Timetable & Pick-up Location
Coach meeting point
Hostel Central 2 Place Saint-Projet, 33000 Bordeaux, France
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Activities & Day Tours
Bike Tour Bordeaux
There is simply no better way to see Bordeaux than by bike. Let us take you on a journey of discovery from the picturesque Miroir d’Eau to the relaxing Jardin Public and more as we reveal the city’s long and interesting history. Your expert guide will bring Bordeaux to life with over 10 stops and including a light breakfast in the park and finish up with a wine tasting to get your day off to a perfect start.
Operated by RUSTIC VINES TOURS
- Busabout Price: €34
- Normal Price: €39
Famous Monk Wine Tour
Showcasing the best of the Merlot-strong right bank, visiting two chateaux’s and stopping at many historical and scenic landmarks to give you a better understanding of the region all in the comfort of a minivan. You will visit the beautiful UNESCO listed medieval village of Saint Emilion to experience many tastings of the regional wine. A picnic lunch is included.
Operated by Rustic Vines Tours
- Busabout Price: €94
- Normal Price: €98
Must See & Do in Bordeaux
The new millennium was a major turning point for the city long known as La Belle au Bois Dormant (Sleeping Beauty), when the mayor, ex-Prime Minister Alain Juppé, roused Bordeaux, pedestrianising its boulevards, restoring its neoclassical architecture, and implementing a high-tech public-transport system. His efforts paid off: in mid-2007 half of the entire city was UNESCO-listed, making it the largest urban World Heritage Site. Bolstered by its students and some 2.5 million tourists annually, La Belle Bordeaux now scarcely seems to sleep at all.
Top things to see
- Musee de Beaux Arts The Fine Arts museum housing mainly French and Dutch art.
- Cathedrale Saint-André Bordeaux’s cathedral saw the marriage of Eleanor of Aquitaine and Louis VII in 1137, and is notable for its freestanding bell tower.
- La Cite du Vin A newly opened museum and exhibition space all about wine in the heart of Bordeaux.
- Cimetiere de la Chartreuse The oldest and largest burial site in Bordeaux, it’s a wonderful place for a peaceful walk.
- Jardin Public Where all of Bordeaux comes to stroll, jog, drink, or just enjoy nature.
FOODS TO TRY:
Canele de Bordeaux
A small pastry flavoured with rum and vanilla, with a thick custardy centre and dark caramelised crust. The story goes that they originated near Bordeaux as a result of all the excess egg yolks left over after the egg whites had been used in the winemaking process.
Marche des Capucins
The belly of Bordeaux. The largest market in town is where you will find bread, cheese, pastries, fish, specialty products and more.