Bordeaux

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Bordeaux featuring 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 caliber 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 centered 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 360 miles (580 kilometers) 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 center, or make use of the city’s bike sharing program, 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 center 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 center.

Bordeaux is located just 31 miles (50 kilometers) 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.

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Where to stay in Bordeaux

Eklo Bordeaux Centre Bastide
Eklo Bordeaux Centre Bastide
10 Rue de la Gare d'Orléans, Bordeaux, 33100
The price is $41 per night from Feb 5 to Feb 6
$41
per night
Feb 5 - Feb 6
Stay at this hotel in Bordeaux. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and a 24-hour front desk. Popular attractions Bordeaux Botanical Garden and Darwin Eco-Système are ...
3.7/5 Good! (112 reviews)
Good night sleep!
"Good stay ,just what I needed , breakfast looked good but didn't have it. will next time Value for money ,better than I expected"

Reviewed on Dec 15, 2022

Eklo Bordeaux Centre Bastide
All Suites Appart Hotel Bordeaux Marne
All Suites Appart Hotel Bordeaux Marne
3 out of 5
21 cours Barbey, Bordeaux, 33000
The price is $61 per night from Feb 6 to Feb 7
$61
per night
Feb 6 - Feb 7
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly residence in Bordeaux. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and a fitness center. Our guests praise the breakfast and the comfy ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (829 reviews)
"Near train station"

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2022

All Suites Appart Hotel Bordeaux Marne
Quality Hotel Bordeaux Centre
Quality Hotel Bordeaux Centre
3 out of 5
27 rue du Parlement Sainte Catherine, Bordeaux, Gironde, 33000
The price is $117 per night from Feb 12 to Feb 13
$117
per night
Feb 12 - Feb 13
Stay at this 3-star hotel in Bordeaux. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and a 24-hour front desk. Our guests praise the comfy rooms in our reviews. Popular attractions ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (253 reviews)
"Extremely helpful and friendly staff. Nice, quiet room."

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2023

Quality Hotel Bordeaux Centre
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.
Residhotel Galerie Tatry
Residhotel Galerie Tatry
3 out of 5
174 Cours du Medoc, Bordeaux, 33300
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! (1,738 reviews)
"Unwelcoming, unhelpful man on check in. Later lady on reception was really pleasant & helpful. Adequate facilities in room. Good breakfast. Easy, convenient parking & tram."

Reviewed on Oct 7, 2022

Residhotel Galerie Tatry
All Suites Appart Hotel Bordeaux Marne
All Suites Appart Hotel Bordeaux Marne
3 out of 5
21 cours Barbey, Bordeaux, 33000
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly residence in Bordeaux. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and a fitness center. Our guests praise the breakfast and the comfy ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (829 reviews)
"Near train station"

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2022

All Suites Appart Hotel Bordeaux Marne
Aparthotel Adagio Bordeaux Gambetta
Aparthotel Adagio Bordeaux Gambetta
4 out of 5
40 Rue Edmond Michelet, Bordeaux, Gironde, 33000
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly aparthotel in Bordeaux. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and a 24-hour front desk. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (1,266 reviews)
"Amazon staff! And the location it’s the best!"

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2023

Aparthotel Adagio Bordeaux Gambetta
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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