Highlights

  • Cathédrale St-André Discovering the work of Gothic architects in Bordeaux cathedral and swooning over the panoramic bird's-eye view that unfolds atop its 12th-century gargoyled belfry.
  • Miroir d’Eau Splashing around and snapping picture-perfect reflections in the world's largest reflecting pool.
  • Musée d’Aquitaine Tracing city history, from Roman Burdigala to Bordeaux's emergence as a 19th-century world port and millennial trendsetter.
  • Musée des Beaux-Arts Making the acquaintance of France's most famous – and famously scandalous – 19th-century female artist, a purebred trouser-wearing Bordelaise no less.
  • Place de la Bourse Admiring the symmetry and line-up of 18th-century hôtels particuliers – pretty in pink at sunset – of Bordeaux's most elegant square.