River Bridge with St Michel Cathedral, Bordeaux, France
River Bridge with St Michel Cathedral

Bordeaux

Victor Hugo compared the beauty of Bordeaux to Versailles while the rest of us equate it to Paris without the stress, crowds, and expense. The ultimate pilgrimage for gastronomes and oenophiles.
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Le Chai au Quai

Local Tip We like the quality and price point of these wines. They are affordable - 3.50 - 30 euros per bottle and award winning. At Le Chai au Quai you can sample both Left and Right Bank wines at one location and...

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Les Douceurs de Louise

Local Tip You'll find the workshop and another store for these fabulous treats in Léognan but the showcase extraordinaire for the sweet produce of Philippe Andrieu is the pink patisserie in Bordeaux, well situated...

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Jardin Botanique de la Bastide - for children

Jardin Botanique de la Bastide - for children

29 Apr - 17 Feb

Every Wednesday, for children 8- 12 years old, Garden Workshops are held at the Jardin Botanique de la Bastide, Esplanade Linne. The focus is fun through experiential learning in the garden. For more information call 05 56 52 18 77 more »

CAP Sciences Workshops

CAP Sciences Workshops

30 Apr - 28 Jan

Bordeaux's innovative science museum, CAP Sciences at Hangar 20, holds workshops for children (8 -14 years old) every day during holiday periods and each Wednesday during the school year. A different science theme is highlighted each week. This is definitly a great destination to enjoy with your whole family. Hours of workshops:... more »

Labour Day -Fete du Travail - May Day

Labour Day -Fete du Travail - May Day

1 May

May Day is a day to celebrate the rights of workers. It is the custom to present loved one with lily-of the valley or a bourquet of the dog rose flower. Some get up early in the morning and take their children out to pick flowers in the woods. How charmingly French! You may see some organizations selling these traditional flowers on the... more »

Jardin Botanique de la Bastide - for children

Jardin Botanique de la Bastide - for children

6 May - 24 Feb

Every Wednesday, for children 8- 12 years old, Garden Workshops are held at the Jardin Botanique de la Bastide, Esplanade Linne. The focus is fun through experiential learning in the garden. For more information call 05 56 52 18 77 more »

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La Raclette

Featuring Raclette and Fondu meals, this cozy restaurant specializes in Savoy cheesy delights. For an authentic French meal with a hands on twist La Raclette creates a warm lasting culinary memory. more »

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Bordeaux Photos

Port de Cailhau

Port de Cailhau

Bordeaux

Bordeaux

Bordeaux Water Mirror

Bordeaux Water Mirror

Bergerac

Bergerac

Grand Theatre Restaurant in Bordeaux

Grand Theatre Restaurant in Bordeaux

Chateau Pichon Baron in Paulliac

Chateau Pichon Baron in Paulliac

Jamming on a summer night

Jamming on a summer night

Dune of Pyla

Dune of Pyla

At the Water Mirror

At the Water Mirror

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