Especially known for its wines and vineyards, Bordeaux is a big French city with a rich historical and architectural heritage, and a very lively nightlife. The metropolis has regained significant momentum since the beginning of the 21st century thanks to the revaluation of its heritage by the UNESCO. Whether with family or friends, there are many ways to visit Bordeaux and its must-sees within 2 days or a weekend.
The Saint Pierre Area
First of all, start by strolling in the center of Bordeaux in order to discover the great classics of the city. Begin the walk in the Saint Pierre district and continue to the Place de la Bourse. Once there, you will find the impressively superbwater mirror of Bordeaux. Created in 2006, this waterbody can rise up to 2 meters high. It extends on a slab of granite in front of the Place de la Bourse andbeautifully reflects it. It is the most photographed place in town.
The Saint Pierre area is also home to the Cailhau Gat which was part of the city walls in the 14th century. The current monument replaced the original one at the end of the 15th century. This beautiful gate with small turrets opens onto the Garonne and the Pont de Pierre which is the oldest bridge in Bordeaux. These buildings are also worth seeing at night, including the bridge whose lights are reflected on the Garonne.
The Golden Triangle Quarter
In the afternoon of the first day, visit the golden triangle quarter. It is located in the heart of Bordeaux bounded by the Allées de Tourny, the Cours de l’Intendance and the Cours Georges Clémenceau. Thus, it forms a perfect triangle where you can find at each of its summits an important city monument such as Place Tourny, the National Opera of Bordeaux and Place Gambetta. Besides, it houses the Place des Grands-Hommes in its center.
On the other hand, thegolden triangle district is home to many chic boutiques. You will also discover there the Grand Théâtre,one of the most beautiful theaters in the world, built 18th century. If you have the opportunity to see an opera during your stay in Bordeaux, make the best of it!
The Bordeaux Vineyards
You cannot travel to Bordeaux region, even for a few days ant not visit its spectacular vineyards. Some of the world’s most luxurious and expensive wines are produced there. The vineyards are commonly called “castles”, and you will find different types of structures from small family estates to classified Grand Crus.
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