Best of Bordeaux
So, what should you see and do in Bordeaux? What about the best places to eat? How best to get around by public transport, train or car?
For lots of quick local tips, why not start by heading over to our personally compiled Bordeaux Guidebook on our Airbnb listing?
We’ll be adding some ideas to this section soon! In the meantime, head over to Bordeaux Tourism to get started.
Bordeaux is a conveniently compact city, so one of the best ways to see most things is on foot. We’ve compiled some walks for you using the popular walking app, Go Jauntly. The app is free, but the premium version allows you to download the walks for convenient offline use. To find my walks, just search for “Bordeaux” or enable location services and check out “Walks near you”. Have fun!
Best of Local
There’s plenty to keep you occupied in Bordeaux for several days, but the local area also has lots to offer should you wish to stay longer. The vineyards and châteaux of St. Emilion and the Médoc, the beautiful rolling countryside of the Bordeaux Hinterland and Entre-Deux-Mers region, the Dune du Pilat (Europe’s highest sand dune), Arcachon Bay and the oyster shacks of picturesque Cap Ferret.
Local public transport
You can buy any of the following tickets for use on the bus, tram and taxi-boat network:
- 1, 2 or 10-journey tickets: Read more
- 1 and 7-day travelcards: Read more
- Taxi-boat (Bat3) tickets: Read more
At just €13.70, the 7-day travelcard is extremely good value. It offers unlimited use of tram, bus and Bat3 taxi-boats for seven consecutive days from the first time you validate your ticket.
Check out train timetables on the SNCF website
Bordeaux City Pass
The Bordeaux City Pass is available in three versions: 24, 48 or 72 hours (€29, €36 and €42 respectively). The City Pass gives you:
- unlimited access to public transport (tram, bus, taxi-boat)
- admission to the Cité du Vin (before noon)
- free entry to 8 museums and exhibitions (incl. Muséum d’Aquitaine, Museum of Fine Arts, Museum of Modern Art CAPC)
- free entry to 7 monuments (incl. Pey-Berland Tower, Porte Cailhau, Flèche Saint-Michel and Grosse Cloche)
- choice of city tour (open-top bus, tourist train or guided tour on foot)
- discounts on other attractions
Buy online here or from the Tourist Office (next to Place des Quinconces).
Did you know? You can rent a Pocket Wifi device from the Tourist Office (€4/day) with your Bordeaux City Pass and easily stay connected all day!
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