord Tram Station or Grand Parc Tram Station to see more of the area.

Chartrons
Notre Dame Church which includes heritage architecture and a church or cathedral

Bordeaux Golden Triangle

4.5/5Wonderful!(28 area reviews)

If you're spending time in Bordeaux Golden Triangle, you might enjoy attractions like Rue Sainte-Catherine and Notre Dame Church. You might also enjoy the neighbourhood's ample dining options before hopping on the metro at Grand Theatre Tram Station to see more of the city.

Bordeaux Golden Triangle
Cap Sciences which includes cycling

Quartier du Lac

4/5Very Good!(23 area reviews)

Noted for its lake views and bars, there's plenty to explore in Quartier du Lac. Top attractions like Barriere Casino Theatre and Aushopping Bordeaux Lac are major draws, and you can hop on the metro at Claveau Tram Station or Brandenburg Tram Station to see more of the city.

Quartier du Lac
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Saint-Michel

4/5Very Good!(1 area review)

Discover Saint-Michel, memorable for its restaurants. Popular attractions in Saint-Michel include St. Michael Basilica and Marche des Capucins, and you can see more of the area by hopping on the metro at Saint-Michel Tram Station.

Saint-Michel
Cap Sciences featuring signage

Bassins a Flot

The restaurants and museums are just a few things visitors like about Bassins a Flot. The City of Wine and Cap Sciences are worthwhile spots to check out, and you can hop on the metro at Bassins A Flot Tram Station or Rue Achard Tram Station to get around the larger area.

Bassins a Flot

Top hotels in Bordeaux

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Hilton Garden Inn Bordeaux Centre
Hilton Garden Inn Bordeaux Centre
4 out of 5
17 Allée de Rio, Bordeaux, Gironde
£81
per night
18 Apr-19 Apr

Located in Bordeaux Sud, this hotel is within 2 miles (3 km) of Rock School Barbey, Rue Sainte-Catherine and Place de la Victoire. Place de la Bourse and Grand ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (519 reviews)

"Lovely hotel very stylish decor. Excellent breakfast and helpful staff"…"

Reviewed on 11 Feb 2020

Hilton Garden Inn Bordeaux Centre
Hotel Stars Bordeaux Gare
Hotel Stars Bordeaux Gare
34 Rue De Tauzia, Bordeaux, Gironde

Located in Bordeaux Sud, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Rock School Barbey, Rue Sainte-Catherine and Place de la Victoire. Place de la Bourse and Grand ...

2.8/5 (1,180 reviews)
Home from home

"Very good hotel and great staff would advise anyone to stay here I am booked to stay here for a further two weeks well done"…"

Reviewed on 29 Nov 2019

Hotel Stars Bordeaux Gare
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
£73
per night
24 Apr-25 Apr

This family-friendly Bordeaux hotel is located on a lake, within 1 mi (2 km) of Rock School Barbey, Rue Sainte-Catherine and Place de la Victoire. Place de la ...

4.1/5Very Good! (228 reviews)
Bordeaux

"Good location close to train and transportation to the airport Short walk to see the main sites of the town"…"

Reviewed on 17 Oct 2019

Hotel ibis Bordeaux Centre Gare Saint Jean Euratlantique

Popular things to do in Bordeaux

Grand Theater Opera National of Bordeaux
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Grand Theater Opera National of Bordeaux

4.5/5(59 reviews)

As with many stately buildings that dominate their space, this one has a superb presence. Tour this magnificent building and enjoy one of its performances.

Rue Sainte-Catherine
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Rue Sainte-Catherine

4/5(76 reviews)

If you love to shop, this French street has great appeal. People watch as you have a drink or meal. The street seems to have a life of its own. 

Place de la Bourse
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Place de la Bourse

4.5/5(107 reviews)

Explore this photogenic riverside square, which is bordered by two grand neoclassical palaces and features a spectacular fountain at its center.

Place de la Victoire
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Place de la Victoire

4/5(80 reviews)

A gateway to the rest of the city, this bustling square in Bordeaux's student quarter is home to classical monuments and stylish restaurants.

The City of Wine
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The City of Wine

4.5/5(44 reviews)

You can spend time studying the exhibits at The City of Wine during your travels in Bordeaux. Discover the area's shops or seek out its local tours.

Jardin Public
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Jardin Public

4.5/5(54 reviews)

Stroll around the lawns of this public park and enjoy the tranquil environment. Then explore its cultural and culinary attractions.

Top activities in Bordeaux

Saint Emilion Full-Day Wine Tour From Bordeaux
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Saint Emilion Full-Day Wine Tour From Bordeaux

94% of travellers recommend
£114
Per adult
La Cité du Vin with Wine Tasting
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La Cité du Vin with Wine Tasting

82% of travellers recommend
£18
Per adult
Private tour of Bordeaux in a Citroën 2CV - 1,5 Hour
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Private tour of Bordeaux in a Citroën 2CV - 1,5 Hour

100% of travellers recommend
£181
Per adult
Wine, Sweet and Savory Food Walking Tour in Bordeaux
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Wine, Sweet and Savory Food Walking Tour in Bordeaux

100% of travellers recommend
£91
Per adult
Margaux Half-Day Wine Tour with Wine Tasting From Bordeaux
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Margaux Half-Day Wine Tour with Wine Tasting From Bordeaux

92% of travellers recommend
£64
Per adult
Private wine tour of Médoc - The winemaker
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Private wine tour of Médoc - The winemaker

£244
Per adult

Reviews of Bordeaux

4.6

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
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4 - Good
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4 - Good 32.01970443349754%
3 - Okay
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3 - Okay 1.9704433497536946%
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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

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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