The 5 Best Neighbourhoods in Bordeaux for Tourists
When you land in France, there is so much to see and do such that you may get confused along the way. There are several trendy neighbourhoods, each with its unique offering to its locals and visitors.
Saint Pierre has come up as one of the trendiest areas in the city. Here, you will find the latest fashion, jewellery, camper mugs and anything else. There are several thrift stores around too and amazing terrace pubs where you can relax with your favourite drink.
Right Bank is a place to stay for all nature lovers. Enjoy a walk under trees, relax in the botanical garden or eat in the open. There are lots of organic shops, vegetable gardens to see and a skate park. Enjoy amazing street art as you go.
Bassin À Flot neighbourhood hosts La Cite du Vin, which is a wine lover’s paradise. You should also visit Base Sous-Marine a Send World War Banker, which is now a cultural hub. There are several awesome and trendy restaurants around and outdoor parks.
Saint-Michel takes you on a culinary trip around the world. You can sample Moroccan breakfast, a Hungarian dinner, British brunch and biting from Vietnam, all in in the old town. There are several outdoor food vendors that you will be spoilt for choice.
If you are looking for the fine things that France has to offer Les GrandsHommes is the place to be. Impressive monuments surround the place and many leading luxury brands such as Hermes and Louis Vuitton were established here. Enjoy a cheese tasting and fine dining too from this neighbourhood.
The historic city centre allows you to experience Bordeaux’s rich history. It covers part of St Paul and St Pierre districts which is over 150 hectares. The area is best known for lots of monuments, 16th to 19th-century architecture with several open area parks. UNESCO listed this area as a World Heritage Centre in 2007. There are museums and exciting resorts around the area that you would love to explore.
Chartrons is a leafy district that is home to some of the largest number of antique shops. It is also home to the Museum of wine and trade. You will also enjoy exploring Place Du Marche Des Chartron, an 1869 market hall.
Other historical sites include CAPC Muséed’ArtContemporain De Bordeaux and 1672 Slave Trade Plaque. There are several interesting historic buildings and a local market where you enjoy fresh fruits and traditional French breakfast.
Bastide was originally an industrial part of the town. Today, it is a re-invented cultural centre on the other side of River Girronne. It is home to Le Jardin botanical garden, Pont de Pierre, post-French Revolution stone bridge.
Tourists also enjoy cuisines from around the world from various restaurants in the area. There are also several live music venues starting with Le Caillou.
TTis area was known as Bordeaux Red Light District for a long period. It is home to several clubs, live performances, night clubs and bistros, among others. The train terminal had been expanded in 2017 and the area is fast growing into a business district.
Here, you enjoy shopping, traditional French cuisine and buy antique items for your trip back home. There are various historical sites around the district with some buildings dating as early as the 17th century.