Le Village du Lac, an ideal location.
For the centre of Bordeaux, place des Quinconces.
Bus service no 37
Towards Lycée Sud Médoc - Les Aubiers
Bus stop Camping International
Tramway n° C
Towards Bègles Terres Neuves
Tram stop Les Aubiers
Included in the Unesco World Heritage list, city of art, business and history – the capital of Aquitaine is waiting to welcome you.
Enjoy its architecture, gastronomy, culture and dynamism.
All sorts of walks are available – whatever you want
Unusual and friendly: get around the city on a bike, in a convertible, on a little train, in a rickshaw, or on the tram, or sail down the Garonne on a barge or a water taxi.
There are lots of parks where you can get some fresh air. Right in the city centre, in the Jardin Public, you will find the Botanical Gardens. Near Le Village du Lac, Bordeaux 4-star campsite, the Bois de Bordeaux (Bordeaux Forest) has a fitness trail and a number of woodland species; a stone’s throw away is the Parc Florale (Floral gardens) with its 5,000m² rose garden.
The Bordeaux Tourist Office organises themed visits.
For all information and bookings, visit: www.bordeaux-tourisme.com
Those who love shopping can visit the Rue Sainte-Catherine, the longest pedestrianised shopping street in France, with 1.5km of shops. All the big French brands are there in Bordeaux (Vuitton, Hermès, Cartier, Chanel, Dior, Gaultier, Givenchy, Lacroix, Saint-Laurent etc). From the great names of haute couture to the trendy, young designers, fashion is present everywhere.
This is also a city that combines festivities with gastronomy – all along the quays, you can enjoy the famous festivals: Wine, River, Spring, music festivals, and so much more.
Bordeaux is also the location for major events: Antique Dealers’ Fair, Showjumping, International Open Golf tournament, International Organ Festival, and many others.
Visiting Bordeaux’s museums provides an astonishing journey through mankind’s art and history.
- The Musée d'Aquitaine presents the history of Bordeaux and the region, from prehistory to the present day;
- The Musée des beaux-arts (Fine Arts Museum) offers a comprehensive overview of the principal movements in western art from the Renaissance to the present day (collections of paintings, sculptures and drawings);
- there are numerous other museums: the CAPC Bordeaux Museum of Modern Art (Centre d'Arts Plastiques Contemporains – Contemporary Plastic Arts Centre), the Musée des Arts Décoratifs (Decorative Arts Museum), the Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle (Museum of Natural History), the Centre Jean Moulin (World War II and Resistance Museum), the Musée National des Douanes (National Customs & Excise Museum), the Musée Goupil (Museum of Art Reproduction).
Stroll around Bordeaux’s picturesque streets, with their rich heritage of monuments.
Among the 1,810 hectares listed among Unesco’s World Heritage, you will travel through the centuries.
Buildings not to be missed:
- The Saint-Seurin Basilica(11th-16th centuries), cradle of Christianity in Bordeaux,
- Saint Michael’s spire (15th century), 114 metres high, 2nd highest in France,
- The Cailhau Gate, defensive gate from the 15th and 16th centuries,
- The Great Bell-Tower (13th-15th centuries), former belfry of the Jurade (Bordeaux City Council under the Ancien Régime),
- Saint Andrew’s Cathedral (11th-16th centuries), very fine example of southern Gothic style,
- The Rohan Palace (18th century), typical example of a private mansion,
- The Grand Théâtre (18th century), which houses the National Opera of Bordeaux,
- The ‘Miroir d'eau’ (Water Mirror – a rectangle of shallow water that reflects the surrounding buildings) and the Place de la Bourse.
There are many activities to occupy you in Bordeaux.
Cinema fans can watch 3D films in the new Complexe du Français.
Thrill-seekers can choose between go-karting and jet-skiing on the River Garonne.
For sports-lovers, there is a wide choice of sports : Vélodrome cycle track, badminton, tennis courts, Club de voile de Bordeaux (Bordeaux Sailing Club).
Golf lovers are also catered for: the Bordeaux Lac golf course has 2 18-hole courses.
You can also enjoy go-karting or bowling at Bordeaux-Lac.
Get some fresh air in the Parc Bordelais (Bordeaux Park) or the Jardin Public (Public Gardens). At Bordeaux-Lac, the Bois de Bordeaux (Bordeaux Forest) offers a great fitness trail and is right next to the Parc Floral (Floral gardens) where you can admire a rose garden covering an area of more than 5,000m².