Guide to Bordeaux, France

Are you a fan of architecture, wine, and good food? Then head to South-West France. Explore Bordeaux, the largest city in the Aquitaine Region.

Things to see:

Place de la Bourse (Miroir d’Eau)

The best time to go is at night when the lights reflect on the water.

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Or during the day when many people are walking and playing on the fountain.

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Musée d’Aquitaine

Learn about the history of the Region at Musée d’Aquitaine. The museum has special exhibitions, and the cost is a fraction of the price you would pay in Paris.

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Chicano Dream was the exhibit during my visit.

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Grand Théâtre

Check out this 18th Century architecture masterpiece. For information on performances and tours visit Opéra National de Bordeaux.

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Cathédrale Saint-André de Bordeaux

The Gothique Style Cathedral is the perfect center-piece to the city center. It’s free to go and check out the inside of the Cathedral.

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Outdoor Markets

Being a smaller town, in Bordeaux you will have more local experiences. Smaller food markets with produce from the region.

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Walk Along the Garonne

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The two best times to walk along the Garonne, I found to be early in the morning and in the evening right after dinner.

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Dive into the Food Scene

Canéles de Bordeaux are a staple of the city. Make sure you have a couple of these Rum and Vanilla cakes accompanied with espresso.

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This might sound odd, but the best Pad Thai I have ever had was in Bordeaux. Don’t be afraid to try different cuisines that are not neccessarily French.

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Tuna Salad and Potato salad tapas.

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And….When in a wine region, drink lots and lots of wine.

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Blaye (Aquitaine, France)

Blaye is known for its Citadel and for being a red wine producer region.  If you want to make Blaye into a day trip, visit the tourism office in Bordeaux.

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Discover a town within the walls of the Citadel. You will find a history museum, restaurants, and a great view of the Garonne.

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Bay of Arcachon

Arcachon is only an hour train ride away from Bordeaux. You can enjoy the pier, shops, fresh seafood by the bay, crepes, and a carrousel. Once you get to explore the town, discover unique architecture to the area, and a high point with a view of the Bay.

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Saint-Emilion

Saint-Emilion is a town East of Bordeaux known for the vineyards that surround it. Consider taking a day-trip to the area. For more information visit France This Way.

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Photo Via: bordeaux-turisme.com

-Mayra

 

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