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Where to park in BORDEAUX?

Bordeaux is a historic city with narrow streets and a large number of pedestrian zones. So parking can sometimes be a challenge, especially during popular events like the Rugby World Cup. Here are some useful tips and information to help you park in Bordeaux during the Cup.

Parking in the city center

Bordeaux has numerous underground and surface parking lots in the city center. The most popular parking lots are the Saint-Christoly parking lot, the Bourse parking lot and the Grands Hommes parking lot. However, during World Cup events, these parking lots can fill up quickly.

Stadium parking lots

On match days, it’s best to use the stadium’s own parking lots. The Stade Chaban-Delmas, one of the main venues for the Rugby World Cup, has several parking lots nearby. Don’t forget to book in advance, as these spaces are often snapped up quickly on match days.

Residential parking

There are numerous residential parking zones in Bordeaux. These zones offer reduced rates for residents, but can also be used by visitors at a higher rate. Be sure to check the specific parking rules for each zone.

Park and Ride

Another interesting option is to use Bordeaux’s Park and Ride system. These parking lots, located outside the city center, offer low-cost parking and free public transport into the city center. These parking lots can be a good option for avoiding the traffic and high parking costs of the city center.

Bicycle parking

Finally, if you’re planning to cycle in Bordeaux, the city has a large number of free, secure bicycle parking facilities.


In summary, while parking in Bordeaux can be a challenge, by planning ahead and knowing your options, you’ll be able to navigate the city stress-free during the Rugby World Cup.

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