Attractions

Top Choice Museum in Bordeaux

La Cité du Vin

The complex world of wine is explored in depth at ground-breaking La Cité du Vin, a stunning piece of contemporary architecture resembling a wine decanter on the banks of the River Garonne. The curvaceous gold build…
Top Choice Fountain in Bordeaux

Miroir d'Eau

A fountain of sorts, the Miroir d'Eau is the world's largest reflecting pool. Covering an area of 3450 sq metres of black granite on the quayside opposite the imposing Palais de la Bourse, the 'water mirror' provide…
Museum in Bordeaux

Musée du Vin et du Négoce

This small Wine and Trade Museum, hidden in one of the city's oldest buildings – an Irish merchant's house dating to 1720 in the ancient trading district of Chartrons – offers a fascinating insight into the historic…
Museum in Bordeaux

Musée d'Aquitaine

Gallo-Roman statues and relics dating back 25,000 years are among the highlights at this bright and spacious, well-curated history and art museum. Grab a bilingual floor plan at the entrance and borrow an English-la…
Gallery in Bordeaux

Musée des Beaux-Arts

The evolution of Occidental art from the Renaissance to the mid-20th century is on view at Bordeaux’s Museum of Fine Arts, which occupies two wings of the 1770s-built Hôtel de Ville, either side of elegant city park…
Gallery in Bordeaux

Musée d'Art Contemporain

Built in 1824 as a warehouse for French colonial produce such as coffee, cocoa, peanuts and vanilla, the cavernous Entrepôts Lainé creates a dramatic backdrop for cutting-edge modern art at Bordeaux's Museum of Cont…
Cathedral in Bordeaux

Cathédrale St-André

Lording over the city, and a Unesco World Heritage site prior to the city's classification, the cathedral's oldest section dates from 1096; most of what you see today was built in the 13th and 14th centuries. Enjoy …
Tower in Bordeaux

Tour Pey Berland

This gargoyled, 50m-high Flamboyant Gothic belfry was built for the adjoining cathedral between 1440 and 1466. Its spire was added in the 19th century, and in 1863 it was topped off with the shiny gold statue of Not…
Gallery in Bordeaux

Musée des Arts Décoratifs et du Design

Faience pottery, porcelain, gold, iron, glasswork and furniture are displayed at the small Decorative Arts and Design Museum, at home in an elegant golden-stone hôtel particulier (private mansion) dating to 1779. Te…
Gardens in Bordeaux

Jardin Public

Landscaping is artistic as well as informative at the Jardin Public. Established in 1755 and laid out in the English style a century later, the grounds incorporate duck ponds, the meticulously catalogued Jardin Bota…