Bordeaux is the ultimate city for those who enjoy the good life. Celebrating wine, gastronomy, arts and culture, the city represents the very essence of the French spirit. With its large pedestrian streets and gorgeous squares, modern buildings and historical architecture, Bordeaux is a bright city on the Garonne river, casting its charms around the region.

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Port of the Moon

Bordeaux stands majestically on the Garonne river. The harbour, because of its curved shaped has inherited the poetic name of ´Port of the Moon´. It figures among the Unesco world heritage list for its outstanding architecture and its long lasting role in human and commercial exchanges.

Garonne River, Bordeaux
Bassin d'Arcachon

Just an hour's drive away from Bordeaux, the Arcachon Bay offers deep blue waters, shiny white sand, a "bird island" and stunning views in a pleasant micro-climate. It has inspired poets, writers, singers, but also movies and is ideal for a day at the beach or a long bicycle ride. Shaped by oyster culture, it is also a great dining spot.

Bassin d'Arcachon, France

Simple and authentic, L'Absinthe is ideal for an aperitif at the bar or a dinner. The dishes are original and offer variety, simple or more sophisticated, sea-food or meat. The restaurant also has a very nice outdoor area open in the summer months. The chef is very involved and the service nice.

137, Rue du Tondu, Bordeaux
La Tupina

La Turpina is perhaps Bordeaux's most famous restaurant. Opened in 1968 by Jean-Pierre Xiradakis, whom still runs the place, it has not stopped receiving praises for the quality and finesse of its food, its desserts and its wines and the perfection of its service. The decor is what a textbook French restaurant should look like, with its open fire and farmhouse feel. The owner has opened five more restaurants in the same street.

6 Rue Porte de la Monnaie, Bordeaux

Baillardran is famous for bein the expert in"canelés" - a French small cake with vanilla filling and caramelized crust.

41 Rue des Trois-Conils, Bordeaux

Discover the Bordeaux wines in an exceptional setting with a beautiful circular staircase.

2 Allées de Tourny, Bordeaux

Bordeaux-Merignac Airport

The airport is located in Merignac, just outside of Bordeaux. A shuttle links directly the central train station and the airport between 6am and 11pm 7/7, in approximatively 30 minutes with one departure every hour. Another bus line, the Liane 1+ serves the same purpose but leaves more regularly and with more stops, for a trip of around 50 minutes. It works between 5am and 12:30/1:30am from Monday to Sunday.

Bordeaux-Merignac Airport, Bordeaux

Public Transport

You can find all necessary information on the TBM website for public transports or even download the app. A good tip is to invest in a Bordeaux City-Pass card that you can buy in the tourist office. It includes free entry to several museums as well as free travel on municipal buses and trams.

10/12 boulevard antoine gautier, Bordeaux