The Bar à Vin (Wine bar)…

In the centre of town opposite the tourist office you will find one of the most well-known wine bars of Bordeaux. It’s located on the ground floor of the Bordeaux Wine Council headquarters in a beautiful and rather unusually shaped 18th century building. The inside is as original as the outside with stunning stained glass windows, low tables and armchairs. During the summer there is … Continue reading The Bar à Vin (Wine bar)…

La Cité du Vin (Wine Museum)…

The Cité du Vin is one of the best and probably the most recent attraction in Bordeaux. It’s very modern with headsets to go around without a guide unless you want to know about the architecture which is a guided visit. You need patience as when it’s busy you must wait for the explanations which switch on per person. It’s not just about Bordeaux wines … Continue reading La Cité du Vin (Wine Museum)…

The Grand Theatre…

The Grand Theatre opened in 1780 after the original theatre in Bordeaux burnt down. One of the Duc of Richelieu’s favourite architects Victor Louis built this masterpiece on the foundations of a roman temple. The visit (tickets brought at the tourist office) starts outside where the guide explains the architect and his work. You then visit the house (main rooms) as you don’t visit backstage. … Continue reading The Grand Theatre…