Bordeaux Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Presentation Sarah Lafaye

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Bordeaux elegance

Bordeaux is the regional capital, a beautiful 18th century city, often described as "little Paris" by visitors who all fall in love with it. Bordeaux is a multifaceted city ideal to discover as a couple, with family, friends!

  • The capital of the South-West is classified by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site for its exceptional architectural heritage. The city is an open-air postcard with its many buildings and monuments of the eighteenth century. The city also boasts a modern architectural ensemble such as the Miroir d'eau (the largest in the world), the futuristic Jacques Chaban-Delmas bridge and the Matmut Atlantique stadium.

  • Bordeaux, world capital of wine Bordeaux is close to the largest and oldest fine wine vineyard in the world, which has 65 appellations and covers 112,000 hectares. Several hundred properties called castles, open their doors to the public and share their know-how. Wine is also present in the city! The cultural place "La Cité du Vin" is the best example.
    The art of living "made in South-West"

  • Bordeaux is the embodiment of the art of living of the South-West where quality of life reigns, symbolized by its green spaces, its renovated buildings, its pedestrian city center. Gastronomy is one of the assets of the city, with many delicious local products: canelé, oysters, Bordeaux entrecôte... Good little restaurants, starred restaurants, markets where to eat "on the go": there is something for everyone!

Stadium that will host 2023 Rugby World Cup matches

• Matmut Atlantic Stadium
• 42,000 seats

Sites not to be missed

  • Old Bordeaux: a must-see district! Discover its good restaurants and terraces, its small squares and pedestrian streets. The Place de la Bourse and its majestic facades of the eighteenth century are the joy of visitors who come to take THE souvenir shot of Bordeaux. The Mirror of Water - the largest in the world - faces him, and amazes with his mist show.

  • La Cité du Vin: opened in 2016, this new generation cultural centre, unique in the world, presents wine in its cultural, civilisational, heritage and universal dimensions. It honors vineyards around the world through a permanent tour, temporary exhibitions, tasting workshops. A spectacular journey around the world, through the ages, in all cultures! Exhibition 2022: "Picasso and the wine" 15 april to 28 august (External link)

  • The quays of the Garonne: Bordeaux is crossed by the Garonne River, the quays offer great opportunities for walks, passing on the inevitable Pont de Pierre, built by Napoleon. Full-day or half-day cruises are also offered to discover the city from the water.


  • Wine of course! The Bordeaux vineyard is divided into 6 wine regions, which produce red, white, rosé and Crémant wines.

  • The canelé: impossible to stay in Bordeaux without tasting this sweet specialty that has delighted all gourmets for several centuries. This small cake with a crunchy color and a tender heart is made with a dough based on flour, milk, egg, sugar and butter, flavored with rum and vanilla.

What's new

  • The Bassins de Lumières: it is the largest digital art center in the world. Opened last June, the venue offers an immersive experience of sound effects and projections, inside a Second World War bunker. (External link)

  • Bordeaux Wine Festival: the largest wine tourism festival in Europe will take place from 23 to 26 June 2022. Visitors will be able to meet the winegrowers, taste their wines, enjoy gastronomic huts, and attend many activities. (External link)

  • Cordouan lighthouse: Battered by the wind and swell for 400 years and nicknamed the "king of lighthouses", France's Cordouan beacon won recognition from UNESCO last July 2021.

  • NEW Hotels:

    • Bordeaux: 2 new Radisson Hotels
    • Biarritz: complete renovation and reopening of Hôtel du Palais (Hyatt).


  • The Bordeaux vineyards: many tours are offered from Bordeaux, and take visitors to the vineyard with visits to castles and tasting. Some excursions even include lunch in the vineyards.

  • The Bassin d'Arcachon (which forms an inland sea) is located 1 hour away. You will discover a Belle Epoque seaside resort and beautiful classified villas, but also the Dune du Pilat (highest dune in Europe), and the small oyster ports and typical huts of Cap-Ferret.

  • The Bordeaux wine region with its many chateaux and the renowned 1855 Classification, is a leading destination for wine lovers: Saint-Emilion, Médoc, Sauternes etc.

  • The Dordogne valley, east of Bordeaux, with a rich prehistorical heritage (Lascaux caves) and a lot of medieval villages and castles.

  • The Basque Country with coastal cities such as Biarritz and Saint Jean de Luz, but also Bayonne and all the traditional inland villages. This area has its own language, its own culinary traditions and a distinctive geographic and cultural landscape.

  • Cognac, 1h30 North of Bordeaux, beautiful city along the Charentes River, where you can visit famous Maisons de Cognac such as Hennessy, Remy Martin, Martell.

Professional Club of the city

  • The Club: Union Bordeaux-Begles: In June 2006, the leaders of Stade Bordelais (Pro D2) and CABBG (Fédérale 1), decided to bring together the two historic Gironde clubs: UBB was born. At the end of the 2014-2015 season, UBB became the 1st public in Europe, with an average of 27,000 fans per match. Season after season since 2011 and its rise to the Top 14, UBB continues to progress and now wants to play the leading roles. For the first time in its history, it qualified for the European Rugby Champions Cup for the 2015-2016 season. (External link)

Good addresses before or after the match

  • Go to the restaurant "La Belle Saison" located on the right bank of the Garonne, and run by a former player of the XV of France, Jérome Fillol. (External link)

  • Match nights are always very lively in the streets of Bordeaux, head to one of the pro-rugby bars and pubs such as Connemara, Bistrot des Frérots, or The House of Parliament.

Access from Paris

  • by train: 2 hours by TGV from Montparnasse or 3h45 from Roissy CDG TGV station.

  • by plane: 1 hour by plane from Roissy CDG

Your representative at Nouvelle-Aquitaine Tourism

Celine Boute
CRT Nouvelle-Aquitaine (External link)

Logo Nouvelle Aquitaine ds cadre blanc (External link)