Things to do in Bordeaux

New to Bordeaux? Here are the best things to do while you're there.

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Start with the Top Sights in Bordeaux

If you're in Bordeaux to see the sights, you can't miss any of these.

La Cité du Vin

⭐️ 4.2 (19237)

Place de la Bourse

⭐️ 4.6 (14782)

Miroir d'eau

⭐️ 4.5 (13954)

Jardin Public

⭐️ 4.6 (11615)

Cathédrale Saint-André de Bordeaux

⭐️ 4.6 (9929)

Monument aux Girondins

⭐️ 4.5 (8345)

National Opera of Bordeaux

⭐️ 4.6 (8044)

Basilique Saint-Michel

⭐️ 4.4 (4571)

Grosse Cloche

⭐️ 4.6 (4487)

Porte Cailhau

⭐️ 4.5 (4322)

Musée d'Aquitaine

⭐️ 4.5 (3447)

The top affordable restaurants in Bordeaux

Discover a variety of budget-friendly dining options in Bordeaux city, offering delicious cuisine without breaking the bank.

Chez Les Ploucs

⭐️ 4.1 (1244)

Price Range: $$


⭐️ 4.3 (1129)

Price Range: $$


⭐️ 4.7 (1066)

Price Range: $$

Le Bistro du Musée

⭐️ 4.2 (690)

Price Range: $$

Tante Charlotte

⭐️ 4.7 (675)

Price Range: $$

Le Bouchon Bordelais

⭐️ 4.7 (638)

Price Range: $$

Restaurant LouLou.

⭐️ 4.6 (637)

Price Range: $$


⭐️ 4.6 (512)

Price Range: $$

Restaurant Influences

⭐️ 4.8 (495)

Price Range: $$

Maruya Dining Japanese

⭐️ 4.5 (450)

Price Range: $$

Le Chien De Pavlov

⭐️ 4.3 (427)

Price Range: $$

Checkout these incredible local experiences in Bordeaux

These are curated, high quality experiences in Bordeaux hosted by locals!

Saint-Emilion Wine Tour

Medoc morning wine tour with coffee break

Shop with a Fashion Designer

Make your own cuvée of Bordeaux wine!

Discover wine in Saint Emilion

NO DIET CLUB - Let's get thick in Bordeaux !

Bordeaux Private Wine Tours-Saint Emilion

Saint Emilion wine lovers tour with local guide

Bordeaux wine tasting

Discover Bordeaux vineyard : special wine tasting with two cellar men brothers

End your night in some of the best bars in Bordeaux

Discover the most vibrant nightlife scenes in Bordeaux, curated exclusively for you.

The Connemara

⭐️ 4.4 (2103)

Price Range: $$

The Grizzly Pub

⭐️ 4.5 (1534)

Price Range: $

The Charles Dickens

⭐️ 4.3 (1454)

Price Range: $$

Sherlock Holmes Pub

⭐️ 4.4 (1359)

Price Range: $$

L'apollo bar

⭐️ 4 (970)

Price Range: $$

Les Berthom Bordeaux

⭐️ 4.5 (894)

Price Range: $$

La Comtesse

⭐️ 4.5 (859)

Price Range: $$

VINTAGE BAR - Rhumerie & Pub

⭐️ 4.4 (823)

Price Range: $$


⭐️ 4.6 (737)

Price Range: $$$

Madame Pang

⭐️ 4.5 (694)

ROCKWOOD - Good place & Good taste

⭐️ 4.4 (673)

Price Range: $$

Pick from the best places to stay in Bordeaux

If you're looking for some of the best hotels in Bordeaux you've come to the right place.

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Check out these bookable attractions in Bordeaux

These are some of the best tours, museums, and activities in Bordeaux.

Visit to La Cité du Vin with Wine Tasting

Bordeaux Cruise Tour

Garonne River Cruise

Two- or Three-day CityPASS Ticket

Wine and Cheese Tasting Experience

Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Wine Tastings and Tour

Trip to Two Wine Estates with Tastings

Half-day Guided Wine Tour of Saint-Émilion

City Sightseeing Walking Tour

Vignobles Chatonnet Wine Tasting Tour

Looking for unforgettable fine-dining experiences in Bordeaux?

Hungry? We've got the best rated, the best of the best.

Le Bordeaux

⭐️ 4.2 (1183)

Price Range: $$$

Le 7 Restaurant

⭐️ 4.2 (1064)

Price Range: $$$

La Tupina

⭐️ 4.2 (1037)

Price Range: $$$

L'Oiseau Bleu

⭐️ 4.7 (738)

Price Range: $$$

Le Chapon Fin

⭐️ 4.3 (563)

Price Range: $$$

Le M

⭐️ 4.6 (537)

Price Range: $$$

Le Pavillon des Boulevards

⭐️ 4.7 (454)

Price Range: $$$

Le Pressoir d'Argent - Gordon Ramsay

⭐️ 4.6 (441)

Price Range: $$$$

Le Clos d'Augusta

⭐️ 4.7 (365)

Price Range: $$$

Frequently asked questions:

  1. Admire the Grand Théâtre de Bordeaux: Located in the Place de la Comédie square, the Grand Théâtre de Bordeaux was built in the 18th century and is one of the city’s most iconic landmarks. The building stands out due to its trionic columns and impressive contrast between the white stone and pink marble.
  2. Explore the Bordeaux Citadel: Built in the 17th century, the Bordeaux Citadel can be found in the La Victoire district. This military and historical complex has been preserved and is now open to the public. Visitors can explore the walls and the moat, as well as take a walk along the ring path for fantastic views of the city.
  3. Sample some world-class wine: Bordeaux is France's most famous wine-producing region, and there are plenty of opportunities to sample some fantastic local wines! Visit one of the many vineyards and cellars to discover more about the production process and enjoy a guided wine tasting.

Bordeaux is an ideal destination any time of year but is particularly beautiful around spring. From April till late May, the countryside blooms with cherry blossoms and the vibrant vineyards take on a deep hue of green. Summer lasting from June to August is the most popular time to visit as you can enjoy long sunny days of outdoor dining in the courtyard with its many excellent vineyards. Visit Bordeaux during autumn to take part in the stunning street markets and enjoy the crisp skies with beautiful leafy trees.

Bordeaux is a great destnation for a few days: two to three days should be ample time to explore its many attractions. Bordeaux offers plenty of sightseeing opportunities, from visiting the city's world-renowned chateaux and churches to exploring the winding streets of the old city. Exploring the city's vibrant food scene and excellent restaurants should not be missed either.

Moving around Bordeaux is convenient and easy! You can take the public bus system, available all over the city, for short-distance trips around town. For further distances, the metro system is efficient and reaches most parts of the city. Taxis are also a popular option, and can be easily booked online or hailed on the street.

Bordeaux is a great city for family fun, and it has something to offer for everyone. Kids will love exploring the Parc Bordelais, with its lush gardens, numerous playgrounds, and outdoor activities. For a unique experience, take the family on a voyage along the Garonne River on a traditional Bordeaux flat breeze, which offers breathtaking views of the city skyline. A visit to the Cité du Vin is also a must - interactive, playful, and educational all at the same time, your kids will have fun learning about the history of winemaking in the Bordeaux region.

We've actually curated a complete list of the best bars in Bordeaux. To start off we'd have to mention VINTAGE BAR - Rhumerie & Pub, La Comtesse, POINT ROUGE. Check out our page on the best bars in Bordeaux.

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