Bordeaux Park

Magnificent park of 28 hectares designed by Eugène Bülher in 1884 to “give the countryside to those who do not have it”. Free walk, free entrance. There are many attractions for children (water rides, miniature train, electric cars, merry-go-round, mechanical carriages, swings, puppet theater, refreshment stand, free-range and penned animals, children’s playgrounds).

Floral Park

Bordeaux wood of 120 ha (masses of exotic forest species for the most part) including an important network of water parts and canals and a health course. Floral park of 27 ha including collections of iris, heather plants, peonies, ten gardens representing the twin cities with Bordeaux, a stream, a historical rose garden (400 species … Read more

Public Garden of Bordeaux

The public garden of Bordeaux is a green space located in the city center. It is an ideal place to walk, do sports or simply relax. In this article, we will explain the different facets of the public garden of Bordeaux and give you some advice to make the most of this magnificent place! The … Read more

Big Bell

Belfry of the old city hall built in the 13th and 15th centuries, the Porte de la Grosse Cloche has been modified several times. It is one of the few civil monuments that the city preserves from the Middle Ages, restored and illuminated.

Paleo-Christian site and Saint-Seurin basilica

One of the oldest vestiges of Bordeaux’s past. The paleo-Christian site, a former Gallo-Roman and Merovingian cemetery, brings to life the Christian origins of Bordeaux (sarcophagi, amphorae, frescoes). Church formerly collegiate, dedicated to Saint Seurin, bishop of Bordeaux, with very ancient origins. Porch and crypt of the XIth century. Classified M.H. and registered with the … Read more

Pey-Berland Tower

In the heart of Bordeaux, the Pey-Berland Tower, a jewel of flamboyant Gothic architecture, was built between 1440 and 1446. Isolated bell tower of the Cathedral Saint-André, it was crowned in 1863 with a statue of Our Lady of Aquitaine. From the top of its 231 steps, the tower offers the most beautiful view of … Read more

Saint Andrew’s Cathedral

Consecrated by Pope Urban II in 1096, Saint Andrew’s Cathedral is built on a Latin cross plan with a single nave 124 m long. Of the first Romanesque building, the interior walls of the nave remain. Royal gate from the first half of the 13th century, chevet and transept from the 14th and 15th centuries. … Read more

Esplanade des Quinconces

The esplanade is built on the site of Fort Tropeyte, built after the battle of Castillon in 1453, and replaced in the 17th century by the Château Trompette, demolished in 1816. On the square, stands the famous Monument to the Girondins. All year round, every day except Wednesday and Saturday, a walking tour including the … Read more

Grand Théâtre in Bordeaux

Built by the architect Victor Louis, the Grand Théâtre, classified M.H., was completed in 1780. Its façade is composed of twelve Corinthian columns and decorated with twelve stone statues representing the nine muses and three goddesses. The National Opera organizes guided tours every Wednesday and Saturday at 2pm, 3:30pm and 5pm.

Park of the Lanessan Castle

Château Lanessan was built in 1878 by André Delbos, ancestor of the present owners, on the plans of the Bordeaux architect Henri Duphot after his stay in England and Ireland. In the middle of an estate of more than 300 hectares, the 8-hectare park conceals little-known treasures: flower garden, Dutch greenhouses. The flower garden was … Read more

Church of Magrigne

This chapel of the Templars was built in the 12th century. It is in Romanesque style and has no side windows because of the buildings that stood on its sides. The unique nave is supported by large flat buttresses built with beautiful stones. The chevet is flat and pierced by an elegant triplet with narrow … Read more

Saint-Jean d’Asques Church

Built on the edge of the plateau overlooking the Dordogne, this church was originally the chapel of a hospital commandery. From the primitive building remains the rectangular plan with a flat chevet and a single nave preceded by a bell tower.

Basilica of Our Lady of Verdelais

Here is the most famous pilgrimage of the Gironde with a miraculous statue of the Virgin in polychrome chestnut wood estimated from the 14th century. The Basilica brings together the different contributions of past centuries. The baroque choir, which took its present appearance in 1666, is particularly noteworthy. The nave has been enriched with “naïve” … Read more

Abbey of La Sauve Majeure

In the park which surrounds the monument, hundred-year-old trees evoke the origin of the name of the Abbey of La Sauve-Majeure, in Latin sylva major: the great forest. In the shade of these large trees, tables and benches allow you to picnic during the visit and during the opening hours of the site.

Medieval city of Saint-Macaire

The medieval city of Saint-Macaire forms the historic lock of the Bordeaux region on the Garonne, at the point where the tide runs out. Remarkable urban ensemble, it is a listed site since 1965 with many listed or registered buildings. Of the monastery remains the south wing of the cloister overlooking the ramparts and punctuated … Read more

Botanical garden of Bordeaux

Designed by Carherine Masbach, the garden stretches over 600 m long and 70 m wide on the right bank of the Garonne, in the Bastide district. All the themes evoked in this garden call for original presentations, designed by the landscape architect: aquatic garden, gallery of environments, crop fields, urban garden, ornamental round, vertical garden … Read more