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- Wine town
- UNESCO World Heritage Site
- Worth seeing old town
- Regional specialities
- River navigation
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Have you always wanted to spend your holidays in the middle of a UNESCO World Heritage city? Then a holiday apartment in Bordeaux is just the right holiday residence for you. In the middle of the old town there are numerous accommodations, which are accommodated in historical buildings from the 18th century. From such an apartment in Bordeaux you will soon reach the Opera, the shopping street Sainte-Catherine and the Place du Parlement.Find elegant accommodation in the wine town
On the outskirts of the town, there are a number of comfortably furnished vacation rentals that offer a magnificent view of the vineyards or the river Garonne. A vacation rental in Bordeaux is often equipped with a terrace or garden. Here you can relax after a long city walk with a glass of wine.
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Location and orientation
The city of Bordeaux lies directly on the Garonne River, about 45 kilometres from the Atlantic Ocean. Some of the wineries extend into the densely built-up urban area, creating a characteristic landscape. The old town of Bordeaux has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site and boasts a large number of listed buildings. France's capital Paris is about 565 kilometres from Bordeaux.
Things to know
Bordeaux offers an exquisite cuisine, characterised by its proximity to the sea and the surrounding vineyards. Therefore, you can try many dishes here, the main ingredients of which are fish and seafood. These include above all oysters, but also liver, beef and strawberries are often on the menu. The dishes à la Bordelaise, which are served with shallots and red Bordeaux wine, are particularly well-known.Visit wineries
In order to visit a winery in Bordeaux, you do not have to leave the city area. In the centre you can visit La Maison du Vin, a wine bar that also offers courses for beginners and restaurateurs. The Chateau Luchey Halde is easy to reach by tram and is not only busy with wine, but also with chocolate. The winery "De la Belle au Bois Dormant" presents itself with a luxurious interior and also offers an attractive programme for children.
Bordeaux´s History goes back to the Celts, Romans and Franks. Due to its strategic position as a transport and trade link, it experienced several economic heydays, which can still be seen in the city today.
Top travel tips
An apartment in Bordeaux, located in the heart of the old town, allows you to reach a variety of sights within walking distance. The cityscape is characterised by palatial architecture, reminiscent of a mixture of Antwerp and Versailles, with late Baroque buildings interrupted by pretty squares and gardens. Make sure you visit the city's sacred buildings, such as Saint-André Cathedral and Saint-Michel Basilica, and the Grand Théâtre de Bordeaux, built in the classicist style. Also worth seeing is the Pont de pierre, the first bridge built by Napoleon.2. Visit important works of art
Bordeaux has many important museums, the largest of which is the Musée d'Aquitaine. The Centre Jean Moulin has an extensive collection of regional history. You can visit a large art collection in the gallery of the Beaux-Arts.3. A river cruise across the Garonne
In Bordeaux there are several excursion boats that offer you a guided tour of the river that meanders through the city. On board you can get a good overview of the city while tasting a glass of wine.
FAQs: Vacation Rentals in Bordeaux
The COVID-19 pandemic heavily impacted travel in 2020. Last year, rentals in this destination had an annual average price of around $184.12 per night.
]If you are looking to get the most out of your money, the most affordable months to visit Bordeaux are March ($171.06 the average per night for accommodation), February ($174.7), and January ($174.72).
When it comes to looking for a vacation rental in Bordeaux, the months when you will pay the most are, in order of highest to lowest, July, June and May, with average prices per night of $195.48, $192.35, and $192.06, respectively.
If you decide to put Bordeaux on your bucket list, we recommend organizing your visit well in advance because it tends to be very high in demand, with an annual average of 63% of rentals booked in the year 2020.
In 2020, the months with the most vacation rentals available of the year in Bordeaux were June, April and May, with average availabilities of 46.75%, 46.25%, and 42.8%, respectively.
The months with the lowest properties available in Bordeaux are, in order, August, October, and September with respective average availability figures of 26.8%, 30.8%, and 34%, based on data collected in 2020.
In Bordeaux we work with 13 different providers to give you a choice of 1100 properties, so you will not be short of options!