If you’ve been looking for a French destination full of flavors, beautiful landscapes, and of course, wine, then Bordeaux is the right place for you to go. Nestled in the southwest of France, it’s one of the best-rated vacation destinations in Europe.
If you’re planning a trip to the city known as “Little Paris” then here are some of the things you’ll want to make sure that you do.
Rent A Bike or Scooter
The city of Bordeaux is built alongside the Garonne river, which has a beautiful boardwalk known as the “Quai.” Going for a ride on the paved path is a great way to check out all of the sights and get a little exercise in at the same time.
You can rent everything from bicycles to scooters for reasonable day rates. If you’re not sure where you want to check out, consider going on a bike tour around the city. A professional guide will show you the ins and outs of the city in a fun and engaging way.
Go For a Ferry Ride
For the small price of about the equivalent of 2 USD, you can ride on the ferry known as the Batcub. Passengers can enjoy a ride sitting in the comfort of seat watching the beautiful skyline of Bordeaux from the perspective of the water.
Just make sure that you check out the timetables before you arrive to avoid long lines.
Go On a Wine Tour
You can’t go to one of the most prominent areas for wine in the world and not taste a fantastic glass from one of the many local amazing wineries. Wine tours are an excellent chance to learn about different flavors and regions.
Whether you’re a beginner or an old pro, a wine tour can be an extremely interesting opportunity. Just make sure you have a designated driver to get you home so you can drink all the wine you want!
Eat Delicious Food
Bordeaux is home to some of the most amazing restaurants in the country. No matter what kind of food you want to eat from anywhere in the world, Bordeaux has you covered. Enjoy a traditional cut of beef, or have a goat cheese salad paired with a wonderful glass of local wine.
Dining al fresco is one of the best parts of Bordeaux since you can enjoy a bite to eat in many of the quaintly beautiful alleys lined with restaurant tables.
Visit The Market The local market is something that you can’t miss if you love fresh produce and artisanal baked goods. Make sure to arrive early either by taxi or by foot at the Capucin Market. Although it’s open every day, Sunday is when you’ll find the best selections.