Visit Bordeaux in 3 days

Bordeaux
Visit Bordeaux in 3 days

Wondering what to do in Bordeaux over a weekend? We have selected for you the must-see sites to appreciate the capital of Aquitaine in all its facets, the districts to walk around and the nicest activities to have fun with the family in Bordeaux.


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The essential visits of Bordeaux on foot or by bike

Bordeaux is a green city and cycling is the preferred means of transport for Bordeaux residents. Car-free zones offer you maximum safety. Cycle paths allow you to crisscross the city center. The tourist office offers you a map of cycle paths (fr). If you are wondering where to go for a walk in Bordeaux? We have selected for you a walk or bike ride between the Pont Chaban-Delmas and the Pont de Pierre, in order to see the most emblematic places of Bordeaux:

  • The Stone Bridge, from the beginning of the 19th century.
  • The Water Mirror, on the Quai Maréchal Liautey, runs along the banks of the Garonne and faces the Place de la Bourse.
  • The avenues of plane trees that line the Place des Quinconces provide plenty of freshness on hot days.
  • The Quai des Chartrons hosts a traditional market on Sunday mornings.
  • Port of the Moon
  • The Chaban-Delmas Bridge
  • The Darwin eco-district
  • The Botanical Garden
Photo credit © B. Piccoli | Adobe Stock
Photo credit © B. Piccoli | Adobe Stock

A Bordeaux shopping spree

Bordeaux is a dynamic and trendy city. Major brands have been established there for a long time. Freelancers and designers have created their style here. The ideal outing for a Saturday afternoon in Bordeaux is a shopping spree. Whatever your style, fashion lovers will love the pedestrian streets of the city center. Go to rue Sainte-Catherine, Porte Dijeaux or place Fernand Lafargue. Your hobby is more interior decoration, many concept stores will put you in the mood. And if you are careful with your budget, you will appreciate the Outlets of the Quai des Marques in Bordeau'village.


Photo credit © Mehdi33300 | Adobe Stock
Photo credit © Mehdi33300 | Adobe Stock

The coolest activities with children in Bordeaux

Bordeaux is a big city, teeming with activities of all kinds. Families will find what they are looking for, whether they have young or old children. Here is our selection of family outings to please them at all ages:

  • Cap Sciences to learn while having fun.
  • A pirate cruise, at Bordeaux Be Boat or a "Children's Cruise" with entertainment at Burdigala Cruises.
  • For teenagers, test a virtual reality experience at the VR Café. And to play with the family, an escape game at Virtual Room (fr).
  • Introduce the youngest to eco-citizen behavior in the Darwin eco-district.
  • Have fun at the skate park in Darwin or that of Colbert.


Photo Credit © Rui Vale de Sousa | Adobe Stock
Photo Credit © Rui Vale de Sousa | Adobe Stock

Visit Bordeaux differently

Do you want to see the city from a new angle? For this, nothing better than to try an unusual activity. We have found some original ideas for you to visit Bordeaux differently:

  • Among all the bars in Bordeaux, some are truly innovative and offer you much more than just a drink. A bar to learn about surfing on an artificial wave, a slightly crazy games bar, a floating bar to dance on the water and under the stars...
  • Discover Bordeaux by night : Whether you try a nocturnal guided tour or a simple stroll to admire the illuminated monuments, Bordeaux can be enjoyed just as much by night as by day. This is a nice idea to see the city from a very different angle.
Photo © Melanie Oliva
Photo © Melanie Oliva

Photos © Melanie Oliva

How to visit Bordeaux, all practical information

Here is some practical information to make your stay in Bordeaux easier:


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You are now ready to visit Bordeaux in two or three days! We wish you beautiful visits and discoveries in the city of Bordeaux.


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