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What to do in BORDEAUX after the Rugby World Cup?

Once the matches are over, don’t miss the chance to discover what Bordeaux has to offer outside rugby. Here are a few suggestions:


Bordeaux is famous for its wines. Take the opportunity to visit the surrounding vineyards, taste some grands crus and learn more about winemaking

Walking along the quays

Bordeaux’s quays offer breathtaking views of the Garonne River and are an ideal place for a stroll or bike ride.

Visit the Cité du Vin

This is a must for all wine lovers. This modern attraction offers an interactive exploration of the history of wine around the world.

Discover Old Bordeaux

Old Bordeaux is full of charm, with its cobbled streets, craft stores and magnificent historic monuments.

Dune du Pilat

If you have a little more time, take a trip to the Dune du Pilat, Europe’s highest sand dune, just an hour from Bordeaux.

Relaxing in the parks and gardens

Bordeaux has many green spaces, including the Parc Bordelais, the Jardin Public and the Parc Palmer. They’re perfect for picnics, walks or simply relaxing.

Cooking classes

Why not learn to cook Bordeaux specialties? There are several cooking workshops in the city offering courses for all levels.


Bordeaux is a city rich in culture, history and gastronomy. Make the most of your stay after the Rugby World Cup to discover all it has to offer.

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