Known worldwide as the capital of French wine but also as one of the most beautiful cities in France, Bordeaux was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2007. Its cultural and architectural wealth is numerous and varied. It is difficult to quote them all.
In this article I will try to mention only the biggest and most beautiful websites, but also my small and good addresses…
Where is Bordeaux in France?
City Bordeaux is located on the Atlantic coast in the southwest of France. It is the capital of the department of Gironde (Aquitaine region).
Only 2 hours by TGV from Paris. Thanks to its location you are also in less than an hour on the Cap Ferret beaches or Arcachon basin.
And it is especially surrounded by vineyards that stretch around the largest estuary in Europe and along three rivers (Gironde, Garonne and Dordogne).
A BordeauxThe climate is mild, but the humidity is quite high because it is close to the Atlantic Ocean.
Why visit Bordeaux?
I would say simply because in BordeauxThere is something for every taste. From cultural visits (historical monuments, museums, etc.) to a walk along the quays with a stop to taste cannelles or good wine, Bordeaux is a city that offers everything!
Best places to visit in Bordeaux? My choice
- La Place de la Bourse and the magnificent water level ;
- Le great theater, elegant and majestic building, inaugurated in 1780;
- La Cathedral is located in the Place Pey-Berland;
- le Porte Cailhau which was part of the old city wall;
- the city of wine So you can discover different wine cultures and learn about oenology..
- le Saint-Pierre area (historic center), why not for fun on a Segway!
- Le CAPC (magnificent museum of contemporary art), whose entrance is free.
- Saint Catherine's street (the largest pedestrian shopping street in Europe in the city center): 1.2 km of shopping!
- Le market of Capuchin local products (oysters, cannelles, etc.).) to taste;
- A trip to discover the wine region : the Medoc and its castles, Sauternes, the tombs or Saint-Emilion and its medieval village
If you have little time to visit Bordeaux, here is my tour: Bordeaux on foot in 1 day
Best restaurants in Bordeaux? My selection
Bordeaux holds the record for the number of restaurants per inhabitant (1 to 5) and great chefs have not erred in their move: Pierre Gagnaire, Philippe Etchebest or Gordon Ramsay.
Unfortunately, I am not rich enough to afford a meal at their restaurant.
The restaurants I chose below are more modest, but the food is very, very good!
Primarily a part of Best affordable restaurants in BordeauxI call it C'Yusha!
Its chef Pierrick Celibert (trained by Bernard Loiseau and Alain Ducasse) offers fine, original and creative cuisine, where herbs are very important.
If you have a small budget, I recommend you to go there for lunch. In fact you can access to a menu for 19 €! And if you really want to treat yourself, treat yourself to a table at night (gourmet menu for 45 euros).
62-64 rue du Ha, 33000, Bordeaux
Next to the Place Pey Berlan belongs this small restaurant me good plan for Bordeaux ! A surprising French Italian cuisine.
Best hotel in Bordeaux? My choice
Courtyard side of the Hotel Particulier
44 rue Vital Carles, center of Bordeaux
Here is the nicest accommodation I was lucky enough to find Bordeaux center (100 m from Saint Andre Cathedral)!
The Cote Cour des Hotel Particulier is not a hotel, but a guest house from the XNUMX. Century. These are fully equipped (very elegant) apartments overlooking the courtyard. You have the option to order breakfast. They are fantastic, so do not deprive yourself!
On the terraces
48 Rue Sullivan, center of Bordeaux, 33000 Bordeaux
To enjoy a beautiful terrace in the Bordeaux center in a family vacation atmosphere… you feel at home in this magnificent residence where the reception is really good.
Why choose Bordeaux?
After all this, I don't think we should even ask the question! It is forbidden to hesitate between visiting Bordeaux or any other French city . no, before you make any other decision, just plan a stay in Bordeaux. The other cities will come after!