We have selected some must-visit places alongside a few well-known addresses by the people from Bordeaux. Gourmet restaurants, wine boutiques, exhibition centres, and fashion boutiques, etc. We have everything you need to prepare your stay. We can book for you. Here you will find a selection of service providers with guideline prices which may differ.
“What do Delacroix, Picasso, Bruegel, Monet, Rodin, Buren, Goya and Jeff Koons have in common? Their work is on exhibition in one of the fifteen museums in the city of Bordeaux. With an eclectic and dense programme throughout the year, the cultural offer of Bordeaux museums answers all types of curiosity… And don’t forget to drop by the new architectural and heritage interpretation centre in Bordeaux!”
la cité du vin
“La Cité du Vin is a unique cultural space in the world which shows a new way of perceiving wine throughout the world and the ages in all cultures and civilisations, in the heart of an emblematic building. La Cité du Vin uses an immersive and sensorial approach to wine. Whether you are an amateur or an expert, you will discover several tours suitable to your level. You must not forget your (responsible) wine tasting at the bar located on the top floor which offers a unique view of Bordeaux.”
Adult price €20 and children €9 (see other offers on their website).
134 Quai de Bacalan, 33300 Bordeaux
05 16 57 78 00
opéra national de bordeaux
“Emblematic monument in Bordeaux, the Grand Théâtre has an important place hosting operas, ballets and concerts. Everybody can confirm the beauty of this architectural chef-d’oeuvre by the French architect Victor Louis. You can observe the façade outside with twelve Corinthian columns crowned by ancient statues that represent the muse of poetry, music, dance, tragedy or comedy.
Inside you will be able to admire the large staircase and blue, white and gold auditorium. Look up at the ceiling: the dome is the work of Robin and the chandelier, installed in 1917, is made of Bohemian glass. Simply outstanding! The 2019-2020 programme offers the works of Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Offenbach and many other classical and contemporary artists”
Please visit their website to find the prices of the programme you wish to see.
Place de la Comédie, 33000 Bordeaux
05 56 00 85 95
LA MAISON DES VINS DE SAINT-EMILION
“Located on the hills overlooking the Dordogne Valley, the Libourne vineyard is divided into four appellations that produce world-renowned wines: Saint-Emilion, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru, Lussac Saint-Emilion, Puisseguin Saint-Emilion. The wine school at Maison des Vins de Saint-Emilion offers wine tasting sessions for beginners every day from 11:00 to 12:30 am from mid-July to the end of August and every Saturday from April to November.”
1 Place Pierre Meyrat, 33330 Saint-Émilion
05 57 55 50 55
“Located on the top floor of the Intercontinental Hotel in Bordeaux Le Grand Hôtel, the luxurious Guerlain Spa is 1000 m² dedicated to relaxation and well-being. With 8 massage and treatment booths, it also has a sauna, steam room, relaxation pool and as soon as the weather permits an outdoor terrace overlooking the amazing view of Bordeaux.”
One hour massage from €145 (suggested price).
5 Place de la Comédie, 33000 Bordeaux
05 57 99 00 20
Cours de l’intendance
“Cours de l’Intendance has been a very sought-after place by nobles since the days of the monarchy, and Bordeaux’s bourgeoisie built their town houses here.
Today you will mainly find luxury and high-end boutiques which have set up here, particularly close by the Grand Hotel Intercontinental in the heart of a picturesque passage.
Cours de l’Intendance runs from place de la Comédie where the Grand Théâtre is located to place Gambetta. Along with Cours Georges-Clemenceau and Allées de Tourny it forms what is called the ‘golden triangle’ of the city and an inescapable area for people from Bordeaux.
It is undoubtedly a primary stop off point for tourists to discover architectural and cultural heritage and the quality of local craftsmanship.”
Cours de l'Intendance, 33000 Bordeaux
rue notre dame
“There is a place where Sundays will never be the same, in one of the most historical districts of Bordeaux: Notre-Dame Village in the Chartrons District!
Created, a little over 30 years ago from the communicative enthusiasm of a handful of antique dealers, the Village, as one likes to call it, has made more than a name for itself: it has become the Number one Antique Gallery in the South West of France.
With new discoveries to make from 35 professional antique dealers, stroll through neat aisles where beauty and history share the shelves, where authenticity flirts with design and where passion for beautiful objects is a new pleasure with every step you take.
Notre-Dame Village offers the largest permanent selection of antiques, you must go! From small souvenir gifts to heartfelt purchases: paintings and sculptures, clocks and silverware or even furniture and decorative objects are harmoniously exhibited…
Curiosities can always be found there for those of you who are looking for simply delightful or exotic bargains.”
Rue Notre Dame, 33000 Bordeaux
“Sport is an essential part of your daily life, you must therefore be able to do it in the best conditions.
Ideally situated right next to the Jardin Public, you will be able to jog and do other outdoor sports activities in a preserved natural environment right in the heart of the city. There is nothing more pleasant than being able to regain energy as you enjoy the first or last rays of sunshine running at your own pace in a green oasis, breathing the wood and flower-scented air in the park. And why don’t you share these moments with the other joggers you meet on your path?
There is another track if you could call it so: the banks of the Garonne River. Numerous sportsmen meet there at all times of the day, in the midst of the beauty of the river and architectural heritage. You will go by place de la Bourse and its water mirror to place des Quinconces with its lively activities.
For the more diligent of you, there are several gyms close to the house including ‘I-fitness’ only 5 minutes away on foot.”
la p’tite boulangerie
“Every morning La P’tite Boulangerie offers typical local and organic produce, handmade by truly passionate people. Once you have tasted them, you won’t be able to stop eating their apple turnovers!”
62 Rue Notre Dame, 33000 Bordeaux
05 57 99 65 76
“Imagined by four passionate childhood friends, Le Symbiose is a place where a restaurant and bar live hand in hand. Le Symbiose offers the possibility to discover our chef and his team’s refined cuisine combined with an accurate and modern selection of wines from near and far. It is located in the lively Chartrons District, where Bordeaux nightlife takes place.”
€€ : excellent value for money
4 Quai des Chartrons, 33000 Bordeaux
05 56 23 67 15
le bar à vin
“To discover the flavour of a new wine, get advice about an appellation or a vintage, or just simply taste a glass of wine from Bordeaux in a magical place dedicated to Bacchus: just push the doors wide open of the Bar à Vin. You can taste the entire Bordeaux range in a space designed to bring you on a journey discovering the wine appellations from the Bordeaux region. This landmark of Bordeaux is ideally situated. It is a must see”
€€ : good value for money and a nice selection of wines
3 Cours du 30 Juillet, 33000 Bordeaux
05 56 00 43 47
Le Pressoir d’argent, Gordon Ramsay**
“The atmosphere and deliciously creative cuisine at Gordon Ramsay’s Le Pressoir d’Argent, a two-star Michelin restaurant, will seduce you. Gordon Ramsay composes his menus using primarily regional products. Foie gras from the Landes region, organically produced vegetables from the Basque Country and lobster from Brittany are some of the tributes he pays to the wealth of French cuisine heritage. Maybe the best restaurant in Bordeaux”
€€€€ : coherent a la carte prices for this type of starred restaurant
4 Quai des Chartrons, 33000 Bordeaux
05 56 23 67 15
“Le Cercle, an inescapable club in Bordeaux with a chic and trendy atmosphere, is THE place for evenings to remember. Get ready to dance all night to the sounds of the resident DJs: DJ Mike M, DJ Erik D, DJ Robin Furt and all of the others. Good to know: entry is free on Wednesdays and Thursdays.”
29 - 35 Rue Esprit des Lois, 33000 Bordeaux
06 69 92 38 66