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Place de la Victoire

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

Like Place Charles de Gaulle in Paris, Place de la Victoire features an arch monument and has roads leading off in every direction toward other city neighborhoods. Unlike its bigger counterpart, however, Bordeaux's cool plaza is not swamped with tourists. The laid-back atmosphere here makes it an ideal place to linger a while. Rest from sightseeing at one of the square’s cafés and bars and watch people coming and going.

Look for the marble column in the center, which celebrates Bordeaux’s wine production heritage. The unique pillar twists like a vine and uses red stone from the Languedoc region to represent Bordeaux's renowned wines. Take a seat on the bronze tortoise next to the obelisk.

The square's other notable monument is the Porte d'Aquitaine, a stone arch dating back to 1753. Examine the reliefs depicting sea gods. Cross through the arch to enter the famous Rue Sainte-Catherine, which runs past the Aquitaine Museum up to the Bordeaux National Opera.

Stop to admire the a building that belongs to the University of Bordeaux on the eastern edge of the square. The classical-style façade features Ionic columns and busts of scientists. Two statues representing nature and science welcome visitors to its entrance.

Taste some of the region's well-regarded wine in one of the restaurants on the square, which range from casual cafés and bars to fine-dining establishments. On warm evenings, patrons often sit outside and enjoy drinks as the sun sets. You’ll find several banks and hotels around the plaza too.

Open-air live music events are occasionally held in the square, as are local markets. Check to see if any of the surrounding cafés are hosting music nights during your stay.

Take a tram or bus to Victoire stop to reach Place de la Victoire. The square is less than 10 minutes away on foot from other major attractions in the city, such as the Grosse Cloche.

Like to make your time spent at Place de la Victoire even more special? Don't miss the chance to try out some of these activities:

Pointe-à-Pitre Food & History Tour is just one of the best activities on offer here.

Have a look at our Bordeaux things to do page to learn about even more activities while you're here.


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    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 Theater Opera National of Bordeaux are also within 2 miles (3 km). Tauzia Tram Station is only a 2-minute walk and Sainte-Croix Tram Station is 3 minutes.

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      Located in Bordeaux Sud, this residence is within a 15-minute walk of Rock School Barbey, Rue Sainte-Catherine and Place de la Victoire. Place de la Bourse and Grand Theater Opera National of Bordeaux are also within 2 miles (3 km). Tauzia Tram Station is 7 minutes by foot and Sainte-Croix Tram Station is 8 minutes.

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      17 Allée de Rio, Bordeaux, Gironde
         
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        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 Theater Opera National of Bordeaux are also within 2 miles (3 km). Belcier Tram Station is 8 minutes by foot and Carle Vernet Tram Station is 11 minutes.

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        19 Rue Poquelin Molière, Bordeaux
           
          2.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in Bordeaux City Centre, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Grand Theater Opera National of Bordeaux, Aquitaine Museum and Musee des Beaux-Arts. Place de la Bourse and Contemporary Art Museum are also within 1 mi (2 km). Gambetta Tram Station and City Hall are within a 5-minute walk.

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          14-16 Rue De La Vieille Tour, Bordeaux, Gironde
             
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            Located in Bordeaux City Centre, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Place Gambetta and Rue Sainte-Catherine. Grand Theater Opera National of Bordeaux and Place de la Bourse are also within 15 minutes. Gambetta Tram Station and Grand Theatre Tram Station are within a 5-minute walk.

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            Hotel Burdigala

            115 Rue Georges Bonnac, Bordeaux, Gironde
               
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              Located in Meriadeck, this romantic hotel is within a 15-minute walk of St. Seurin Basilica, Rue Sainte-Catherine and Grand Theater Opera National of Bordeaux. Place de la Bourse and Place de la Victoire are also within 1 mile (2 km). Meriadeck Tram Station and Saint Bruno - Hotel de Region Tram Station are within a 5-minute walk.

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              Hôtel Cardinal

              4 rue Elisée Reclus, Bordeaux
                 
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                Located in Bordeaux City Centre, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Hotel de Ville Palais Rohan and Rue Sainte-Catherine. Grand Theater Opera National of Bordeaux and Place de la Bourse are also within 15 minutes. Palais de Justice Tram Station and City Hall are within a 5-minute walk.

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                60 RUE EUGENE LEROY, Bordeaux, BOD
                   
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