For several years, Bordeaux has been the favorite city of the French. And for good reason, this city benefits from a pleasant climate, beautiful monuments, a beautiful environment and more trendy places than the other. This first position is well deserved! But what to do in this city where life is so good?
- The city of wine
- The Pey Berland Tower
- The must-see rue Sainte-Catherine
- The public Garden
- The Gallien Palace
- Alric’s guinguette
- The Arcachon basin
- Saint Emilion
- The Pilat dune
The city of wine
The city of wine is one of the key places in the Aquitaine region. This cultural place presents the evolution of wine all over the world. In 2017, more than 450,000 people visited this place. The city is huge with its 13,350 m² and ten levels. If you are a wine lover and you are curious about its history, this place will fascinate you and you will not want to leave it.
The Pey Berland Tower
It is a strong monument of Bordeaux. This bell tower is that of the Saint-André cathedral located on the Place Pey-Berland and built in the 12th century. This site is classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and defined as a historical monument by the 1862 list. The Pey Berland tower is open for visits. You will be able to discover this exceptional building from the inside in addition to admiring its facade.
L’incontournable rue Sainte-Catherine
As this image can testify, rue Saint-Catherine has been a must-see in Bordeaux for more than a century!
More than 100 years later, the street is still just as lively. And for good reason, Sainte-Catherine Street brings together all the shops for successful shopping. According to the people of Bordeaux, it would be the longest shopping street in Europe. If you don’t like crowds, don’t go there on busy days!
Less known than the other places mentioned in this article, Darwin is a very lively place where life is good. It is a former military barracks of over 20,000 square meters transformed into an innovative ecosystem. There are plenty of opportunities to keep you busy there. You can watch artists or skaters live their passion, enjoy a drink or a meal or simply relax. Don’t hesitate to take a look!
The public Garden
This public garden has been defined as a historic monument since October 1935. That’s to tell you how beautiful the place is! Here you will find incredible greenery and magnificent architecture. The locals like to walk there, rest or practice sports.
The Gallien Palace
The Palais Gallien represents the remains of a Roman amphitheater dating from the beginning of the 2nd century. It is therefore a historical monument that recalls the history of the region. Indeed, this one is the last witness of the city of Burdigala during Antiquity.
La guinguette de chez Alric
If you are looking for a place without headaches and where the atmosphere is good, we have found a more than nice place for you! When the sun shines, from May to September, the Alric tavern opens its doors. This very warm place allows locals and tourists alike to enjoy a gourmet and artistic moment.
The Arcachon basin
How can we talk about the Bordeaux region without mentioning the famous Arcachon basin? This lagoon is a meeting point for tourists from all over the world. About an hour’s drive from Bordeaux, you can enjoy the magnificent landscapes of the Atlantic Ocean and the sea air which does a lot of good.
Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site along with the eight other municipalities in its jurisdiction, Saint-Émilion is the place of wine tourism. Between visits to the vineyards, cellars, presentation of wines and tastings, wine enthusiasts find themselves there perfectly!
The Pilat dune
It is in Pyla-sur-Mer that the most famous dune in France is located. For about two hundred years, the Dune du Pilat has been the highest in Europe. Today, it attracts a huge number of tourists every year. Indeed, this atypical place offers a unique panorama over the Arcachon basin.