Destination Guide: Bordeaux
Fruity red wines, haute couture and neo-classical
Window-shop along gilded 18th-century avenues and admire
majestic riverside façades. Visit classical art and history
museums and enjoy gourmet dining accompanied by fine Bordeaux
Food and Drink
Dine on hearty Bordeaux fare or classic brasserie
dishes. Savour foie gras, duck and game with full-bodied
local wines in the gourmet restaurants of
Old Bordeaux and
Chartrons. Or choose popular old brasseries for fresh
local oysters and langoustines. Head to riverside
Place de la Victoire for lively al fresco dining.
Sightseeing and relaxation
Marvel at grandiose 18th-century façades and explore a
goldmine of museums. Stroll elegant avenues in
Old Bordeaux and admire the imposing neo-classical
Grand Théâtre. Take in stirring views of magnificent
riverside architecture, or appreciate something more modern
Contemporary Arts Museum. A trip to the pretty village
St Emilion is perfect for a spot of wine tasting.
Browse haute couture boutiques or search for
antiques. Treat yourself to Louis Vuitton luggage or
Cartier jewellery from the ‘Golden Triangle' of grand avenues
Old Bordeaux, especially along Cours de l'Intendance.
Take home rich local wines from the bustling, pedestrianised
rue Ste Catherine. The Chartrons district is filled
with antiques shops.
Nightlife and Entertainment
Take in a ballet or dance the night away. For opera,
ballet and concerts in a glorious 18th-century setting, book
tickets at the
Grand Théâtre in Old Bordeaux. Or join the locals
bar-hopping; pubs, music bars and dance venues line the River
Garonne and the picturesque waterside quays.