Bordeaux

Travel Guide
Bordeaux which includes street scenes and heritage elements
Cycle along the city’s network of bike paths as you taste local wines, look across the Garonne River or relax in one of the city’s many gardens and parks.

Known around the world for its high calibre of wines, a visit to this French city reveals far more than just grapes and cellar doors. Bordeaux is a city loved by its residents for its laid back approach to life, and a progressive community of musicians and artists. Spurred by a large student population from one of France’s largest universities, the city has a vivid nightlife centred on the historic La Victoire district. The Garonne River provides a stunning backdrop to the picturesque city, and visitors to the city will love the scenic Les Quais quarter.

Bordeaux is a particularly flat city and, with 580 kilometres (360 miles) of paved cycling routes, a bike is the ideal mode of transport for visitors. Hire a bike from one of the many vendors in the city centre, or make use of the city’s bike sharing programme, with stations at regular intervals throughout the city. Bordeaux’s mild winters mean that bikes are a great way to see the city year round, although bringing a raincoat couldn’t hurt, even in summer.

The city’s major attractions are focused around its historic attractions and cultural institutions. Head to Sainte-Catherine Street in the pedestrian centre of the city for excellent shopping and views, or climb the more than 200 steps to reach the top of the Basilica of St Michel’s gothic spire. The Musee D’Art Contemporain is a must for anyone with an interest in art, while those more interested in the outdoors will love Bordeaux’s botanic garden.

Once you’ve explored the city it’s time to sample its wares, and the vineyards around the city are a great place to start. The area is a world renowned region for wine production, and tours of the most famous wineries are available from the city centre. 

Bordeaux is located just 50 kilometres (31 miles) inland from France’s southwest coast. Bus or train to the city from Barcelona, Marseille or Paris, or fly to Bordeaux’s international airport from further afield.

Where to stay in Bordeaux

Residhotel Galerie Tatry
Residhotel Galerie Tatry
3 out of 5
174 Cours du Medoc, Bordeaux, 33300
The price is Rs4,046 per night from 17 Jul to 18 Jul
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly aparthotel in Bordeaux. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and daily housekeeping. Our guests praise the clean rooms and the family ...
3.9/5 Good! (1,617 reviews)
"Great location. Nice room. Walking distance to shopping and restaurants."

Reviewed on 3 Dec 2021

Residhotel Galerie Tatry
Hilton Garden Inn Bordeaux Centre
Hilton Garden Inn Bordeaux Centre
4 out of 5
17 Allée de Rio, Bordeaux, 33800
The price is Rs8,167 per night from 17 Jul to 18 Jul
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Bordeaux. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and room service. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the spacious rooms ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (761 reviews)
"The property was good to very good in most of the aspects except the fact that the shower of 323 was not functioning well & continued so despite the request & the complaint, and the area around the hotel."

Reviewed on 28 Jun 2022

Hilton Garden Inn Bordeaux Centre
Intercontinental Bordeaux Le Grand Hotel, an IHG Hotel
Intercontinental Bordeaux Le Grand Hotel, an IHG Hotel
5 out of 5
2-5 Place De La Comédie, Bordeaux, Gironde, 33000
Fully refundable
The price is Rs23,884 per night from 1 Aug to 2 Aug
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Bordeaux. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 restaurants and a full-service spa. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (383 reviews)
"Staff was excellent"

Reviewed on 4 Jul 2022

Intercontinental Bordeaux Le Grand Hotel, an IHG Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
All Suites Appart hotel Bordeaux Lac
All Suites Appart hotel Bordeaux Lac
3 out of 5
Rue Du Professeur Georges Jeanneney, Bordeaux, 33300
The price is Rs3,701 per night from 17 Jul to 18 Jul
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly residence in Bordeaux. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and breakfast. Our guests praise the comfy rooms and the overall value ...
3.1/5 (1,239 reviews)
Useful accommodation
"It’s a good place to stay to visit Bordeaux on a budget. It doesn’t feel particularly safe outside, 2 blokes wondering separately around. Either they were plain clothes security, punters or pimps. I would stay here again but we’ll go everywhere with my car."

Reviewed on 16 Jul 2021

All Suites Appart hotel Bordeaux Lac
All Suites Appart Hotel Bordeaux Marne
All Suites Appart Hotel Bordeaux Marne
3 out of 5
21 cours Barbey, Bordeaux, 33000
The price is Rs5,589 per night from 17 Jul to 18 Jul
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly residence in Bordeaux. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and a fitness centre. Our guests praise the breakfast and the comfy rooms ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (771 reviews)
"Nice room, nice hotel. Modern, clean, great staff. The area where it is seems to be right on the edge between the less desirable and the nice part of town. Close to easy to navigate metro system."

Reviewed on 2 Jan 2022

All Suites Appart Hotel Bordeaux Marne
Residhotel Galerie Tatry
Residhotel Galerie Tatry
3 out of 5
174 Cours du Medoc, Bordeaux, 33300
The price is Rs4,046 per night from 17 Jul to 18 Jul
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly aparthotel in Bordeaux. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and daily housekeeping. Our guests praise the clean rooms and the family ...
3.9/5 Good! (1,617 reviews)
"Great location. Nice room. Walking distance to shopping and restaurants."

Reviewed on 3 Dec 2021

Residhotel Galerie Tatry
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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