Things to Do in Bordeaux

“Bordeaux is a quirky, original, perhaps unique city,” said the famous writer Victor Hugo. Surnamed the Sleeping Beauty, the town is currently one of the most coveted destinations in France. Between the ocean and the dune of Pilat, the city radiates throughout the world by its wines and prestigious luxuriant estates. But Bordeaux is more than the deep red color nuances, it is also a dynamic city that has remarkably kept developing since the rehabilitation of its quays and the registration of its historical center to the World Patrimony of Unesco in 2007. If you plan to visit this wonderful town during your French holidays, here are some ideas of activities you can do.

Explore Bordeaux and its Surroundings by Taxi

The best way to discover the most beautiful asset of the city, which is the well-known vineyards, is certainly to rent a taxi. Of course, it would not be exceptional if you pick any taxi. So, it is highly advised to opt for a unique wine tour in Bordeaux on board an English cab that you will choose on You will have at your disposal a classy right-hand drive black car driven by a private driver dressed in an elegant suit. This latter knows the region perfectly and will be your wine tour guide all along the journey, especially during the stops. You will visit Bordeaux’s greatest wine cellars of and will taste the world’s best Grands Crus.

Spend some Time on the Mirror Water

It is a must when you go to Bordeaux. Head to the Place de la Bourse where you will discover this one of kind public mirror. The Mirror Water stands opposite the Place de la Bourse itself and reflects the imposing buildings. You can stop there before walking along the quays. The sight and the fresh feeling on your feet are really worth the detour. The Mirror Water is a unique and shallow body of water in which the beauty of the buildings is displayed in an impressive way. Currently, it is a must-see place that tourists love to visit and picture. Going there is also a beautiful option to cool off in the summer sun.

Take a Walk on the Banks of the Garonne 

Along the Garonne River which flows to the Atlantic, you will find banks which have undergone a spectacular transformation lately. 15 years ago, the quays were abandoned as the port activities declined. Today, the river sparkles with life and energy in this corner of the city. Whether cycling, rollerblading or walking, strolling along the quays and admiring the 18th century buildings, the choice of activities is wide on spot. It consists of an area of 8 hectares that creates a visual breakthrough towards the river to the foot of the Aquitaine Bridge.