A visit to Bordeaux: what to see and what to do?

City of history, art, culture, gastronomy and wine, Bordeaux will surprise you in many ways and it is possible that a weekend won’t be enough to experience all that Bordeaux has to offer you.

City classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, a visit to Bordeaux will make you discover its authentic monuments, its history, its museums of art and culture. You will have many things to do in Bordeaux to discover all the charm of "The Sleeping Beauty".

We have selected the places not to be missed during your visit to Bordeaux.

Historic Bordeaux, a UNESCO World Heritage Site

The beauty and splendour of Bordeaux proves its UNESCO World Heritage status. Indeed, the "Sleeping Beauty" lists no less than 350 classified buildings and monuments, which is actually the largest and most complex classified urban perimeter.

Among them, the Grand Theater, the famous Place de la Bourse, the Porte Cailhau, the Grosse Cloche, the Saint-André cathedral or the Saint-Pierre district will leave you speechless.

The historic district of Bordeaux, Saint-Pierre

Among the many historic districts, do not miss the Saint-Pierre district, hidden just behind the Place de la Bourse. This area is full of cafes and restaurants, take the time to stroll through its beautiful streets where you can stop and have a drink on the many terrace and enjoy the southwest lifestyle.

The largest water mirror in the world

The water mirror is the largest in the world and became a must in Bordeaux.
Located on the left bank of the quays, admire the splendour of the Place de la Bourse since that day, as it presents itself and offers a sumptuous spectacle. In summer, refresh yourself by walking on it, pleasure assured for young and old!

The quays of Bordeaux, the left bank and the dock of the marks

Who has never heard about the Bordeaux quays? Also listed as UNESCO World Heritage sites, the quays of Bordeaux reflect perfectly the beauty of the city. You can see the majestic facades dating from the 18th century all along, to the greatest pleasure of those who walk, play sports or shopping.

La Cité du Vin

Bordeaux is of course the uncontested city of wine! The first museum in honour of this prestigious drink so popular among the French culture, has opened its doors in 2016. Today, it is not possible to miss the visit of La Cité du Vin during a stay in Bordeaux.
Its architecture will seduce you, since you can see this majestic building realized to pay homage to the wine from afar.

The vineyards of Bordeaux and the wine routes of Bordeaux

Lovers of wine? You are at the right place! The Tourist Office organizes many tours during the high season with courses and introduction to oenology, wine cruises, discoveries and visits of vineyards…

Do you have a vehicle? Take a trip along the 6 wine routes around Bordeaux passing by the famous vineyards, Médoc, Sauternes, Graves, Saint-Emilion, Blaye...

Do not miss

The Bassin d’Arcachon

Are you planning to stay several days in the region? Do not miss going to the Bassin d'Arcachon.

You can get there in about an hour and discover the beauty of its landscapes and beaches while tasting its authenticity, with small oyster ports.

Where to sleep when visiting Bordeaux?

Are you looking for accommodation in Bordeaux? In order to fully enjoy the city on foot, choose to stay right next to the city centre and the Chartrons area. Choosing to stay in the calm and authenticity of the Chartrons will allow you to easily reach all the major points of interest of Bordeaux, such as the Place de La Bourse or La Cité du Vin.

Our aparthotel City Résidence Bordeaux welcomes you in the heart of this renowned and historic district, just a few steps from tram stop B and C. We offer fully furnished studios and apartments equipped with kitchenettes. Benefit from a free wireless connection and a private parking.

Book your hotel apartment in Bordeaux city centre, Les Chartrons to get the best price available.

More information about Bordeaux?

Are you planning to visit Bordeaux and wondering what to see and do in Bordeaux?

You could find all the information needed to plan your visit on the Bordeaux tourist office website.