Having a drink on a terrace, listening to a live concert, dancing in a bar or in a club… Bordeaux’s nights are lively and full of surprises. 

Between nightclubs and bars-restaurants, the Bassins à Flot district is the place to be for party people. On the other side of the Garonne, the Chantiers de la Garonne offers a room and a sandy terrace with a breathtaking view of the river. On sunny days, its neighbour, the guinguette Chez Alriq, with its country atmosphere and its world music programme, is a must. To enjoy a glass of Bordeaux wine (or any other kind!), go to one of the many wine bars in the city. 

Un château en ville by Lestrille©Un château en ville 2

Here, we cultivate the art of (good) living. Bordeaux is the French city with the highest number of restaurants per inhabitant. That’s how vast the choice is! Places of high gastronomy, daring addresses, vegetarian snack bars, terraces where you can enjoy tapas with a glass of wine, markets offering regional products…


With its 65 Protected Designation of Origin, the Gironde is the largest wine-producing department in France and a paradise for wine lovers.  The 4th most visited museum in France outside the Ile-de-France, the Cité du Vin, is a unique place both for its spectacular architecture and its cultural offer. 

 The Cité du Vin was inaugurated in 2016 after three years of renovations. Its iridescent glass and aluminium envelope, designed by architects Anouk Legendre and Nicolas Desmazières of the XTU agency, houses a new generation cultural centre, unique in the world, where wine is presented in its cultural, civilisational, heritage and universal dimensions. This place offers a spectacular journey around the world, through the ages, in all cultures! 

Bar à vins©Pierre Planchenault