Top Choice Food in Bordeaux


This artisan fromager and crémier is a sheer delight for local foodies who shop here for boutique cheeses and creamy yellow butter hand-moulded in fat curvaceous patties near Nantes. Don't miss the demi-sel croquant…
Top Choice Homewares in Bordeaux


'Slow design' is the driver behind this Pandora's Box of a boutique, packed to the rafters with innovative design objects, homewares, clothing, knick-knacks and trinkets – all made in France or, as the shop motto ex…
Top Choice Food & Drinks in Bordeaux

Le Comptoir Bordelaise

Rev up your taste buds in this gourmet boutique selling local and regional food and drink specialities. Be tempted by local cheese, canalés (sandcastle-shaped cakes from Bordeaux), bouchons de Bordeaux (cork-shaped …
Food in Bordeaux


Canelés – a sandcastle-shaped, vanilla-infused fluted cake typical to Bordeaux – is the sweet speciality of this cake shop inside the Marché et Galere Grands Hommes shopping centre. A box of six costs €19.80. Bailla…
Wine in Bordeaux

Bordeaux Magnum

Speciality wine shop with rack upon rack of Bordeaux's gift to the world.
Arcade in Bordeaux

Galerie Bordelaise

A 19th-century shopping arcade.
Books in Bordeaux


Queues to pay are a constant feature at this vast maze of a private bookshop, always packed with Bordelais browsing books in several different languages. Excellent English-language section and travel sections, inclu…
Wine in Bordeaux


A central spiral staircase climbing four floors is surrounded by cylindrical shelves holding 15,000 bottles of regional wine at this highly respected caviste (wine cellar). Watch for tastings most Saturdays.
Cheese in Bordeaux

Jean d'Alos

This upmarket fromagerie stocks over 150 raw-milk and farm cheeses; check the blackboard for the day's cheese dégustation (tastings).
Market in Bordeaux

Antique Market

Stalls of antiques fill place St-Michel on Sunday mornings; find the square a 700m walk downriver from the city centre.