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How to minimize your environmental impact during your stay in BORDEAUX?

It’s becoming increasingly important to travel responsibly, minimizing our impact on the environment. Here are a few suggestions to make your stay in Bordeaux more sustainable:

Use public transport

Bordeaux has an excellent public transport network, including streetcars, buses and self-service bicycles. Using these means of transport instead of renting a car can significantly reduce your carbon emissions.

Walk as much as you can

Bordeaux is a relatively compact city, and many attractions are within walking distance. Walking is not only good for your health, it’s also entirely carbon-free.


Whether for food, wine or souvenirs, try to buy local as much as possible. This helps support the local economy and also reduces the carbon emissions associated with transporting goods over long distances.

Minimize water use

Try to take showers rather than baths, and use water only when necessary.

Be conscious of waste

Try to produce as little waste as possible. Reject plastic bags, carry a reusable water bottle and recycle as much as possible.

Respect natural and historical sites

When visiting natural or historical sites, respect the rules and don’t take anything other than photos.

By following these tips, you can help preserve the beauty and health of Bordeaux for future generations, while enjoying all that the city has to offer.

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