There’s more to the beautiful Bordeaux region than rolling vineyards, though they are a very good place to begin your French odyssey. The area is only a two-hour train journey from Paris, making it simple to combine both in one trip. Hiring a car is an option - but bear in mind that you might want to use a taxi when visiting the wineries.
As well as producing some very fine food and wine, the city of Bordeaux is set around a port, and is also a UNESCO world heritage site, meaning that there’s far more to this Gallic gem than meets the eye. The French city has upped its cool factor in recent times, and is a place where you can dress for dinner on a former ferry, marvel at various contemporary arts on display within the Darwin Eco-système or L’Annexe B, browse Saint Michel flea or Les Capucins food markets, take in the latest exhibition at La Base Sous-Marine, experience a burgeoning underground music scene, watch a rugby or football match at one of the city’s stadiums or of course sample some fine Bordeaux at one of the many wine cellars and bars.
There are Bordeaux hotels to suit every taste as well as every budget. If you plan to spend most of your time taking in all the gastronomic and cultural delights the city has to offer, then cheap hotels in Bordeaux should leave you with plenty of money to spend on acquiring a cool piece of art or enjoying a sumptuous tasting menu and wine flight. For a romantic break for two, why not opt for one of the 5 star hotels in Bordeaux, that can provide every home comfort - as well as an optimum level of luxury?
Alternatively, you may prefer to base yourself in the wider Bordeaux region rather than in the metropolis itself - a preferable option, perhaps, if you’d rather have a panoramic view of lush vineyards than of the city skyline. Cap Ferret is a great option if you love the ocean, and some of the seafront properties will allow you to indulge in uninterrupted views over the Atlantic Ocean. This area also has sublime beaches and undulating sand dunes, the tallest of which is Dune du Pilat. As you might expect, seafood is big news on menus here too.
Why not browse the variety of Bordeaux hotels we can offer to decide on the perfect destination for you and your partner, family or friends?