Bordeaux Travel Guide

Articles about Bordeaux

By Ted Loos
Bordeaux has what’s known as a high-class problem: People think of it as a snobby French region making great, if unapproachable, wine. People are in awe of it—and intimidated by it—before they even open a bottle. To remind you that red Bordeaux...
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Hotels in Bordeaux

To mark its 10th anniversary, the renowned French hotel and spa commissioned the avant-garde fashion house Maison Martin Margiela to revamp its stand-alone suite, a favorite with local residents. Black-and-white photographs cover the walls, and white curtains are draped over cowskin floor mats.

Restaurants in Bordeaux

It may not be the most stylish establishment on the Place du Parlement, but Chez Jean gets high marks for its relaxed and friendly service and for its market-fresh dishes like turbot in licorice cream sauce.

Things to do in Bordeaux

The wine bar is run by three friends, one of whom is an expert on the local estates, from which he handpicks wines for the menu. Chartrons also hosts frequent tastings.