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Bordeaux Office de Tourisme
12 Cours du 30 Juillet33000

Tel:+33 (0)5 56 00 66 00
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Bordeaux has been an established centre for the production of red wine since the city fell under English rule from 1154 to 1453.  Today its wealthy wine merchants produce over 44 million cases of wine per year with wine tours attracting tourists from all over the world.     

Bordeaux sits on the curve of the Garonne river and has been a busy port since Roman times.  The fifth largest town in France and with a huge student population the city is upbeat, spacious and culturally diverse boasting many museums. 

The 18th century centre is possibly the showpiece with chic boutiques and cafes lining the Cours de L'intendance, Allees de Tourny and Cours Clemenceau.  The gigantic Cathedrale St-Andre is also worth visiting and is now deemed a Unesco World Heritage Site.  Another must is a stroll along the Quais Louis XVIII lined with graceful buildings and views of the river.

Sightseeing Tours In Bordeaux

What to See - Bordeaux Attractions

Esplanade des Quiconces
Nr Grand Theatre, 33000
tree-lined esplanade dotted with statues and fountains

CAPC Musee d'Art Contemporain
Entrepot 7, rue Ferrere, 33000
modern art movements are illustrated here with style
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Tue-Sun | Tel: +33 (0)5 56 00 81 50

Palais Gallien
Rue du Dr Albert Barraud, 33000
ruins of a 3rd century amphitheatre
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Jun-Sep

Croiseur Colbert
Quai des Chartrons, 33000
180m-long French navy missile cruiser
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Mar-Oct | Tel: +33 (0)5 56 44 96 11

Basilique St-Michel
Rue de Faures, 33000
Begun in 1350 it took over 200yrs to complete this gigantic basilica

Jardin Public
Cours de Verdun, 33000
beautiful English style landscaped gardens complete with botanical section
| Opening Times: Open daily | Tel: +33 (0)5 56 52 18 77

Jardin des Papillons
Le Teich (nr Teich bird sanctuary), 33120
Europe's largest butterfly park
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Daily | Tel: +33 (0)5 56 22 64 75

Centre National Jean Moulin
Place Jean Moulin, 33000
an interesting portrayal of France's role during the occupation
| Opening Times: Tue-Sun | Tel: +33 (0)5 56 79 66 00

Aqualand
Off N250 (Gujan Mestras), 33120
aquatic funfair for all the famiily
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Daily | Tel: +33 (0)5 56 66 39 39

Maison du Vin
3 cours du 30 Juillet, 33000
all you need to know about wine tours
| Opening Times: Mon-Fri | Tel: +33 (0)5 56 00 22 88

Maison de l'Huitre
Allee du Haurat, Gujan Mestras, 33120
exhibits & tasting of the exquisite Banc d'Arguin oysters
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Daily but closed Sun (Oct-Feb) | Tel: +33 (0)5 56 66 12 65

Musee d'Aquitaine
20 cours Pasteur, 33000
the history of Bordeaux dating back 25,000 years
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Tue-Sun | Tel: +33 (0)5 56 01 51 00

Musee des Arts Decoratifs
39 rue Bouffard, 33000
this 18th century Hotel de Lalande houses a great display of fine porcelain and furnishings
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Wed-Mon | Tel: +33 (0)5 56 00 72 50

Parc Ornithologique du Teich
Le Teich, 33120
idyllic bird sanctuary for endangered birds, great walks here for observing varied wild fowl
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Daily | Tel: +33 (0)5 56 22 80 93

Musee des Beaux-Arts
20 cours d'Albret, 33000
works by Titian, Rubens, Delacroix, Corot, Renoir, Matisse to name but a few!
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Wed-Mon | Tel: +33 (0)5 56 10 20 56

Grand Theatre
Place de la Comedie, 33000
operas, ballets and concerts in one of the most impressive Classical structures in France
| Admission charge | Tel: +33 (0)5 56 00 85 20