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Where to eat in BORDEAUX?

Bordeaux, famous for its world-class wine, is also an essential gastronomic destination in France. With a wide variety of restaurants, bistros, brasseries and markets, food lovers will be spoilt for choice during their Rugby World Cup stay.

Gourmet restaurants

For an exceptional culinary experience, Michelin-starred restaurants such as Pressoir d’Argent and La Grande Maison offer refined cuisine and tasting menus designed by world-renowned chefs.

Bistros and brasseries

For more traditional fare, Bordeaux’s bistros and brasseries serve classic dishes such as entrecôte à la bordelaise or Arcachon oysters. Places like Le Petit Commerce and Chez Dupont are well-known addresses for an authentic experience.

Cafés and tearooms

:** For a coffee break or a relaxed brunch, Bordeaux has many charming cafés and tearooms. Places like Karl and Sip Coffee Bar are perfect for enjoying a local pastry with coffee or tea.

Food markets

Bordeaux’s food markets are lively places where locals do their shopping and where you can sample local produce. The Marché des Capucins, nicknamed the « belly of Bordeaux », is the city’s largest market and offers a wide variety of products, from fresh seafood to regional cheeses.

Wine bars

Finally, a visit to Bordeaux wouldn’t be complete without a wine tasting. Numerous wine bars, such as the Bar à Vin du CIVB and Le Wine Bar, offer a vast selection of wines from the Bordeaux region.


Bordeaux is a city that will appeal to all gourmets and gourmands. Don’t forget to book in advance for the most popular restaurants, especially during the Rugby World Cup.

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