Bordeaux Holidays

Bordeaux, known the world over as the global capital of wine, is a city that elegantly blends about three millennia of history with a vibrant, cosmopolitan present. From its UNESCO-recognised Neo-Classical architecture to its world-class array of gastronomy, it's also a magnet for culture vultures and foodie fanatics alike.

With a diverse array of attractions, excellent food and drink scene, and stunning nearby beaches, Bordeaux truly has something to cater to every visitor's taste. So, if your proclivity leans towards fine wine, rich history, exquisite cuisine, or simply a laid back coastal escape, you've landed in the right place – Bordeaux ticks all these boxes and then some.

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Things to See and Do

From grand historic squares to majestic cathedrals, and panoramic viewing towers, Bordeaux has a wealth of attractions in store for the curious traveller. Here's a taste of what awaits you in this beautiful city, acclaimed as the "Pearl of Aquitaine".

Marvel at the iconic Place de la Bourse

Spend some time absorbing the beauty of Place de la Bourse, fondly regarded as a symbol of Bordeaux. This grand, 18th-century square oozes history and elegance, and is home to the popular Fountain of the Three Graces. Viewed from across the river at dusk, it presents a magical tableau mirrored in the water.

Absorb the majesty of Cathédrale Saint-André de Bordeaux

Be sure to visit Cathédrale Saint-André de Bordeaux, a monument to religious artistry and one of the city's most beautiful structures. Religious or not, you'll surely appreciate the cathedral's magnificent architecture and the colourful sculptures adorning its interior.

Ascend the Pey Berland Tower

For panoramic views of Bordeaux, take the challenge – and the reward – of climbing the 230 steps of Pey Berland Tower. The climb might be tiring, but the breathtaking sight that awaits you at the top is well worth the effort.

Discover the treasures of the Musée d'Aquitaine

History enthusiasts should not miss the opportunity to explore the Musée d'Aquitaine, a treasure trove of artifacts from Bordeaux's past. From Roman statues and medieval crafts to exhibits on the historic Bordeaux slave trade, the museum hosts a comprehensive collection that sparks insightful retrospection.

Immerse yourself in the public garden

Take a leisurely stroll through Bordeaux's beautifully kept "Jardin Public". Settle on a bench to watch the world go by, admire the elegance of the conservatory, or simply laze on the grass basking in the French sun - the choice is yours.

Destination Essentials

Bordeaux is a captivating port city, perfect for exploring any time of the year. However, if you're looking for pleasant weather and a festive atmosphere, then August to late September is ideal, offering both high temperatures and a cool breeze.

Be prepared for a more vibrant city as June to August can be quite crowd-packed due to various major events like the Wine Festival and the Jazz Festival. For a more peaceful and intimate visit, springtime from April to June when flowers are in bloom is also highly recommended.

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