Bordeaux Travel Guide

Bordeaux is a thriving port city on the Garonne River with beautiful 18th century mansions and architecture, including its Grand Theatre by architect Victor Louis. Home to one of France's most important wine regions, Bordeaux is especially known for its award-winning reds. Tour the chateaux, taste the world-class wines and indulge in the regional cuisine. Bordeaux also offers excellent museums, nightlife and nearby beaches.


Accommodation

Bordeaux offers a great range of accommodation options, particularly in the more popular tourist areas and attractions. The city centre and surrounding areas are home to a wide range of motels, hotels and resorts which offer a range of accommodation options including family rooms, standard accommodation, apartments, self-catering options and suites. Accommodation is also conveniently located close to some of Bordeaux's most popular attractions and sightseeing destinations including the Cathédrale Saint-André, Hôtel de Lalande, Basilique Saint-Seurin, Grand Théâtre and much more. See more about Bordeaux Accommodation


Getting Around

Bordeaux is one of France's most important rail transit points, meaning that the public transport services are excellent and getting around is easy. The airport is just 10km from the city centre and there are buses that also service the city and its surrounds. You can also get around Bordeaux by a variety of other methods such as renting a bicycle or motorised scooter, hopping on one of the urban buses, catching a cab or taking the new tramway system. More about Getting to Bordeaux


Attractions

Resplendent in 18th century grandeur, Bordeaux is home to a number of popular attractions including the impeccably classical Grand Théâtre on place de la Comédie, the Cathédrale Saint-André, the magnificent Hôtel de Lalande, Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Hôtel de Ville and Musée des Beaux-Arts and the Basilique Saint-Seurin. Bordeaux is also known for its vineyards including leading wine producers Margaux, Médoc, Sauternes and St. Emilion which are some of many cellars celebrated in the Fête du Vin wine festival. Read more about Bordeaux Attractions


Facts

Bordeaux is located in the southwest France and is one of the country's leading wine producers with most of the wine produced being red and only a small selection of white. Many of Bordeaux's museums display WWII artifacts. Bordeaux is also home to Europe's biggest shopping centre, Rue Saint Catherine. Male citizens are known as Bordelais while female residents are referred to as Bordelaise. The most historic parts of the city are UNESCO world heritage sites and used to be known as 'sleeping beauty' due to pollution turning the walls black.