Top 10 things to do in Bordeaux

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Bordeaux is the capital of Aquitaine. It shines in the south-west of France, as one of the most popular cities for French and foreign tourists. And it's not surprising, because it is classified as a "Unesco World Heritage Site", labeled "City of Art and History",... It is also a green city, very attached to the preservation of nature. environment, and therefore ideal for learning about slow-tourism. There are so many things to do there, that the hardest part is finding your way around. To help you, we have concocted a Top 10 activities and visits to do absolutely in Bordeaux.


Opening photo: Indispensable! Eating Cannelés in Bordeaux! Photo credit © rh2010 / AdobeStock


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1) Visit the different districts of Bordeaux

Whether you want to visit the historic city center of Bordeaux, cool off on the banks of the Garonne or discover the Darwin eco-district and its innovations, we take you to visit Bordeaux in all its facets:


    The good idea Call on the AGNA, the Association of Guides of New Aquitaine.


    Learn more? Visit Bordeaux on foot


    Photo © Goodluz / Adobe Stock

    Photo credit © Goodluz / Adobe Stock

    2) Immerse yourself in Bordeaux culture in museums

    History and fine arts, culture and local life, environment and science… Bordeaux offers many possibilities for culture lovers. There is no doubt that you will be able to satisfy your curiosity there. Here is a selection of museums that we have visited for you:


      Learn more? Visit the museums of Bordeaux and Gironde!


      Photo © Claudiameye/AdobeStock

      Visit the Base Sous-Marine de Bordeaux, there is always something going on! Photo credit © Claudiameye / AdobeStock

      3) Visit the City of Wine

      Bordeaux is inseparable from its wine-growing region. The culture around wine is deeply rooted in Bordeaux traditions and still today viticulture is an essential economy for the region. To better understand this environment, the work of the winegrower and appreciate the wine, nothing beats spending a day at the Cité du Vin.


      Learn more? La Cité du Vin: 6 landmarks to prepare for your visit


      The City of Wine

      The City of Wine - Photo © Guide Bordeaux Gironde

      4) Go on a food tour to taste Bordeaux gastronomy

      Cannelés, Bordeaux porcini mushrooms, Bordeaux sauce... whether you have a sweet or savory palate, whether you are a great gourmand or a fine gourmet, there is something for everyone and something to satisfy all your desires in Bordeaux. We offer you some ideas for gourmet outings to taste Bordeaux gastronomy:


        The good idea Top 5 of our favorite unusual bars in Bordeaux.


        Learn more? The specialties of Bordeaux and the Gironde to taste absolutely!


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        5) Discover Bordeaux, green city

        Bordeaux is considered a green city for its initiatives and actions in favor of the environment, but also for the management of its territory. It tends to regularly increase the surface of its green spaces, to improve the quality of life of its inhabitants and its visitors. Come and walk with us in the parks and gardens of Bordeaux:


          Learn more? The parks and gardens of Bordeaux, nature in the city!


          Photo © Kaelia / AdobeStock

          Photo credit © Kaelia / AdobeStock

          6) Hike around Bordeaux

          Are you more of a hiker than a walker and do you want a good workout? No problem, Bordeaux is surrounded by beautiful natural spaces, very pleasant to stretch your legs:


            The good idea An active walk around the bridges


            7) Cycling in Bordeaux

            Do you prefer cycling? Here again, Bordeaux has a good network of cycle paths and greenways, which will allow you to pedal in complete safety:


              Learn more? Visit Bordeaux by bike


              The good idea A nature bike ride north of Bordeaux


              Photo © JJ Farq | Adobe Stock

              Photo credit © JJ Farq / Adobe Stock

              8) Swimming in Bordeaux-Lac

              Just because you're in town doesn't mean you can't enjoy the pleasures of water. Bordeaux has many assets to satisfy families who want to swim and have fun at the water's edge:

              • Bordeaux-Lac and its sailing center
              • The Lac de Bègles and its leisure center
              • The banks of the Garonne

                Learn more? Leisure centers and bodies of water for swimming near Bordeaux


                Photo © Atlantis

                Photo credit © Atlantis

                9) Embark on a cruise on the Garonne

                Bordeaux is crossed by the Garonne. Many monuments are located on the banks and are visible from the river. A trip on the water is an opportunity to see the city of Bordeaux from a new angle. In addition, the boats offer guided tours, meals, evenings or entertainment for children:

                10) Take an unusual tour of the city

                You want to get off the beaten track and do a more unusual activity. Tourism service providers compete in originality to surprise you, with ideas that are out of the ordinary:


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                We hope that this Top 10 essential things to do in Bordeaux will inspire you for your next vacation in Gironde.


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