10 Things to do Good for a Rainy Day in Bordeaux That You Shouldn't Miss

October 19, 2021 Rosalyn Ihle

After many years of hard work, the "Sleeping Beauty" has awoken from its slumber. The city is beautifully restored and has an ultra-modern public transport system. The “Port of the Moon” is also now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Stone Bridge, with its 17 arches, crosses the Garonne, offering pedestrians a lovely view over the docks and harbor. Take a stroll through old Bordeaux in the Triangle d'Or and stop at Place des Quinconces, France’s largest public square. The city of Bordeaux is an ideal base for exploring the greater wine region’s unforgettable sights and tastes.
Restaurants in Bordeaux

1. The Naked Vigneron

Le Bernard Chateau Bonte, 33220 Margueron, Bordeaux France +33 5 53 22 78 37 [email protected] http://www.thenakedvigneron.com
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5.0 based on 51 reviews

The Naked Vigneron

Organic Vineyard, Winery and Cuisine. Peaceful, idyllic & private setting where visitors are welcome all year. Within easy reach of Bordeaux and Bergerac. Enjoy a spot of wine tasting or while away the time over a superb six course lunch or dinner in the private courtyard. Tour the vineyard and winery, or relax and enjoy a picnic by the pond. Booking essential if eating.

Reviewed By SandieO859 - Saint Colomb de Lauzun, France

We visited the Naked Vigneron yesterday for a birthday celebration, and what a celebration it was. We received the warmest welcome from David, had a wander round the grounds and then sat down to one of the most memorable lunches ever. The setting is gorgeous, shady and cool. The food was amazing, each course accompanied by Naked Vigneron wines which you could buy to take home if you wanted. Three vegetarians were catered for superbly which was very welcome. David's enthusiasm and energy about his vines, and Amanda's culinary skills made this a wonderful experience. I can't recommend it highly enough.

2. St. Andre Cathedral

Place Pey Berland, 33000, Bordeaux France +33 5 46 44 67 29 https://www.bordeaux-tourism.co.uk/offre/fiche/cathedrale-saint-andre/PCUAQU033FS0002B
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4.5 based on 2,362 reviews

St. Andre Cathedral

This beautiful 17th century church is one of Bordeaux's main attractions.

Reviewed By JElliot32 - New South Wales, Australia

Bordeaux's cathedral is massive Gothic pile, very reminiscent to us of many other Gothic churches we visited around France and Spain. But there was also plenty more about St Andre's to ensure we did not succumb to 'cathedral overload' here. Its towering spires, highly decorated doorways and flying buttresses all catch your eye from the square outside, while from the inside the ribbed vaults of the soaring ceiling and the light shining through the stained-glass windows are awe-inspiring. Best of all though were the cathedral's magnificently decorative rose windows. Also of note is that Eleonor of Aquitaine married here in 1137.

3. Church of Notre-Dame de Bordeaux

Place du Chapelet, 33000, Bordeaux France +33 5 56 10 20 30 http://www.bordeaux.fr/ebx/portals/ebx.portal?_nfpb=true&_pageLabel=pgFicheLieu&classofcontent=lieu&id=811
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Church of Notre-Dame de Bordeaux

Not to be confused with its more famous namesake in Paris, this 11th century church is beautiful in its own right, with its elaborately carved facades and detailing.

Reviewed By 750dimitrisl - Sydney, Australia

Notre Dame Church is a beautiful, baroque style church, built in the 17th century. We happened to be passing by, while walking around the streets of the city and went inside. It is quite elaborately decorated and contains lovely paintings and other artworks. It is worth taking the time to stop by and have a look.

4. Grand Theatre

2 Place de la Comedie, 33024, Bordeaux France +33 5 56 00 85 95 [email protected] http://www.opera-bordeaux.com/
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4.5 based on 1,235 reviews

Grand Theatre

Considered by many to be the cultural heart of the city, this elaborately carved opera house surprises the senses with its fine architecture and interior design as well as its world-class performances.

Reviewed By CwparisR - Calgary, Canada

My husband and I attended the afternoon performance on a Saturday. Very beautiful opera building and the ballet was outstanding.

5. Musee d'Aquitaine

20 cours Pasteur, 33000, Bordeaux France +33 5 56 01 51 00 [email protected] http://www.musee-aquitaine-bordeaux.fr
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4.5 based on 734 reviews

Musee d'Aquitaine

Set in the heart of the city, the Musée d'Aquitaine retraces the history of the region, from prehistory through to the present day. The museum exposes rich regional and extra-european collections of archeology, history and ethnography. This "Museum of civilization" presents each years several temporary exhibitions about history and cultures of the world. It offers to public a varied cultural programming: lectures, screenings, round tables, guided tours, concerts, meetings with foreign communities, educational workshops... Easily accessible from the tram B (stop Musée d'Aquitaine) or A (stop City Hall / Hôtel de Ville).

Reviewed By SergioR1 - Eastbourne, United Kingdom

Centrally located and near a tramway spot. A good way to understand the city and region. Superb collection of Roman archeology: mosaics, statues, estellas etc. Good collection of local ethnographic history, world cultures and slave trade. City development and main trade. All well presented in different languages: French, English & Spanish. Friendly staff you can get out and back into the museum with your ticket.

6. Musee du Vin et du Negoce

41 rue Borie, 33300, Bordeaux France +33 5 56 90 19 13 [email protected] http://www.museeduvinbordeaux.com
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4.5 based on 894 reviews

Musee du Vin et du Negoce

Come discover three centuries of history and fame of the great wines of Bordeaux! The vaulted cellars, built in 1720, trace the history of the wine trade, the work of coopers and the raising of wine in barrels in the tradition of 19th century breeders. At the end of your visit, our team invites you to share a convivial moment around the wines of Bordeaux.

Reviewed By schalhinha

Perfect stop to learn about the region, the neighborhood wine merchant history, see artifacts and taste two wines poured by informative staff.

7. Marche des Capucins

Place des Capucins, 33000 BORDEAUX, Bordeaux France +33 5 56 92 26 29 http://marchedescapucins.com
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4.5 based on 542 reviews

Marche des Capucins

Reviewed By AnnS80 - Westcliff-on-Sea, United Kingdom

A great market with lots of stuff to look at and buy or just to see what the French people buy on a daily basis - fruit and vegetables that are most intersting for example different coloured tomatoes! Some speciality cakes the Caneles and the pastries with vanilla cream in the centre. Meat and fish of all kinds. There are also places to eat - oysters, breakfast, lunch. We went twice during our 5 day stay: we had lunch one day and breakfast another. Both were excellent. Go and see this place,it tells you more about France and the French now than the historic museums although they can tell you so much about the past.

8. Eglise Sainte-Croix

Place P.Renaudel, Bordeaux France +33 5 56 94 30 50 http://www.paroissesduport.fr
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Eglise Sainte-Croix

Reviewed By Hyoga83 - Bordeaux, France

One of my favourite churches in Bordeaux, the actual building dates from the XI century but the abbey was founded in the VII. I would recommend including it when visiting Saint Michel's square; the street in between, Camille Sauvageau, is just great!

9. Chateau Pape Clement

216 avenue du Docteur Nancel Penard, 33607 Pessac, Bordeaux France +33 5 57 26 38 34 [email protected] http://www.chateau-pape-clement.fr/
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Chateau Pape Clement

This haven of peacefulness, located on the outskirts of Bordeaux, has witnessed its 60 hectares of vines surrounding the château built in the neo-Gothic style. You have to visit this seven-century-old Graves great growth to understand the reasons for its excellence. Combining traditional methods and latest technologies, we take the greatest care of our vineyard. Discover this jewel of Graves region, in order to solve the secrets of an exceptional estate, Château Pape Clément : from our horses and oxen's role in protecting the soil, to the use of music against vines' diseases, including our drone and our terracotta vats... Interested enthusiasts, knowledgeable connoisseurs, experienced tasters and demanding collectors - Bernard Magrez invites all of you to experience this extraordinary visit tailored-made to each person's interests, in a sumptuous place overflowing with history. Château Pape Clément welcomes you 7 days a week, by appointment.

Reviewed By Pioneer555911 - Albuquerque, United States

I wrote a long review detailed our experience which was fantastic! The vineyards are beautiful, olive trees nearly 2000 years old and a gorgeous chateau!

10. Institut Culturel Bernard Magrez

16 rue de Tivoli Château Labottière, 33000, Bordeaux France +33 5 56 81 72 77 [email protected] http://www.institut-bernard-magrez.com/
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Institut Culturel Bernard Magrez

The Bernard Magrez Art Institute offers contemporary art exhibitions, concerts, workshops and conferences. The château and other rooms can be rented for product launches, corporate team building events or private events. The Art Institute supports arts through artists residencies, mastepieces orders and other charity events. Is supports science through charity nights and donations. It supports culture thanks to exhibitions, workshops and faciliation of meeting with artists in person.

Reviewed By claradibs

With our friends we spend few hours in this great place. Art and architecture! We recommand this place very clos to bordeaux

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