A world wine capital and budding arts city, Bordeaux bolsters its reputation as one of France’s best cities. It does so with its undeniable, riverside charm and the classical architecture that’s earned it a well-deserved spot on UNESCO’s World Heritage Site list. Return from days spent in the surrounding vineyards to discover industrial spaces revitalized by cutting-edge artists and entrepreneurs.

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What makes Bordeaux so brilliant? Come see for yourself! For Bordeaux wine, make your way to La Cité du Vin for wine tasting tours, or plan day trips to the nearby vineyards. Walk by the Garonne River and head to must-see Bordeaux attractions, such as the Place de la Bourse and the St-André Cathedral. Go to Bordeaux with our selection of packages, Bordeaux hotels, tours and more.

BORDEAUX TRAVEL GUIDE

Bordeaux
DESTINATION FACTS

LANGUAGE

French

WHAT TO EAT

Fresh produce from Le Marché des Capucins, oysters, entrecôte à la bordelaise (steak seared in a rich, Bordeaux-style wine sauce), canelés (small, caramelized cakes) and cep mushrooms picked locally. 

WHAT TO BRING BACK

Bordeaux wine, fun wine cork crafts from local artisans, t-shirts or bags with regional sayings (c’est gavé bien!) and macarons from Saint-Emilion. 

Fun Fact

A total of 362 historic buildings are scattered across Bordeaux, making it the second French city after Paris with the most heritage sites. You might not have time to see them all, but do try to make it to the 11th-century Church of the Holy Cross, the Cathédrale St-André and the gothic Tour Pey Berland.

IMPORTANT INFO

For more information on all necessary travel documents and more, check Air Canada’s Travel Requirements page and the Government of Canada’s Travel and Tourism website.