Aerial view of Bordeaux. In the centre is a Gothic cathedral with a long nave and a pointed tower in front of it, which are built on a large, empty square. There are numerous buildings with red roofs all around. A bridge crossing a river can be seen in the background. A blue strip of sky can be seen on the horizon.
Aerial view of Bordeaux. In the centre is a Gothic cathedral with a long nave and a pointed tower in front of it, which are built on a large, empty square. There are numerous buildings with red roofs all around. A bridge crossing a river can be seen in the background. A blue strip of sky can be seen on the horizon.

Bordeaux – Wine, Culture and Pleasure

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Published: 11 July 2024, 14:30

The historic centre of the southern French metropolis alone is worth a visit: with its picturesque little streets and buildings, religious buildings and old city gates, the old town is one of the best preserved in the country. Like many cities in southern climes, Bordeaux is characterised by a lively exuberance – the vibrant atmosphere is reflected in the colourful markets, lively squares and numerous street cafés.

Wine plays an important role everywhere in Bordeaux: wine tastings are offered everywhere, and the spectacular La Cité du Vin building is a museum completely dedicated to viticulture and is well worth a visit.

Numbers, data, facts

  • Time difference: none
  • Population: 262,000
  • Official language: French
  • Currency: Euro (EUR)

Ten Bordeaux highlights

Vineyards and the Atlantic coast

The Bordeaux region is world-famous for its wine production and is fittingly characterised by scenic vineyards, picturesque villages and grand wine estates – a stopover at one or another is a good opportunity for a wine tasting. And of course, the nearby Atlantic coast attracts visitors with its pretty coastal resorts, beautiful stretches of beach and Europe’s largest sand dune, the Dune du Pilat.

Excursions from Bordeaux

Bordeaux from BER

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Five travel tips for …

1. Panoramic view from the Pey Berland Tower of Saint-André Cathedral

2. Unique view from the observation platform at the Cité du Vin museum

3. View of the city from Place des Quinconces

4. Waterfront view of the city centre from the Pont de Pierre

5. See the whole city from Bordeaux-Bacalan harbour

1. Visit historic attractions in the picturesque old town centre

2. Immerse yourself in the vibrant nightlife of Quartier Saint-Pierre

3. Visit art galleries and gourmet restaurants in the elegant Chartrons district

4. Explore markets and street art in the multicultural Saint-Michel neighbourhood

5. Experience modern architecture and alternative culture in the former industrial district of Bacalan

1. Ideal water playground: cool off in the shallow water of Le Miroir d’eau

2. The city from the water: take a boat trip on the Garonne

3. Fun paradise at the park at the large playground at Jardin Public

4. For little foodies: sample delicious treats at Galeries Lafayette Le Gourmet

5. Interactive experiments: discover exciting activities at the Cap Sciences science centre

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