Bordeaux

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Bordeaux featuring heritage elements and street scenes

Bike through the city along the banks of the Garonne, relax in one of the many parks and gardens and taste the famous local wines in the beautiful city of Bordeaux.

Bordeaux is the world famous for being the world’s wine country. Thousands of visitors flock to the city to taste the high quality of the wines made in the region, but this French city has much more to offer than grapes and wine cellars alone. The inhabitants of Bordeauxlove their city, with its relaxed way of life and progressive community of musicians and artists. Thanks to the many students from one of the largest universities in France, the city has a vibrant nightlife, which can be found mainly in the historic district of La Victoire. The Garonne River forms a spectacular backdrop for the picturesque town and visitors will be delighted by the beautiful district of Les Quais.

Bordeaux has few hills and features 580 kilometres of paved bike paths, making the bicycle the ideal mode of transport for visitors. You can get anywhere in the city centre by bike, so why not use the loan bicycle project, which has stations throughout the city. Winters in Bordeaux are mild, so cycling is no problem all year round. However, it never hurts to bring a raincoat, even in summer... just in case.

The city’s main attractions are found in the historic centre, close to the cultural institutions. Visit the Rue Sainte Catherine in the pedestrian zone and shop until you drop. Or climb the more than 200 steps to the top of the tower of the Gothic Basilica St. Michel and simply enjoy the view. The Musée D'Art Contemporain is a must-see for any art lover. People who prefer to be outside will also find the botanic garden amazing.

If you've explored the city once, it's time to taste its products, and a good start for this is the vineyards surrounding the town. The region is world famous for its wine production and tours of the most famous wineries can be organised from the centre of the city.

Bordeaux is 50 kilometres from the southwest coast of France. There are good bus and train connections with Barcelona, Marseille or Paris and it also has its own international airport.

Where to stay in Bordeaux

Mercure Bordeaux Aeroport
Mercure Bordeaux Aeroport
4 out of 5
1 Avenue Charles Lindbergh, Merignac, Gironde, 33700
The price is €86 per night from 10 Jun to 11 Jun
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Merignac. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and an outdoor pool. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (406 reviews)
"Very good"

Reviewed on 14 Apr 2022

Mercure Bordeaux Aeroport
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 €296 per night from 7 Jun to 8 Jun
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! (369 reviews)
"beautiful property and walk around easily. get to hotel is net easy and over night parking is expensive."

Reviewed on 7 May 2022

Intercontinental Bordeaux Le Grand Hotel, an IHG Hotel
Hilton Garden Inn Bordeaux Centre
Hilton Garden Inn Bordeaux Centre
4 out of 5
17 Allée de Rio, Bordeaux, 33800
The price is €105 per night from 12 Jun to 13 Jun
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! (754 reviews)
"Great hotel! Very quiet and modern room, comfy bed, nice linens."

Reviewed on 27 Apr 2022

Hilton Garden Inn Bordeaux Centre
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All Suites Appart Hotel Merignac
All Suites Appart Hotel Merignac
3 out of 5
27 Allee Felix Nadar, Merignac, 33700
The price is €44 per night from 29 May to 30 May
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly residence in Merignac. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and breakfast. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the convenient ...
3.3/5 (1,045 reviews)
"See the photos yourself. I smell weeds from other rooms all the time during my stay"

Reviewed on 6 May 2022

All Suites Appart Hotel Merignac
All Suites Appart Hotel Bordeaux Marne
All Suites Appart Hotel Bordeaux Marne
3 out of 5
21 cours Barbey, Bordeaux, 33000
The price is €65 per night from 29 May to 30 May
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! (765 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
Staycity Aparthotels Bordeaux City Centre
Staycity Aparthotels Bordeaux City Centre
45 Rue Leyteire, Bordeaux, Gironde, 33000
The price is €115 per night from 12 Jun to 13 Jun
Stay at this aparthotel in Bordeaux. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and on-site parking. Popular attractions Spiritains Chapel and Grosse Cloche are located nearby. ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (27 reviews)
"Very nice hotel with some outdoor space too. Clean and with a well appointed bathroom. The bed was comfortable too. I just wish that there was more room for our suitcases and belongings. Hooks on the wall to hang things would have been a big help."

Reviewed on 5 Dec 2021

Staycity Aparthotels Bordeaux City 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.

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