Bordeaux Port Guide

Bordeaux Port of call is famous; the UNESCO World Heritage List recognizes most of the buildings in Bordeaux, France that were created during the Age of Enlightenment from the 1500s to 1800s is touted as the “City of Art and History”. The Bordeaux cruise port sits on the Garonne River in Southwest France; the Aquitaine region savors the presence of Bordeaux. As the seventh largest French city, it is among the pioneers for installing modernity. This Bordeaux cruise terminal, Port of the Moon or Port de la Lune owes its name to its crescent shape. It has been active in traditional fine wine production since the 8th century. The Bordelaise take pride living in a major wine industry center.


Along the Rue Sainte-Catherine, be prepared to stroll on the longest European shopping street (at 1.2 km in length). Place de la Victoire welcomes you at the beginning and Place de la Comédie does not want you to leave at the end. The luxurious shopper belongs to Cours de l'Intendance.

Antique lovers can find treasured pieces at Village Notre-Dame. An abundant chocolate and praline selection will reenergize you at Cadiot Badie. Wine purchases are good at La Vinothèque. Red wine can be bought from Château Lesparre, Château Bel Air, and Château les Bouzigues.

Things to See

Private taxi city tours that last for 1 to 2 hours and private tour guides may be utilized. The 7-year project for the Grand Théâtre makes it among the best attractions with reputable musical and theatrical performances. Place de la Bourse, Allées de Tourny, and the Grand Théâtre are eighteenth century creations. The Palais Rohan symbolizes the Bourdeaux entry into modernization. The Grand Hommes serves as its extension. Photo opportunities are also great at the Girondins Column, Place Saint-Pierre, Pey Berland Tower, and Porte Cailhau that are its major monuments.

Vineyard tours are available all year with the most famous ones at Médoc and Saint-Emilion. Perhaps, the cruise tourist’s visit will be even made complete with wine tasting. The Bordeaux Wine Festival celebrated for 4 days lets you have a Tasting Pass to appreciate Bordeaux vintage wines. The Vineyard Pass is your passport to see the landscape, heritage, and wine-producing vineyards of Gironde. Also, watch as Dordogne, the Basque country, Biarritz, Atlantic coast and Arcachon Bay unfold before your eyes. The "Ville de Bordeaux" boat ride takes you to the vineyards.

Cruise tourists from North America, Japan, and China will be thrilled to learn that their exotic plants are found at the Jardin botanique de Bordeaux, a historic botanical garden. Jardin botanique de la Bastide, its extension, has an arboretum, water garden, vines, grain, and 11 landscapes. These gardens seek to show you the English traditional formal scenery.

Restaurants and Bars

A French and international food selection awaits you at L'O de l'Hâ that gives a flashback to a medieval prison. Found along a cobbled street, it serves crabmeat lasagna, brandade of sweet potatoes, and braised lamb chops to fill your appetite. Traditional French cuisine at La Tupina reminds you of a French country kitchens. Jean-Pierre Xiradakis loves to offer duck, roasted lamb shoulder, lamprey eel à la Bordelaise, barbecued and grilled steak at this cozy restaurant with a terrace. Marinated pears with red Bordeaux wine are among its desserts. Modern French delights are the specialty of Le Chapon-Fin. Being in an Art Nouveau structure; lobster salad, sea bass, and Pauillac lamb are among its dishes.

For late night memories, Hôtel Sofitel Bordeaux Lac has the Casino de Bordeaux. Students gather at Place Gambetta. Cuban music and paraphernalia are experienced at Le Calle Ocho. Bar de l'Hôtel de Ville is packed with gays. The 25 to 45 crowd dances at La Plage.

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