Bordeaux

Welcome to Bordeaux! Awarded the title of Best European Destination in 2015 and mentioned by the New York Times and The Telegraph as a top destination in 2016, Bordeaux has become a must-see city, particularly for wine tourism.

As you make your way through Bordeaux’s various districts, you’ll experience time travel – you’ll discover the fourth century Palais Gallien; and the stunning 13th century cathedral. Then fast forward to our era and see the Miroir d’Eau (water mirror), the largest in the world! Watch it alternate between a mirror effect and artificial mist – an amazing photo opportunity.

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Lose your way in the heart of Bordeaux, explore the narrow and charming side streets; spot the mascaron ornaments, historic symbos that decorate the facades of houses and fountains; and walk through the city’s various gates, including the 15th century Grosse Cloche gate, a former belfry.

You might have a story or two to tell after visiting the Saint-Pierre district, the cradle of Bordeaux with plenty of places to eat, drink, relax and just enjoy yourself.

Another place you shouldn’t miss is the quayside district known as ‘les quais’, with illustrious urban historical monuments from the 18th century, it’s Bordeaux’s heart and soul where lovers, tourists and even the locals meander on foot or by bike.

Follow your heart and cross the Pont de Pierre (stone bridge) and the new lift bridge for a panoramic view of Bordeaux.

Bordeaux is a dynamic, ever-changing and innovative city where culture, wine and great food are closely linked. The restoration of its quayside facades in 2007, its listing with UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, the opening of the Cité du Vin, for total immersion in the history of French wine, plus the arrival of top Michelin-star chefs all contribute to Bordeaux’s reputation as one of the world’s top destinations for wine tourism.

To make the most of Bordeaux, take a look at our “Best of Bordeaux” getaway or try one of our theme-based activities in the city.