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3 Days in Bordeaux: The Perfect Itinerary for your Trip (2024)

The Miroir d'eau and place de la bourse in Bordeaux lit up in the evening.
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Are you planning to visit Bordeaux for a few days? We are sharing a complete itinerary in this guide.

We recently spent 2 weeks in Bordeaux visiting the main attractions, eating at fantastic restaurants, and discovering hidden gems. It’s safe to say – we fell in love with this spectacular city.

Based on our experience, 3 days is the perfect amount of time for a short stay in Bordeaux. You have enough time to visit the world famous vineyards, taste some local wines, and explore the city’s main sites.

This 3 days in Bordeaux guide includes the best things to do, our favorite places to eat, our top hotel picks, and practical information to help you plan the perfect trip.

Day 1: Bordeaux Itinerary

Put on your walking shoes because your first day in Bordeaux includes a self-guided tour of Bordeaux’s historic center, and you’ll be walking a lot. Day 1 includes an overview of the main attractions in the city, and we’ve put together an ideal walking route below.

If you prefer to see the main sites with a guide, you can book a half-day walking tour with a local guide. We did something similar, except it was a food tour, and we absolutely loved it. Here are a couple of great options to choose from:

  • Private Walking Tour: A highly-rated 2-3 hour private walking tour to Bordeaux’s top attractions with a fantastic local guide.
  • Walking Food Tour: This small-group tour takes you around Bordeaux for a tasting of the region’s specialties – from wine to dessert! It’s focused on food – not sightseeing – so you’ll have to make time to visit the main sites after the tour.

Start at the Places des Quinconces

Place des quinconces in Bordeaux

The Place des Quinconces is a fantastic place to start off your 3 days in Bordeaux. This tree-lined square is located in the center of the city, and it’s also one of Europe’s largest squares at 12.5 hectares (or 31 acres) in size.

Head towards the fountain with the tall column in the center. This is called the Monument aux Girondins, which is a memorial to the Girondins who were killed during the Reign of Terror.

The Girondins were a political group from Gironde (the department in France where Bordeaux is located) and early supporters of the French Revolution. They were eventually killed by the guillotine because of their differences with another popular political group during the revolution.

On top of the tall column is a woman signifying freedom who is holding a broken chain. Around the monument you will find many bronze sculptures that represent the French Republic.

After a look at the statue and fountain, meander through the rest of the square and under the rows of trees. Many of Bordeaux’s large festivals and events take place here, such as the bi-annual Bordeaux Quinconces Brocante (flea market) that brings in hundreds of thousands of people per year.

Tip: The Bordeaux Office of Tourism is located next to this square, so if you need to stop in for a map or to pick up your Bordeaux City Pass, this is the time and place to do just that.

Opera National & Place de la Comédie

Just a short 5-minute walk from the Place des Quinconces is another grand square in Bordeaux – Place de la Comédie. On one side of the square is Bordeaux’s National Opera, a stunning 18th century theater that hosts performances throughout the year.

We highly recommend reserving a seat at a performance of the opera, ballet, or orchestra, as the interior of this grand theater is one of the most impressive in Europe. We were lucky because our visit to Bordeaux aligned with European Heritage Days, where many museums, palaces, and theaters are open to the public for free.

We got to tour the inside of the theater, plus rooms that usually closed to the public, such as the costume department, which sits above the theater. European Heritage Days in France are from Saturday, September 21 to Sunday, September 22 in 2024 in case your trip to Bordeaux aligns with those dates.

The Place de la Comédie is also the start of the longest pedestrian shopping street in Europe – Rue Sainte-Catherine. This 1.2km-long street is home to both small boutiques and large department stores and is worth a wander.

Opposite the theater is one of Bordeaux’s grandest hotels, the InterContinental Bordeaux. We recommend stopping by their rooftop bar for a drink in the evening.

Tip: L’Entrecôte is one of the most popular restaurants in Bordeaux and is considered an institution in France. The menu is simple – steak with sauce and fries. It’s located in the Place de La Comédie and the line can get long. If you plan to eat here, make sure to arrive early.

READ ALSO: One Day Bordeaux Itinerary

Place de La Bourse

Place de la Bourse in BOrdeaux

From the Place de la Comédie, make your way through the small streets to Place du Parlement. This is one of Bordeaux’s most lively squares. In the evening, the square is filled with locals socializing at the cafes after the workday.

This is a great spot to stop by for a drink later in the evening.

Follow Rue Fernand Philippart until you reach the Place de La Bourse. Flanked with elegant 18th century buildings and a large fountain in the center, this is one of the most iconic landmarks in Bordeaux.

The Place de La Bourse means “Stock Exchange Square” and several governmental institutions, such as the Chamber of Commerce, fill these buildings today.

Walk around the square and then cross the street to the Miroir d’Eau (Water Mirror). You may recognize the view of the reflecting pool and Place de La Bourse, as this picture-perfect image is the symbol of Bordeaux.

Tip: Come back to the Miroir d’Eau after sunset one evening to see the buildings lit up and reflected on the pool. The view is beautiful.

Porte Cailhau

Paris to Bordeaux day trip

Make your way along the riverfront until you reach Porte Cailhau. This Medieval gate dates back to the 15th century and used to be one of two main entrances into the old city.

We recommend climbing to the top for views overlooking the Garonne river and the charming Place du Palais square. The cost is €5 per person, and it’s worth it based on our experience.

Practical Info: The Porte Cailhau is open daily from April to October, and from Wednesday to Sunday between November and March. Hours vary. You can reserve your time slot online in advance, or purchase tickets upon arrival. Included in the Bordeaux City Pass.

Grosse Cloche

Gross Cloche in Bordeaux

Your next stop is the Grosse Cloche, just a 10-minute walk from the Porte Cailhau. This is Bordeaux’s second Medieval gate and also dates back to the 15th century.

The bell at the top of the tower was installed in the late 18th century and weighs over 7,700kg, or 17,000 pounds.

Don’t get too excited to hear it ring. Since it’s over 200-years-old, the bell only rings on the first Sunday of the month and on special holidays, such as New Year’s Day and Bastille Day in July, in order to preserve it.

Tip: For breakfast or coffee one morning, go to Books & Coffee. This small cafe is located on the same street as the Grosse Cloche. The cafe’s outdoor tables offer the best view of this gate. Try to arrive at opening to secure a spot outside.

Basilique Saint Michel

Your final stop before lunch is the Basilique Saint Michel located in Place Canteloup. This impressive Gothic cathedral is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and took over 200 years to construct. It was completed in the 16th century.

The bell tower, known as La Flèche, which is a separate structure from the church, is the tallest tower in southern France at 114 meters tall.

Marché Royal: On Saturday mornings, there is a huge outdoor market underneath the bell tower with vendors selling fresh produce and food.

An additional market takes place on Wednesday mornings. This is not a food market. Instead, you’ll find vendors selling books, vintage items, and other oddities.

Tip: You can usually climb to the top of La Flèche bell tower; however, it’s currently under construction and is not expected to be completed until 2026 or later.

READ ALSO: 2 Days in Bordeaux Itinerary

Lunch at La Table Deruelle

In the same square as Basilique Saint Michel is one of our favorite restaurants in Bordeaux. La Table Deruelle is a fantastic family-run restaurant that serves a delicious menu focused around cheese.

The family actually owns one of the best cheese shops in Bordeaux called Fromagerie Deruelle, which we highly recommend checking out. If you have time, buy a few cheeses from the shop, a baguette from a local bakery, some fruit from the market, and have your own picnic. It’s our favorite way to try out a bunch of local foods in France.

The menu at La Table Deruelle is simple and they often only have a few options to choose from, including seasonal specialties. You can’t go wrong with any of them.

Make sure to reserve online a few days in advance because tables do book up.

Another lunch option: The Marché des Capucins is an 8-minute walk from this square. Another option for lunch is to head straight to the market after visiting the cathedral. It’s an 8-minute walk.

The covered market has several food stalls where you can try everything from a charcuterie board to fresh oysters from the Arcachon Bay at Chez Jean-Mi. Many of these food stalls close between 1:00-3:30, so you’ll need to try to get there around noon if you can.

Saint-Andre Cathedral

Saint Andre Cathedral Bordeaux

Saint-Andre Cathedral, also known as the Bordeaux Cathedral, is your next stop on this itinerary, and it’s about a 20-minute walk from lunch. An alternative option is to take Tram B from Place de la Victoire, which will save you a few minutes of walking.

This cathedral transformed from Romanesque architecture in the 11-12th centuries to Gothic architecture in the 14th-15th centuries, which is mainly what you see today.

The most important event that was held at this cathedral was the wedding of Louis VII and Eleanor of Aquitaine in 1137. They were married a few days before Louis VII was crowned King of France.

There is a small fee to visit the cathedral and opening hours vary throughout the year, so it’s best to double check online before your visit.

Pey Berland Tower

Pey Berland is Saint-Andre’s bell tower. The tower is 66 meters (217 feet) tall and used to be the tallest building in the city. Of course, this title is now held by La Flèche, the bell tower at Basilique Saint Michel.

We highly recommend climbing up the 229 steps to the top of the tower. The views from here are spectacular. You can see over the entire city center and the Garonne river.

Tickets cost €9 and 2024 opening hours are below:

  • October 2, 2023 – May 20, 2024: Open daily from 10:00am – 12:30pm & 2:00 – 5:30pm
  • May 21, 2024 – September 23, 2024: Open daily from 10:00am – 6:00pm

Reserve your time slot online in advance if you are visiting Bordeaux during peak season (June to October).

Wander through the streets

Chez Fred Cafe in Bordeaux, France

After a busy day of sightseeing, take some time to meander through the charming streets and explore Bordeaux on your own. Stop into some local shops, buy some wine from a wine store, or check out some of the fun clothing stores.

We suggest popping into Librairie Mollat, one of the largest bookstores in France, to check out their selection of reads. Even though we don’t read French fluently, it’s still fun to browse the local book shop.

Rue Saint-Catherine is the shopping street in Bordeaux if you’re looking to browse or shop for some clothes. Many of the high-end designer stores are located on Cours de l’Intendance.

Taste the local desserts

Dune Blanches in Bordeaux

We are big fans of eating dessert before dinner, and even if you aren’t, you should make an excuse just this once. Bordeaux is famous for two desserts in particular: Canelés and Dunes Blanches. Both are small and can be eaten in the same sitting.

The Canelé is a small custard-like dessert that is flavored with rum and vanilla. You’ll find them all over the city at two shops in particular: La Toque Cuivree and Baillardran Bordeaux. We’ve tried canelés from both places and you can’t go wrong with either.

Maybe you should do your own tasting? Buy a canelé from each shop and let us know which one is your favorite in the comment section.

The second must-try dessert are Dunes Blanches. These delicious cream puffs are stuffed with a light and airy chantilly cream and then topped with sugar crystals and powdered sugar.

They offer seasonal flavors. When we visited, we tried a chocolate and pear combination – incroyable. You need a box of 4 at minimum to be satisfied.

Aperitivo at Bar A Vin

The inside of a wine store in Bordeaux

Le Bar A Vin is the best place to get a taste of Bordeaux wines. It’s located in the Maison du Vin (House of Wine) along with the Bordeaux Wine School and the Bordeaux Wine Council.

Students studying to be sommeliers at the Ecole du Vin (wine school) are the waiters at Bar A Vin. So you get to have a professional help guide you with your wine selection.

The menu includes over 30 local wines representing the various appellations in the region, including red wines, white wines, sparkling wines, and sweet wines. Prices for a glass of wine are extremely affordable here.

If you’re interested in doing a wine tasting, or taking a deep dive into Bordeaux wines, you can sign up for a 2-hour or full-day class at the wine school.

Classic French Dinner

After a busy day of sightseeing, a classic French dinner is in order. Much of the cuisine in Bordeaux is centered around meat or fish, usually served with a flavorful sauce.

Fois Gras is a specialty from the region. Fresh oysters come straight from the Arcachon bay. And fresh produce is sourced locally.

Here are a few local restaurants we recommend trying:

Day 2: Bordeaux Itinerary

Our day 2 itinerary takes you to Bordeaux’s wine museum, La Cité du Vin and also to one of our favorite neighborhoods in the city – the Chartrons District.

You can end your day with a nice walk along the river front, or alternatively, you could book a river cruise. We share more on this below.

La Cité Du Vin

Cite du vin Bordeaux

La Cité du Vin is a fantastic museum dedicated to the world of wine. It’s located on the other end of the city, so you either need to take the tram or bike here. The walk from the city center is about 40 minutes along the riverfront.

We rented bikes from one of the V3 self-service bike stations around the city and absolutely loved our ride along the river to the museum. If you’re up for it, we recommend doing this.

The wine museum’s permanent exhibition takes you through the history of wine, from its beginning all the way to the modern day. There are 6 separate rooms with interactive exhibits.

In one room, you’ll learn about different terroirs, or lands, that are used to grow wine. In another, you’ll learn about the wine-making process from start to finish.

It’s a fascinating and educational experience for both wine enthusiasts and non-drinkers. A ticket to the permanent exhibition includes a glass of wine at the end.

For an additional experience, you can book the “Sensory Tasting Journey”, which is a one-hour guided tour with a sommelier. Throughout the tour, you’ll experience the 4 seasons through different art installations, along with drink pairings.

Lastly, the Cite du Vin hosts wine tasting workshops with professional sommeliers where you can learn about the science behind tasting wine.

Plan on spending 3-4 hours at the museum.

Practical Information: The permanent exhibition costs €22 per person. The other experiences, such as the Sensory Tasting Journey and Wine Tasting Workshops cost extra. You can check all ticket options and opening hours online at the official website.

Lunch at Halles De Bacalan

Just a few steps from La Cité du Vin is Les Halles de Bacalan, an indoor food hall. There are a bunch of small restaurants inside serving everything from Italian food and charcuterie boards to Mediterranean-style food and other quick eats.

It’s a great spot to grab a bite to eat for lunch before heading back into the city center.

Jardin Public

Make your way back into Bordeaux old town and head to the Jardin Public. This classic French-style park is a lovely spot to wander around or take a break on one of the benches and manicured lawns.

During the spring, summer, and fall, the Botanical Garden inside of the park has beautiful floral and fauna, which is lovely to walk through. We spent many afternoons relaxing at this park in between sightseeing.

Tip: If you prefer, you could even pick up a baguette sandwich from a nearby bakery and have a picnic in the park instead of eating at Les Halles de Bacalan.

Explore the Chartrons District

The Chartrons District is one of our favorite parts of Bordeaux to explore. It feels like a local village within the city with small bakeries, antique shops, and local restaurants.

Below, we’re sharing a few of our go-to spots in the neighborhood.

  • Au Pétrin Moissagais | This is the oldest bakery in Bordeaux and is a must-visit during your trip. They use an oven from the 1700s to make traditional Gascon Bread, a thick-crusted bread from the region. We recommend getting some of the bread to taste a bit of history.

    If you ask about the oven and if its not too busy in the shop, they might take you back to tell you a bit about it. We did this and they happily gave us a tour of the bakery and told us about the history of the oven. Other than bread, they sell traditional French viennoiseries.
  • Rue Notre Dame | This is the main shopping street of the Chartrons neighborhood, and it’s known for antique shops. Bordeaux is actually famous for its antique markets, such as the bi-annual Brocante des Quinconces, and this is where you’ll find all of the permanent shops year-round.

    There are also small boutique shops selling clothes, art galleries, and a beautiful church called Église Saint-Louis des Chartrons that’s worth going into.

Note: If you have more time in the day, you can visit the Bassins des Lumieries. This is a unique art exhibit located in an old submarine bunker. It’s a light show that projects art by famous artists onto the walls. We enjoyed our visit here.

Evening on the River

Garonne River bordeaux

Complete your afternoon with a nice walk along the river, or book an evening river cruise. We recommend this 1.5-hour cruise that includes a glass of wine and a canelé.

A commentator will talk about the history of Bordeaux while you enjoy a relaxing ride along the Garonne river.

Later in the evening, make sure to stop by the Miroir d’Eau at the Place de La Bourse to see the buildings lit up and mirrored on the reflecting pool. It’s especially spectacular to see at night.

Dinner at local restaurant

A street in Bordeaux with a bar and cafe in the evening

Enjoy dinner at a traditional Bordeaux restaurant that we listed on your day 1 itinerary, or try something a bit different at one of the restaurants listed below.

  • L’Entrecôte – A French institution, this restaurant focuses mainly on two things: steak and fries. Worth a visit if you’re looking to try this classic French dish that is served with a flavorful sauce.
  • Le Loup – A lovely restaurant serving regional French dishes at an affordable price.
  • Fufu Ramen – A fantastic ramen place in the heart of the old town. It gets busy, so be prepared to wait!
  • Palatino – This Italian restaurant is part of the famous Big Mamma group that has delicious restaurants all around France. We got pizza and pasta here and enjoyed our meal.

Day 3: Bordeaux Itinerary

No visit to Bordeaux is complete without exploring the beautiful wine country just minutes from the city.

There are a few ways you can plan your day trip. You can either book a tour, take the train to Saint Emilion, or rent a car and visit the vineyards on your own.

Saint Emilion Wine Tours

Book a tour

Booking a tour for your day trip is the easiest and most convenient option. It’s also our recommend option.

Not only will you get to visit the best wineries, you’ll also learn a lot about the region, history, and the process of wine-making from your guide.

Here are a few tours we recommend:

Our tour experience: We booked the full-day e-bike tour of Saint Emilion from Bordeaux. I am personally not a huge wine enthusiast, but I wanted to experience what makes this region so famous.

The e-bike tour was a blast. We loved our guide and riding through the vineyards was so dreamy! If you feel comfortable riding an e-bike, we highly recommend booking this tour.

READ ALSO: Best Medoc Wine Tours & Best Saint Emilion Wine Tours

Train to Saint Emilion

Saint Emilion is one of most well-known appellations of the Bordeaux wine region. This charming village is surrounded by rolling hills and endless vineyards.

You can take the train to Saint Emilion and visit the town on your own. The direct train from Bordeaux takes about 30 minutes. The train station in Saint Emilion is about a 15-minute walk from the village.

Wine tasting Saint Emilion

Rent a Car

Renting a car is a great option if you want to visit some of the grand chateaux, such as Chateau Margaux, in both Medoc and Saint Emilion. You can rent a car from the Bordeaux train station and drop it off that same evening.

We recommend renting your car from Discover Cars, our go-to rental agency in Europe. We’ve rented from them too many times to count and have always had a positive experience.

3 Days in Bordeaux Map

This map includes the best things to do with 3 days in Bordeaux. You can use it to easily navigate your way around.

To save the map to Google Maps on your phone or computer, click on the star next to the title. Once you do this, you’ll be able to find the map in your “saved maps” list on your phone.

To see a list of all the items on the map, click the box with arrow on the left. To enlarge the map, click the box on the right.

72-Hour Bordeaux City Pass

A view of the Place de La Bourse in Bordeaux and the fountain in the middle

Wondering if you should buy the 72-hour Bordeaux City Pass? Let’s take a look.

The pass costs €55 per person for three full days. It includes transportation on the city trams and river shuttle, free access to La Cité du Vin, plus other museums and a free walking tour. You can see everything that is included in the pass here.

Here’s a breakdown of the activities that are included in this 3-day Bordeaux itinerary:

  • Porte Cailhau – €5 (price without pass)
  • Pey-Berland Tower – €9 (price without pass)
  • Cite du Vin – €22 (price without pass)
  • Tram – €5 day pass or €15 for 3 days (price without pass)

Total: €51

Based on our itinerary, you won’t save money by purchasing the pass if you only do the activities listed above. However, if you take advantage of the free city walking tour and the other museums included in the pass, then it’s definitely worth purchasing.

It really depends on whether or not you add extra activities into your itinerary. We suggest taking a look at everything that’s included in the pass to decide for yourself.

Tips for your trip

  • Book restaurants in advance – Book restaurants at least a few days in advance. Many have online booking options, which makes it easy to reserve ahead of time.
  • Download the TBM app – If you opt out of the Bordeaux City Pass, which includes the tram, we recommend downloading the TBM APP. Not all tram ticket have a ticket machine, so this makes it easy to purchase tram tickets online without having to buy a physical ticket. We used this during our stay and it was pretty seamless to use.
  • Book wine tours ahead of time – If you plan on booking a wine tour, then we recommend booking at least a month or more in advance, especially if you are visiting during the months of September and October. These are the busiest months in Bordeaux because of the fall harvest and tours fill up quickly.

Getting Around Bordeaux

Promenade bordeaux

Bordeaux is pretty compact and most of the main attractions are within walking distance from each other. The only exception is the Cité du Vin, which can be reached by tram or bike. You can walk here but it’ll take 40 minutes from the center.

There are trams running throughout the city. This is the best way to get to the train station, wine museum, and anywhere around the city. You can purchase single-ride tickets or day passes.

Additionally, there are many V3 self-service bike stations around the city. Bordeaux is a bike friendly city and this is a fantastic way to get around if you feel comfortable with it.

When is the best time to visit Bordeaux?

Chateau and winery in Saint Emilion

Spring, summer, and fall are all great times to visit Bordeaux. Fall season is high season, from early September to late October, as tourists arrive to experience the grape harvest. Expect more crowds and higher prices for accommodation during this time.

We visited Bordeaux at the end of September, and the weather was perfect for sightseeing – it was mild and warm. Again, book accommodation, tours, and restaurants if you are visiting in the fall. They book out early and it’s just all around more expensive.

Summer is warm in Bordeaux, with average highs around 80°F (27°C). Many locals and tourists flock to the beaches during the summer, just an hour from the city.

Spring is lovely with beautiful flowers in bloom and mild temperatures. Expect rain during this time.

Winters are cooler with average highs of 50°F (10°C) in January. The crowds are slim this time of year and many attractions have limited hours, so make sure to double check opening times in advance.

How to Get to Bordeaux

Bordeaux has both a train station and an international airport. We are sharing how to get to Bordeaux below, plus how to get to the city center from both the train station and airport.

Getting to Bordeaux by train

The main train station in Bordeaux is called Bordeaux Saint-Jean. It is located about 3.5km from the center, or 15 minutes via tram.

The station is well-connected with the rest of France and has both high-speed and regional trains. With direct trains to and from cities like Paris and Biarritz, the train is an easy and convenient way to get to Bordeaux.

We recommend booking your high-speed train tickets online at least 3-weeks in advance at the SNCF website to get the best prices.

Bordeaux Train Station to City Center

Getting from Gare Saint-Jean station to Bordeaux city center is simple, and there are two convenient options to choose from. Your first option is to hop on the tram heading towards the city center.

The tram stop is located outside the front of the station and there is a ticket machine where you can purchase single-ride, multiple rides, or day passes. A single-ride ticket costs €1.70.

Alternatively, if your accommodation is not too far from the train station, you can walk. However, the walk to the city center takes 40 minutes, so it’s worth taking the tram with your luggage.

Of course, if you prefer, you can always take a taxi from the train station. Either have your hotel arrange one in advance, or just hail one outside of the station.

Paris to Bordeaux

There is a high-speed train that departs from Paris Montparnasse station many times throughout the day. The direct train takes between 2-2.5 hours each way. You can easily visit Bordeaux on a day trip from Paris.

Getting to Bordeaux by Plane

The closest airport to Bordeaux city center is Bordeaux-Merignac International Airport. If you’re flying internationally, this is your best bet when it comes to getting to Bordeaux. It serves flights from elsewhere in France, as well as other countries across the globe.

Bordeaux airport to Bordeaux city center

The best and cheapest way to get from the airport to the city center is via the direct shuttle bus. The shuttle drops you off at the train station and takes 30 minutes each way. From the train station, you can take the tram to your accommodation.

The 30’Direct bus offers rides every hour from the airport, and it costs €8 each way. You can save money by booking your tickets online. For a complete timetable, go to the official site.

Alternatively, you can grab a taxi outside of the airport. It’s faster and more convenient and drops you off directly at your accommodation.

Where to Stay in Bordeaux

There are plenty of nice hotels in Bordeaux. We are picky when choosing hotels because we like to stay in comfortable places with modern amenities and stylish decor.

Here are our top hotel picks:

  • Bordeaux Budget Hotel: Quality Hotel Bordeaux Centre | This high-rated budget hotel is located in a 19th century building in the heart of the city, just a short walk from the Place de la Bourse. The rooms are spacious and clean with an optional breakfast included.
  • Bordeaux Boutique Hotel: Hôtel Singulier Bordeaux | This 4-star, highly rated boutique hotel is centrally located in Bordeaux and features beautifully decorated rooms. For those visiting during the summer, the rooms have A/C, which is a huge plus in France. Not only that, but you can enjoy their rooftop terrace with stunning views overlooking the city.
  • Bordeaux Mid-Range Hotel: Heym | Located next to the Jardin Public, this gorgeous hotel features spacious rooms and even an indoor swimming pool. Breakfast is included in the price.
  • Bordeaux Luxury Hotel: Le Palais Gallien Hôtel & Spa | A stunning 5-star hotel, Le Palais Gallien features an outdoor swimming pool and well-designed rooms. It’s central location makes it convenient for getting around the city by foot.

More Information for your Trip to France

FRANCE TRAVEL PLANNING GUIDE

France Travel Insurance – Should you get travel insurance for France? YES! We always purchase travel insurance before all of our trips just in case anything happens. Check out Safety Wing to find the best plan for you.

France Rental Cars – Is it safe to rent a car in France? Yes! We’ve rented a car in France too many times to count, and it’s definitely the most convenient way to get around the countryside. We rented our car through Discover Cars (our go-to rental agency), which helps you find the best rates no matter where you are traveling.

France Phone Plans – If your phone plan does not offer free coverage in France, then we suggest getting an eSIM. We used Airalo during our trip to France, and we had fantastic coverage the entire time. It’s easy to download and you can even top up via the app if needed.

France Hotels – Wondering where to book your accommodations for France? We’ve been reserving all of our hotels through Booking for years. Their messaging tool makes it easy to communicate with the hotels, and there are endless options to choose from.

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