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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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Top Hotels in Bordeaux

Golden Tulip Bordeaux - Euratlantique
Golden Tulip Bordeaux - Euratlantique
4 out of 5
13 Rue des Gamins - Bordeaux, Bordeaux, Gironde
The price is $88 per night from Jan 2 to Jan 3

Located in Bordeaux Sud, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Sacre Coeur Church, Rue Sainte-Catherine, and Place de la Bourse. Grand Theater Opera National of ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (258 reviews)

"Had reservation, well arrived at the hotel , they have no more rooms available"…"

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2020

Golden Tulip Bordeaux - Euratlantique
Hôtel Gardenia Bordeaux Ouest
Hôtel Gardenia Bordeaux Ouest
3 out of 5
4 Allée Maryse Hilsz, Eysines, Gironde
The price is $63 per night from Dec 18 to Dec 19

Situated near the airport, this hotel is 2.6 mi (4.2 km) from Parc de Bourran and within 6 mi (10 km) of Grand Theater Opera National of Bordeaux and Rue Sainte-Catherine. ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (215 reviews)

"Calidad precio está muy bien! Lo recomiendo para pasar una noche y seguir su camino!"…"

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2020

Hôtel Gardenia Bordeaux Ouest
Hotel Konti by HappyCulture
Hotel Konti by HappyCulture
4 out of 5
10 Rue Montesquieu, Bordeaux, Gironde
The price is $97 per night from Dec 7 to Dec 8

Located in Bordeaux Golden Triangle, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Les Grands Hommes and Rue Sainte-Catherine. Grand Theater Opera National of Bordeaux ...

4.1/5Very Good! (152 reviews)

"LOCATION IS EXCELLENT AND STAFF VERY FRIENDLY AND HELPFUL"…"

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2020

Hotel Konti by HappyCulture
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.

Vacation Rentals in Bordeaux

Residhotel Galerie Tatry
Residhotel Galerie Tatry
3 out of 5
174 Cours du Medoc, Bordeaux, Gironde
The price is $46 per night from Dec 27 to Dec 28

Located in Chartrons, this residence is within 2 mi (3 km) of Bordeaux Wine and Trade Museum, Contemporary Art Museum, and Place des Quinconces. Maison du Vin ...

3.9/5Good! (1,445 reviews)

"On arriving at property wasn’t impressed but once inside was pleasantly surprised by the friendliness of the people and the cleanliness of the place. Next time I am in Bordeaux would not hesitate to stay there again👍"…"

Reviewed on Mar 27, 2020

Residhotel Galerie Tatry
All Suites Appart Hotel Bordeaux Marne
All Suites Appart Hotel Bordeaux Marne
3 out of 5
21 cours Barbey, Bordeaux
The price is $61 per night from Jan 2 to Jan 3

Located in Bordeaux Sud, this residence is within a 15-minute walk of Rock School Barbey and Rue Sainte-Catherine. Place de la Bourse and Grand Theater Opera ...

4.1/5Very Good! (693 reviews)
Nice hotel, poor location.

"Nice hotell with friendly staff, location lets it down a bit."…"

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2020

All Suites Appart Hotel Bordeaux Marne
All Suites Appart Hôtel Bordeaux-Pessac
All Suites Appart Hôtel Bordeaux-Pessac
3 out of 5
2 avenue Antoine Becquerel, Pessac
The price is $49 per night from Dec 27 to Dec 28

Situated near the airport, this residence is within 2 mi (3 km) of Cite Fruges, Hospital Haut-Leveque, and Michel de Montaigne Bordeaux 3 University. Bordeaux ...

4.2/5Excellent! (580 reviews)
ecent stop over hotel

"Usual stopping off point for me on long drive. Goods value accommodation. Room C!!!, the aircon was not working and I found the mattress a little frim , but will return."…"

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2020

All Suites Appart Hôtel Bordeaux-Pessac
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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