Posted: 29-12-2019 Written by: Editorial office Reading time: 3 minutes
City trip France: Strolling through Bordeaux

City trip France: Strolling through Bordeaux

Monumental fountains on the Place de Quinconces, the Cathedral of St André and… the nicest shopping street in the entire region is the Rue des Remparts. You will find that in Bordeaux – the wine capital of France.

Bordeaux is a beautiful old city, which has been beautifully restored in recent years. Such as the 18th century Port de la Lune district, which is on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Another must-do is the Place de Quinconces: the largest square in France and a beautiful place to stroll around or people watch from a bench.

Nicest shopping street

The Grand Theater on the Place de Comédie with its enormous columns is definitely worth a visit. Shopaholics swear by the Rue des Remparts, which, together with the Rue du pas de St Georges, competes for the title of 'best shopping street in Bordeaux'. A nice neighborhood to visit is Chartrons, with its antique and curio shops where you can browse around. And for those who can't get enough of browsing: the flea market in the Saint-Michel district. It is the enormous variety that makes Bordeaux one of the city trips from La Douce France.

There are several nice shopping streets in Bordeaux
There are several nice shopping streets in Bordeaux

Great wines

And then we haven't even talked about the great wines from this region. The rolling landscape around the city is full of vineyards where you are more than welcome for a tasting. And of course you can also do that in the city itself, for example at Le Bar a Vin (address: 3 Cours du Juillet, number 30): a cozy wine bar where you can get acquainted with all the wines of the region.

Campsites as a base

A pleasant campsite as a base Camping De Bordeaux Village Du Lac, with a shop, modern sanitary facilities, beautiful places around various lakes. From here a cycle route takes you to Bordeaux, a ride of 5 kilometers. Or you can take the bus: the bus stop is 100 meters from the campsite.

A great place for the camper is a camper place Vignobles Pestoury Yvrac, at Chemin de Tellas 14 in Yvrac. Here you will find five camper pitches at a wine farm where you can take fun guided tours, ending with – yes, here we go again! – a delicious wine tasting.

Plenty to see and experience in Bordeaux
Plenty to see and experience in Bordeaux

Tips in Bordeaux

You must do it

Guinguettes are open-air dance cafés, where locals meet, dance and eat good food. Here you can enjoy the joie de vivre and sing along to French chansons.

With the children

Mirroir d'Eau, right opposite Place de la Bourse. That is a huge mirror surface with a small layer of water. This way you can relax while your children have a great time.

You have to taste it

Canelés: small crispy pastries with rum and a creamy vanilla filling. You order them everywhere, for example at the terraces along the Garonne – the river that divides the city in two.


Wide range of campers and caravans

Looking for a camper or caravan with which you can explore Bordeaux? Our website contains a large and current range of campers and caravans. View the offer here. Even more interesting camping areas view here.

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