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What to look for when visiting BORDEAUX?

When you’re not supporting your favorite team at the Rugby World Cup, be sure to take advantage of all that Bordeaux has to offer. The city is known for its historic monuments, vineyards and delicious cuisine. Here are a few must-do activities in Bordeaux.

La Cité du Vin (The City of Wine)

This is an interactive museum dedicated to the culture of wine. You’ll discover the history of wine, how it’s made and, of course, you’ll be able to taste different wines.

The Miroir d'eau

Located opposite the Place de la Bourse, the Miroir d’eau is the largest work of its kind in the world. It’s an ideal place to cool off in summer and take some great photos.

Saint-André Cathedral

This magnificent Gothic cathedral is a must-see. Don’t forget to climb the adjacent Tour Pey-Berland for a breathtaking view of the city.

Les Quais de Bordeaux (The Quays of Bordeaux)

Perfect for a relaxed stroll, the quays offer panoramic views of the Port de la Lune and 18th-century facades.

The Chartrons district

Known for its antique and design stores, this is the ideal place for a day’s shopping.

Wine tasting

Bordeaux is one of the world’s most famous wine-growing regions. Numerous vineyard tours are available, where you can learn more about winemaking and taste a selection of Bordeaux wines.

Rue Sainte-Catherine

Europe’s longest shopping street, with a wide variety of stores to suit all budgets.

Local markets

Bordeaux’s markets are an excellent opportunity to sample local cuisine and buy fresh produce. The Marché des Capucins is particularly well known.


Bordeaux offers a wide variety of tourist activities to suit all tastes. Make sure you take the time to discover this lively and beautiful city during your Rugby World Cup stay.

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