Bordeaux, a town of art and history, is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Bordeaux is looked upon as one of the prettiest town in the world and we completely agree. There are many tours organised in town : daily guided tours of the town, unusual or gourmand visits that suit all budgets.
Start with a visit of the most prestigious monuments such as Palais Gallien - the last remain of a Gallo-Roman amphitheatre - Saint-André Cathedral, Pey Berland belltower, Porte Cailhau or The Grosse Cloche, the second remaining door of the old medieval walls.
Walk around the streets to discover and appreciate the wonders of the city. We recommend you to visit the Saint Pierre district, the Tourny Avenues, Place de la Bourse and the quays on the left bank of the river where there are often events taking place.
End your walk with a wine tasting at the CIVB in the Chartrons district on the quays.
For the art and culture lovers, there is a wide range of museums : Musée d'art contemporain (the museum of contemporary art), Musée d'Aquitaine (the French history museum), Musée des Arts décoratifs ( the museum of decorative art ), Centre Jean Moulin (Jean Moulin National Centre), Musée des beaux-arts ( the museum of fine arts ), Musée national des Douanes (the National Customs Museum), Musée du vin et du négoce (the wine merchants' museum) or le Muséum d'Histoire naturelle (the National History Museum).
Bordeaux is a haven for shopping addicts. All the major luxury brands have their boutiques in town. Craftman workshops and young creators will also seduce you with their original items. To enjoy a moment of relaxation, visit art galleries and antique shops, go to delicatessens, wine shops, or take a break in a wellness centre.
For more information, please visit the web site of the Tourist Office of Bordeaux.