Need a break? Want to get out of Paris without going far? At Paris Select, we have made it our mission to find you the best addresses in Bordeaux, our favorite city for a break!
Today, towards Bordeaux, the capital, on a human scale, of New Aquitaine. Only 2 hours from Paris by train, the city is located at the gateway to the south-west. Bordeaux is a city steeped in history with a beautiful heritage. Although famous for its wine, it also offers many museums, pleasant spots to relax and sublime walks along the moonlit quays. Discover its picturesque squares such as the Place de la Bourse or Quinconces. Go deeper into the old town, stroll and spend a moment in the public gardens. Take the time to relax in one of the region's exceptional beauty institutes. Also discover the wine-growing surroundings such as Saint-Emilion, Margaux, Fronsac or Cognac.
To plan your stay as well as possible, Paris Select has made a selection of accommodation, restaurants, beautiful addresses to test and unmissable visits !
Where to sleep ?
The most prestigious – Grand Hotel Intercontinental
THEIntercontinental Bordeaux is one of the hotels most prestigious in the city wines. It offers its customers a unforgettable luxury experience. Nestled in the historic Chartrons district, this establishment, housed in an 18th century building, was completely renovated in 2015.
LIntercontinental Bordeaux has 130 rooms and suites. Also renowned for its gastronomy, you will find several quality restaurants and bars. Restaurant The Silver Press, led by the celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay, offers French gourmet cuisine refined. On the bar side, that of the hotel, the Victor Bar, offers a chic and relaxed atmosphere for guaranteed moments of relaxation. The hotel also has a luxury spa, Nuxe Spa. It offers a full range of treatments and massages for absolute relaxation. You will not be disappointed with your stay!
The Grand Hotel Intercontinental Bordeaux – 2-5 Pl. de la Comédie, 33000 Bordeaux
The most design – Yndo
The hotel Yndo is a charming XNUMXth century property. Located in the heart of Bordeaux, in the popular district of chartrons. The Yndo Hotel is a hidden gem. This historic hotel will charm travelers looking for elegance and comfort. This character house dating from the 19th century has been completely renovated to offer a unique experience to his guests. High ceilings, delicate moldings and wooden floors recall the time when the hotel was a private residence.
The rooms are equipped with period furniture, Egyptian cotton bed linen and marble bathrooms… Thus creating a unique experience in a beautiful setting.
The location of the Yndo hotel is an asset of choice for travelers. Located a few minutes from historic center of Bordeaux, you can easily explore the city on foot or by bike. Place des Quinconces, the Grand Theater and the Public Garden are only a few steps from the hotel.
Yndo Hotel – 108 Rue Abbé de l'Épée, 33000 Bordeaux
Where to take care of yourself?
Maison Sisley – the mecca of beauty
It is in the heart of the Golden Triangle, in a freestone building from the 19th century having retained all its nobility, that the Sisley House brought together all of her beauty expertise. By pushing the doors of this eldorado, we immediately find the signature Sisley. A chic tinted decoration of art objects. All orchestrated by Isabelle d'Ornano, who herself hunted down furniture in order to give strength of soul to this unique House.
To find out more about Bordeaux's favorite beauty spot, click here.
The Sisley House from Bordeaux – 10 rue Mably, 33000 Bordeaux - 05 57 59 87 74
Where to have lunch?
The essential – Fourth wall
Opened in 2012 by the famous chef Philippe Etchebest, discover an inventive and refined cuisine. The elegant and contemporary decor of the establishment creates a warm and friendly atmosphere, conducive to a unforgettable culinary experience. The decor of the restaurant is sleek and modern, with a sleek design. The large windows provide a breathtaking view of the city, which creates a pleasant and relaxing atmosphere. The Fourth Wall menu consists of refined and innovative dishes, all prepared with fresh local ingredients. The dishes are very well prepared and artistically presented. This makes them both delicious and visually stunning. The restaurant has received several accolades, including a Michelin star. This award has therefore confirmed its place among the best tables in the city.
Fourth Wall – The Grand-Théâtre de Bordeaux – 2 Pl. de la Comédie, 33000 Bordeaux
World cuisine – El Berretin
Small address on the Place des Chartrons halls. This tapas bar will take you on a journey to Latin America with superb gourmet creations and high quality wines. The service is friendly and quick. Although the place is small, it creates a very friendly atmosphere! Delight infresh empanadas accompanied by a good glass of red wine. Whether you are inside to enjoy the decoration of the place or outside to capture the sunlight, you will have a great time.
EL Berretin – 25 Rue Rode, 33000 Bordeaux
Take to the skies – The Pey Berland Tower
Place Pey Berland, is one of must-see places in the city. It is at the crossroads of courses that lead you to emblematic addresses. Located in the heart of the historic center, Place Pey Berland owes its name to the cathedral that overlooks it. There Saint-André cathedral, whose bell tower is called Pey Berland. It's a real architectural jewel of gothic style which dates from the XNUMXth century, listed Unesco World Heritage. The Pey Berland tower, which overlooks the square, is 50 meters high and offers a amazing views on the city. It was restored in 1863 by thearchitect Victor Louis, who also restored the Grand Theater of Bordeaux. On this square find some typical cafes, the town hall of the city as well as the sublime cathedral.
Place Pey Berland, 33000 Bordeaux
Marvel – Pool of Lights
Already well known throughout the world, The Basin of Lights offers several immersive exhibitions throughout the year. It offers visitors a unique and fascinating sensory experience. The facility is equipped with state-of-the-art digital technologies. The space is equipped with 130 video projectors, 80 sound speakers and 12 m² of screens. Images and videos are projected at 360 degrés on the walls and the ceiling of the old basin.
The exhibits feature digital artworks by top artists such as Gustav Klimt, Vincent Van Gogh… Discover these masterpieces of art history in an unusual setting. Let yourself be bewitched by the reflection of the lights on the water which brings a touch of poetry to this experience.
The Basin of Lights – Imp. Brown de Colstoun, 33300 Bordeaux
Learn the art of wine and its making – La Cité du Vin
La Cité du Vin is a interactive museum which celebrates wine and its role in French culture. This futuristic 10-storey building, with a shape reminiscent of a glass of wine, offers a unique and immersive experience for visitors. Discover all stages of production of this divine juice, emblem of the region. Harvesting, vinification, grape varieties or bottling, become a connoisseur. The visit route is designed to immerse visitors in the world of wine, exploring the historical, cultural, sensory and environmental aspects of wine production.
At the end of the visit, the staff welcomes you to the panoramic bar for tasting a glass of wine.
The City of Wine – 134 Quai de Bacalan, 33300 Bordeaux
Taste the best canelés in town – Toque Cuivrée
Impossible to come to Bordeaux without enjoy a good canelé. The emblematic pastry shop of the city is present on every street corner. In writing, we fall for the Copper Toque and its cannelésslightly caramelized !
La Toque Cuivrée – 82-84 rue Saint Catherine 33 000 Bordeaux (but also all their other addresses)
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The Kama Brunch
The Kama Brunch it's the rendezvous of casual foodies ! The Kama is one of the last trendy brunch from Bordeaux. Located at a ideal location to walk around town, it enjoys ample spacebig and warm. The menu is varied, the products are fresh and prepared with love. We melt for their super flufy pancakes and the welcome of the team!
Le Kama – 55 Rue Saint-Rémi, 33000 Bordeaux
Halls of Bacalan
This is the meeting place for Bordeaux people to eat well and sip a glass of wine in the sun. The ambiance is the perfect representation of theBordeaux epicurean ideology. You will taste fresh products, cheese from the Basque country or fresh oysters from the basin! The most are the large tables from the terrace which allow you to enjoy the sun !
Halles de Bacalan – 15 Quai du Maroc, 33300 Bordeaux
A drink in the sun
Beautiful days are coming ! We therefore do not miss the opportunity to have a drink on the emblematic squares of Bordeaux ! Enjoy a cold drink Place Pey-Berland for the charm of the cathedral and the space in the sun. Enjoy a cocktail Parliament Square as a premise for your dance party. Or choose your best coffee Place Camille Jullian by observing the charm of one of the oldest districts of the city and its church transformed into an independent cinema.
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