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Lights of Quai des Chartrons reflecting in the Garonne river at dusk with the spires of St-Louis church behind. Bordeaux Gironde France. ©N. Blythe/Cephas/Photononstop


France, Aquitaine Region, Gironde Department, Bordeaux, World War Two-era Nazi submarine base, now an art gallery, interior ©W. Bibikow/age fotostock

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France, Gironde (33), Bordeaux, zone classée Patrimoine Mondial de l'UNESCO, marché des Capucins fondé au XVIIIe siècle ©E. Bouloumie/hemis.fr

Exterior of the Basilica of Saint Seurin located at Bordeaux, France ©anibaltrejo/iStock

Basilica Saint Seurin at Bordeaux, France

Bordeaux, France - August 14, 2013: St. Andrew's Cathedral in Bordeaux is 124 m long and 29 m high. It is one of the biggest cathedrals in France. Most is gothic style. The building is since 1998 on the list of the unesco world heritage. ©no_limit_pictures

St. Andrew's Cathedral

Bordeaux, France - April 9; 2017: The Obelisk and the Aquitaine Gate on Place de la Victoire square ©Leonid Andronov/iStock

Obelisk and Aquitaine Gate on Place de la Victoire in Bordeaux, France


A great weekend in Bordeaux

Over three days, explore the historic, cultural and artistic heritage of the city, not to mention the Cité du Vin of course!

  • City Break
  • Culture & Heritage

Welcome to a monument of French historical and gastronomic culture: Bordeaux! Three days is just about enough to get a good overview and really appreciate the city. Your itinerary begins in the historic centre and in the middle of the markets. On day two, you will bathe in its culture by discovering the city’s main art museums’ superb collections. Finally, after an essential stop at the Cité du Vin, a stroll to the other side of the city and through the Botanical Gardens will leave you with unforgettable memories.

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Day 1 - Bordeaux

Start with a visit to the Museum of Aquitaine to get to know the city and enjoy your stay and then make your way to Place de la Victoire – don’t forget to stop and admire the Porte de Aquitaine incidentally! Walk from La Marne to Place Saint-Michel to stroll through the markets and secondhand shops, before visiting the eponymous basilica. Take a break on the terrace in Place Camille-Julian and then go to discover the old Bordeaux: from Rue de la Roussele to Place de la Bourse, passing by the family house of Montaigne.

  • Distance : 11 km
  • Duration : 0h57

Day 2 - Bordeaux

A day of culture! Your route begins in Place Pey-Berland, where you can explore the eponymous tower, Cathédrale Saint-André, the City Hall and the Palais Rohan. Take the opportunity to visit the Museum of Decorative Arts or the Museum of Fine Arts, depending on your preference. Then head towards Place Gambetta for lunch in the shade of the Basilica Saint-Seurine. You can explore its crypt and then snoop through the Chartrons quarter or along the quays. End the day with a visit to the Museum of Contemporary Art.

  • Distance : 10 km
  • Duration : 0h52

Day 3 - Bordeaux

Enter La Maison du Projet des Bassins à flot, presenting a future expansion of the city that also gives you an overview of the day’s route: the Cap Sciences Cultural Centre, a submarine base dating from the Second World War and the Garage Moderne , a participatory workshop dubbed a very fashionable meeting place. Bordeaux obliges, the Museum of the Cité du Vin is a must, with its Belvedere offering breathtaking 360 ° views of the city! In the afternoon, cross the Jacques-de-Delmas bridge to discover another side of the city and the Botanical gardens.

  • Distance : 14 km
  • Duration : 0h56

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