Last weekend I hopped on the train to Bordeaux with Hotels.com - only a 3 hour train ride from Paris. It was my third time travelling to France's wine capital, but being my second favourite French city and a place I could imagine living one day, I was very happy to receive an invitation to visit again.
Over the past decade, Bordeaux has undergone a huge renovation and in the past few years, restaurants, bars and cafes have popped up all over the city. It has everything you might want from a city: great weather, restaurants, bars, it's close to the sea and of course there's the wine! We spent the weekend walking around the city, taking in the sights and eating as much of the food as we could consume!
Scroll down for my guide to Bordeaux.
- Visit the Cité du Vin and enjoy a glass of Bordeaux wine on the rooftop
- Climb the Tour Pey-Berland for panoramic views of the city - tickets here
- Catch a show or a ballet at the Opéra National de Bordeaux
- Admire the Place de Bourse and Miroir d'Eau at dusk as the sun sets and the city lights are turned on
- Explore Quartier Saint Pierre and Place Camille Julian
- Lobster roll from Jean Pince
- Dinner at K Baroque - a Bordeaux institution that offers dining with a cabaret style atmosphere and deco
- Hot drinks at Books & Coffee
- Cocktails at speakeasy bar Symbiose
- Dinner at Brasserie Bordelaise
- Miles - a modern French bistro inspired by Japanese, Vietnamese and Israeli cuisine
- Dunes Blanches - for perfect choux pastry
- Caneles from Café Baillardran - I've been told they're the best caneles in Bordeaux
- Seafood lunch at Le Petit Commerce
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