On holiday in Bordeaux, immerse yourself in Bordeaux's architectural grandeur on the riverside, in Old Bordeaux and Chartrons districts. Linger in museums like the Fine Arts Museum near the Cathedral and savour fine dining all over the city. On holidays in Bordeaux, enjoy daytrips into the celebrated Bordeaux wine country surrounding the city.
Marvel at the fine 18th-century Grand Thtre, highlight of Old Bordeaux, and see harmonious place du Parlement. Admire the long, elegant facades of the majestic riverside and Chartrons Quarter, and visit Bordeaux's acclaimed arts museums there. For the best views in town, cross the river to the Bastide district and wonder at its botanical garden, or hunt for antiques and bric-a-brac along rue Notre-Dame. You'll love holiday trips out to famous Bordeaux wine villages among vineyards close to the city.
Head into Old Bordeaux on holiday for traditional restaurants serving rich regional specialities like duck, foie gras, river fish and wild boar washed down with good Bordeaux wines. Join discerning locals at the smartest places near the Grand Thtre and Alles de Tourny. You'll find a more vibrant atmosphere on your Bordeaux holidays by the riverside and in the Chartrons Quarter, where many trendy restaurants offer a lighter style and affordable menus.
Head into Old Bordeaux for pubs, clubs and music bars on your Bordeaux holiday. Or book opera, ballet or concerts at a dozen venues, including the opulent Grand Thtre. Find late-night dance clubs around Porte d'Aquitaine and the South Bordeaux and North Bordeaux waterfronts, some on riverboats. Further north, enjoy dinner and cabaret at Bordeaux Casino, near Bordeaux Lake, or dance the night away in fashionable restaurant-clubs at the rejuvenated Bassin Flots docks.
Explore Bordeaux wine country either on your own or through tours, starting with picturesque old St Emilion, 24 miles east perhaps? On your Bordeaux holiday, take a trip to beach resort Arcachon 40 miles away for Atlantic breakers, the Dune du Pyla (Europe's largest sand dune), oyster farms and lake swimming.