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Museum
“This is a state-of-the-art museum about this history and production of wine. It's clever, entertaining and informative. Allow at least 4 hours. Included in the price of your ticket is wine tasting, with a spectacular view of Bordeaux. ”
  • 166 locals recommend
Opera House
“Classé monument historique en 1899 - Restaurant Philippe Etchebest / Classified as a historical monument in 1899 - Restaurant of Philippe Etchebest.”
  • 110 locals recommend
Museum
“ENGLISH: Incredible architecture - International art shows - hot new artists - also Arc en Rêve architecture gallery inside. BEST SUMMER ART SHOW: Japanese artist Takako Saïto, with hand-made original art objects based on nature & games. Wonderful!”
  • 127 locals recommend
Building
“Darwin Eco-Centre - an alternative technology centre, it's also possible to rent a skateboard here and purchase wholefoods and books in the shops on site. The restaurant specialises in healthy meals from produce grown in and near the centre. Sunday brunch is particularly recommended. But book ahead! ”
  • 155 locals recommend
Garden
“ENGLISH: The Jardin Public is like the Arboretum of Boston, a Horticultural Garden park with fountain and stream, lovingly tended for centuries by landscape designers and naturalists. A beautiful place to go on a summer day with a picnic, or hang out at the café overlooking the grounds (photo). Next door to the Museum of Natural History. A short walk from the Quinconces and the Riverside Walkway. A TOP 10 MUST-DO!”
  • 150 locals recommend
Plaza
“Une des plus belles places de la ville, magnifique, face à La Garonne. The most prestigious square in the city. In front of the river Garonne and the Water Mirror.”
  • 85 locals recommend
Garden
“Un havre de paix dans Bordeaux, où l'ombre des arbres et les pelouses sont accueillants pour un moment de repos, seul, en couple ou en famille / A haven of peace in Bordeaux, where the shade of trees and lawns are welcoming for a moment of rest, alone, couple or family.”
  • 43 locals recommend
Fountain
“Plus grand miroir d'eau du monde (3 450 m2). Situé face à la magnifique Place de la Bourse, entre le quai de la Douane et le quai Louis XVIII. Le miroir d'eau alterne des effets extraordinaires de miroir permettant de voir la totalité de la place dans son reflet / World's largest water mirror (3,450 m2). Facing to the magnificent "Place de la Bourse", between the "Quai de la Douane" and the "Quai Louis XVIII". The mirror of water alternates with extraordinary effects of mirror allowing to see the totality of the place in its reflection.”
  • 96 locals recommend
Hotel
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“Traditionnel ou pizza, il y en a pour tous les goûts. Et la vue de la terrasse sur le toit est superbe. Parfait pour y déjeuner le midi aussi. Traditional or pizza, there is something to eat for everyone. And the view from the rooftop is superb. Perfect for lunch at noon too.”
  • 128 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Cafés, shops and a very pleasant view from the shore. It's worth going on top of the bridge once there”
  • 86 locals recommend
Pub
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“Movie theater in an old church. Atypical, pretty and nice for a drink or nibble something.”
  • 100 locals recommend
Opera House
“The longest street in Europe to enjoy fashion stores, restaurants, souvenirs, apple store and more ! ”
  • 115 locals recommend
Concert Hall
“Lieu de la branchitude bordelaise : bar, concerts, expos… Très couru. Very trendy place to be : bar, concerts, exhibitions. ”
  • 111 locals recommend
Pedestrian Plaza
“Esplanade des Quinconces qui accueille souvent des grands événements / Esplanade of the Quinconces which often hosts major events.”
  • 68 locals recommend
Art Museum
“ENGLISH: A fine collection of important paintings, sculpture -- Look for the works of Symbolist artist Odilion Redon. Beautiful gardens. Recently renovated, excellent guided visits. A must-see! ”
  • 31 locals recommend
Tram Station
“A huge open area, usually with fairgrounds, circus, or just for walking through, and a fabulous fountain on one end (with a refreshing spray in the summer)”
  • 47 locals recommend