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What to do in BORDEAUX by night?

Nightlife in Bordeaux is vibrant and diverse, offering something for every taste. From convivial wine bars and traditional British pubs to lively clubs and historic theaters, you’ll find plenty of options to enjoy your evenings out during the Rugby World Cup. Here are just some of the options you might consider.

Wine bars

Bordeaux is world-famous for its wine, and there are many wine bars in the city where you can sample a wide selection of local wines. Places like « Le Wine Bar » or « Le Bar à Vin » are a must.

Pubs and Brasseries

For those looking to watch rugby matches in a friendly atmosphere, pubs like « The Houses of Parliament » and « The Frog and Rosbif » are popular spots with sports fans.


If you prefer to dance into the wee hours of the morning, Bordeaux has plenty to offer. « La Plage » is a popular club on the quayside, while « Le Reservoir » is renowned for its live music.

For a more cultural evening out

consider a visit to the Opéra National de Bordeaux or the Grand Théâtre, which regularly host ballet, opera and theater performances.

Quartier Saint-Pierre

This district is known for its lively nightlife, with a multitude of bars and restaurants that stay open until late.


Don’t forget that nightlife in Bordeaux can be lively, especially during the Rugby World Cup. So it’s important to show respect for local residents and look after your personal safety. Finally, don’t forget to enjoy a glass of local wine – after all, you’re in Bordeaux!

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