Discover Bordeaux and the surrounding area

Welcome to our page dedicated to exploring Bordeaux, a world heritage city rich in historic monuments, enchanting urban landscapes and modern cultural attractions. Whether you’re a history buff, culture lover or simply in search of beauty, Bordeaux has so much to offer.

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Bordeaux’s architecture is a magnificent celebration of European history, often referred to as “Little Paris”. The elegant facades of Bordeaux buildings, with their wrought-iron balconies and monumental doors, bear witness to the city’s prosperity in the 18th century. In the heart of Bordeaux, Place de la Bourse embodies the essence of classical architecture with its perfect symmetry and openness to the river, offering a captivating visual spectacle with the Miroir d’eau, the world’s largest reflecting body of water. The Grand Theatre, another of the city’s jewels, is a dazzling example of neoclassical art, with its majestic colonnades. The city also incorporates modern, innovative features, such as the Chaban-Delmas bridge and the Cité du Vin, whose contemporary architecture evokes a liquid vortex, reflecting the importance of wine in Bordeaux culture. In the evening, stroll along the quays to admire the monuments and the illuminated “stone bridge”. When it comes to gastronomy, the city abounds with small Bordeaux brasseries and Michelin-starred gourmet restaurants.

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Place de la Bourse and the Miroir d’Eau

Designed in the 18th century, this square is a perfect example of French classical architecture, offering a remarkable visual spectacle that stretches all the way to the banks of the Garonne. The site attracts visitors and photographers alike, especially at sunset, when the golden light highlights the spectacular beauty of the architectural ensemble.

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Place Pey Berland

Place Pey Berland, adjacent to the majestic Cathédrale Saint-André. Next door, the Town Hall, a magnificent example of neo-classical architecture, stands elegantly.

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Le Grand Théâtre

A majestic building designed in the late 18th century by architect Victor Louis, the Grand Théâtre is undoubtedly Bordeaux’s most emblematic landmark. Tours are organized by the tourist office and can be booked on site.

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Place des Quinconces

Its vast open space is famous for its impressive monument to the Girondins, a fountain adorned with dramatic sculptures that pay tribute to the victims of the Terror during the French Revolution. The Place des Quinconces is not only a vital hub for public events, fairs and concerts, but also a popular place for residents and visitors to relax and enjoy a breath of fresh air in the dense urban environment of Bordeaux.

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The Cité du Vin

The Cité du Vin in Bordeaux is a celebration of wine culture, combining modern architecture and interactive exhibits. This remarkable building, resembling a swirl of wine in a glass, stands majestically along the banks of the Garonne. The Cité du Vin also offers tasting workshops. With its belvedere offering a panoramic view of Bordeaux.

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We’ve selected the best local guides for discovering and learning about Bordeaux’s history.

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The Arcachon Basin

Situated 45 minutes from Bordeaux, the seaside town of Arcachon boasts beautiful beaches, but is best known for Europe’s highest dune, the Dune du Pilat. During a boat trip, you can see the “cabanes Tchanquées”, wooden houses built on stilts in the middle of the lagoon. wooden houses on stilts in the middle of the lagoon. On the other side of the Bassin, the Cap-ferret road leads through a succession of small fishing villages to the lighthouse at the tip. on the way, stop off at Andernos- les-Bains for oysters at the oyster port


Tour of Bordeaux vineyards

The Medoc, Blayais and Saint-Emilion vineyards are less than an hour away by car. Take the wine route and discover our world-famous châteaux. Tours are organized by agencies from Bordeaux