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7 Places of Interest in Bordeaux

The city of Bordeaux is probably best known for its wine, but there's plenty more to savor in this city!

Pont de Pierre

The "stone bridge" has become a romantic symbol of Bordeaux with its hanging lanterns and the trams that pass over it several times a day!

Botanical Garden

With medicinal roots from the 17th century, Bordeaux's botanical gardens are still worth a visit today.

Wine and Trade Museum

Follow the history of Bordeaux's wine industry, starting right in its birthplace. When King Henry II of England married the French duchess Eleanor of Aquitaine, the region's wine became an international affair!

Dune of Pilat

The Dune of Pilat, overlooking Arcachon Bay, is one of the true jewels of Atlantic Europe. Every year, visitors flock here to take in its white sands, enjoy windsurfing, and observe birds at the nearby Banc d'Arguin nature reserve.

Grand Theater

This theater, built in neo-classical style, now houses Bordeaux's national ballet and opera. Once, in 1871, it even played host to the French National Assembly!

Basilica of St. Michael

According to French lore, St. Michael was a local hero who slayed a dragon, and the story is now portrayed on the basilica's pulpit for everyone to enjoy. At 114 meters, the bell tower is the second-tallest in France.

Wine-tasting

What would a trip to Bordeaux be without a peek behind the scenes of its wine industry? Go on a tour to nearby medieval village St. Emilion and discover the rich heritage and tastes of the region's vineyards.

Planning Your Bordeaux Visit

Identification

French law mandates that you always have some form of government-issued ID on your person - ideally your passport.

Legal age

Although in France the legal age to drink wine is 16, an exception is made in cases of wine tasting tours - younger children may indeed be permitted to take a sip. However, parents can exercise their own discretion!

Public transport

Bordeaux has a good network of buses and trams. Tickets can be bought from sales offices or ticket machines at stops and may need to be validated upon boarding.

Stay covered

Don't forget to stay safe in the sun while you're enjoying the delights of Bordeaux. This means plenty of sunscreen, and stay in the shade around midday.

Good to Know

  • Language
    French
  • Currency
    Euro (€)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (+02:00)
  • Country Code
    +33
  • Best time to visit
    As a city on the Atlantic, weather is not as predictable and sudden changes can be expected. Spring and fall are the best times to visit for mild weather. Summer is busy with locals on holiday and tourists. If looking to visit wineries, avoid mid-September in which many tasting rooms are shut down for harvest time.

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What People Are Saying About Bordeaux

Relaxing and a great way to see Bordeaux riverside sights!

We really enjoyed the two different wines that we tasted and it was nice to sit and relax while seeing many sights of Bordeaux!

Bordeaux: Wine Tasting Cruise Reviewed by Emily, 10/18/2016

A very informative tour with a charming, pleasant guide.

A great tour with Adeline, our guide in a comfortable minibus. St, Emilion is a charming little village about 40 minutes from Bordeaux. Good tasting both in the village and at a small chateau. highly recommended!

Fantastic guide and a good taste of the area

Our guide, Donya, was fantastic. She was friendly and very informative, answering any questions we had. The size of the group was good (25). The wineries were really nice, each had their own approaches and the lunch was delicious!

FD Best Of Tour - Wine châteaux with Lunch and Tasting Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer, 10/04/2016

Fabulous visit in the heart of Medoc with extremely interesting tastin

Truly knowledgable guide with genuin intrest in sharing. Hilarious second tasting at the Chateau Boyd-Cantenac with a charismatic owner who really took his time to try to explain the mysteries of winemaking. I would like to recommend this tour to folks who are interested in learning more abort the Medoc area.

Medoc Half-Day Bordeaux Wine Tour Reviewed by Dick, 09/25/2016

perfect impression of old and new Bordeaux

Excellent tour dedicated to the group and making Bordeaux a city with more than one face!! Old and new. Thanks to our tourleader presenting us this inside view.

Bordeaux: 3-Hour Essentials Bike Tour Reviewed by Laurens, 09/19/2016

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