Bordeaux

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...
By Katie James
By Luke Barr
By Gabrielle Blitz

Hotels in Bordeaux

For its renovation of the 232-year-old historic palace across from the National Opera, Regent tapped Jacques Garcia to revamp the 250 rooms. The whole place verges on the ornate, with 19th-century French furniture, richly colored brocade fabrics, and vast marble bathrooms.

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 best way to buy wine is to visit the small vineyards in the area. But if you just want to hit a shop with a varied inventory, try this huge warehouse, which carries nearly 1,000 selections from all over the region.