Top Sights & Tourist Attractions in Bordeaux
The Golden Triangle
The Golden Triangle is the most interesting and beautiful historic neighbourhood in the city of Bordeaux.
The Grand Theatre
The Grand Theatre is the city's cultural icon, built between 1773 and 1780 as a testament to the growing prosperity of Bordeaux's emerging bourgeoisie.
Rue Ste-Catherine is an entirely pedestrianised street in Bordeaux, over a kilometre long and offers the best shopping in Bordeaux.
Cathedral of St Andre
The Cathedral of St Andre is situated on the southern edge of the Old Town of Bordeaux, this is the largest and most ostentatious church in Bordeaux.
Fleche St Michel
The Fleche St Michel is an impressive 15th century church in Bordeaux with the second tallest stone tower in France, rising 114 metres.
Museum of Beaux Arts
The Museum of Beaux Arts, Bordeaux art museum has an outstanding collection of paintings spanning the 15th to 20th centuries.
Museum of Contemporary Art (CAPC)
The Museum of Contemporary Art (CAPC), located in an old 19th century warehouse at the harbour in Bordeaux, shows the world's major art movements since the 1960s.
The beautifully landscaped Public Garden (Jardin Public), runs along the cours de Verdun, just north of the city centre of Bordeaux, offering a relaxing oasis of calm in the middle of the city.
Place Gambetta, Bordeaux's most important public square is central to the city's museums, shops and its main cathedral.
Pont de Pierre
The Pont de Pierre bridge, with its 17 arches, stretches 487 metres across the Garonne River in Bordeaux and is one of the most beautiful bridges in France.
Garonne River Cruise
One of France's mightiest rivers, the Garonne River in Bordeaux, is best experienced on this day-long Garonne River Cruise
Cemetery of Chartreuse
Similar to the infamous Père Lachaise Cemetery in Paris, Bordeaux's Cemetery of Chartreuse is an interesting place to visit in Bordeaux.
Museum Aquarium of Arcachon
The Museum Aquarium of Arcachon is a unique maritime museum in Bordeaux, offering both a historical perspective on life under the sea.
Museum of Bordeaux Wines
A trip to Bordeaux would not be complete without learning something about the many wines which are produced in the region at Museum of Bordeaux Wines.
Museum of Natural History
Created in 1791, the Museum of Natural History in Bordeaux is one of the oldest of its kind in France. The Museum of Natural History contains a zoological collection of global specimens, including an emphasis on endangered species.
Bordeaux Zoo, located just a 15-minute drive from downtown Bordeaux , is home to over 400 animals belonging to 100 different species.