24 Hours in Bordeaux Featured

 

The capital of the famous wine-growing region in France is surely a must for wine lovers and shoppers alike. 

 

In between the 18th and 19th century mansions and distinguished art museums is tone of the cultural hubs of wine culture in the World. Located in the beautiful region of southwest France, this is not a city you would want to miss. 

 

DO

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With the permanent aroma of wine in the air you won’t want to miss one of the famous luxury wine tasting tours in Bordeaux and around the region.

Also being one of the most historically interesting cities of France, you won’t want to miss the Musée d’Aquitaine. There you will find out about Bordeaux’s rich history through the many artifacts and antiques that were found in the town throughout the centuries.

If you are a fan of the fine arts and of art museums, especially those resembling art museums in Paris, you will want to pay a visit to the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Bordeaux.

And don’t forget to soak up the Bordeaux’s beautiful architecture with a walk down its cobblestone streets.

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DINE

 

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You’re going to need to eat before you devour the wine. Still, even before the tours, if you’re looking for a place to grab a good coffee and a small pastry to snack on, ‘Books & Coffee’ is your place.

Jet-sets in search of richer breakfasts can head to Brasserie L Tourny, the perfect place to grab a gorgeous and appetizing brunch.

For a sophisticated and tasty lunch, head to Le Bouchon Bordelais. With an aroma of flavors and romantic lighting, you'll be charmed by more than just the cuisine.

Once dinner time makes its presence known, if your looking for a fine dining experience, Le Pavillon des Boulevards is the address. The food is crafted in a very special way, and dinner there promises to be a magical night.

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SPEND

 

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Bordeaux has a wide range of shopping opportunities. The first and probably most worth while is shopping for that perfect wine bottle. If you’re looking for an assortment of the best wines in the world be sure to go to Millesima. Head to Triangle-d’Or, “The Golden Triangle” for a bottle of wine to open on a special night. There you will also find many more stylish shops and luxury items. You will also find some world-renown Paris design houses with stores there, like Hugo Boss and Rolex.

Stop at one of Bordeaux’s many famous antique stores, like the Village Notre-Dame, and find some hidden antique gems.

If you’re looking for artwork, there are many art shops that sell pieces by local artists, like Galerie d’Art Home Déco.  

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For more ideas on how to Do, Dine and Spend, Across France and beyond, visit our Destinations pages.