What to visit in Bordeaux?!
(Place de la Bourse- Bordeaux picture)
Bordeaux, elected best European Destination 2015, hides many treasures of architecture and culture. There is so many places to visit within the town that it’s difficult to know where to start.
The Commercial street “Rue st Catherine”, long of 1, 2km, is the longest shopping street in Europe. It goes from the well know Place de L’Opera to the place de la Victoire. (I would recommend not to go until the end.., the best part & neighbourhood being the first part from the Place de l’Opera to the Rue des Trois Conils – half way). Perpendicular to this street, you also have to most Chic Street, Cours de l’Intendance, with Louis Vuitton, Hermes…
If you are looking to do some shopping, those are the best streets, but if you fancy loosing yourself in the little romantic streets, I suggest you take a right from the beginning of St Catherine and visit the Quartier St Pierre. Typical, charming and good ambience with its restaurants, cafés and pubs, multi-cultural, all in paved path (NOT HIGH HILLS FRIENDLY!) which leads to the famous Place de la Bourse ( in picture here above).
Also, go and pop your head in UTOPIA cinema, very interesting architecture.
(Place du Parlement, Quartier St Pierre. Wikipedia.it image.)
If you have the occasion, go and see a Concert, Ballet or Opera at the Grand Theatre de Bordeaux. The Opera, built in the 18th Century by the architect Victor Louis, same architect that designed Paris Opera, is just beautiful & majestic. The stone staircase, the ceiling paintings, the sits… A “ Not to miss” activity! And, by the way, The brasserie”le Quatrième Mur” next to it is ran by the Famous star Chef Philippe Etchebest, and just in Front in the Grand Hotel, there is the Pressoir d’Argent restaurant, ran by Gordan Ramsay!
Photo Paris Expat Photo Wikimedia Photo Bordeaux Decouvertes
Are you looking to get married in a church?! Go and check out the Pey Berland Cathedral. Just Beautiful for a dream ceremony.
Why not now leave the heart centre, and discover another “Quartier”(neighbourhood) 10 min walk along the river from the Opera Square, the Quartier des Chartrons. The Antiques shops, chic boutiques, Market square makes it alive with it’s own heart and feeling.
And of course, don’t miss the river walk with factory prices shops and nice restaurants!
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