Vieux Bordeaux
Vieux Bordeaux
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Traveler O
Washington DC, DC994 contributions
Oct 2022
Nice historic area. Not far from any part of the city here. Best to take a mini-train tour or a bike tour to see it all. Or just walk along a pre-planned route. Everything to be seen from Roman ruins to modern art.
Written 17 March 2023
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Tucson18,350 contributions
Jul 2022
A highlight of our visit to Bordeaux. The Old Town lies across the street from the river's extensive quay layout and is easy to find once the gate and arch are located. Old Town is composed of several distinct neighborhoods going back to the Middle Ages. The most known is Saint Pierre.

The town's walls were dismantled in the 18th century so as to open the town up. We explored Old Town on our way to the Basilica. Rue de Faures and Rue de Menuts are major streets in Old Bordeaux and do date back to the 15th century. Today, it is a vibrant bustling multi-ethnic community that has so much character.

It may be best to stay on the main streets as some of the alleyways were devoid of people and did not look touristy.
Written 13 January 2023
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA16,375 contributions
Oct 2019
This is where you want to walk around. Try to arrange a walking tour, either on your own or with a guide. Lots of great historic architecture.
Written 13 July 2020
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Waddington, UK2,758 contributions
Sep 2019
The old town is a delightful place to walk round. Very pretty almost everywhere you look. Apart from the stunning architecture there are so many beautiful shop window displays, eateries and colourful flowers. Just a lovely place to wander around.
Written 23 June 2020
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Dimitris L
Sydney, Australia44,433 contributions
Jul 2019
Vieux Bordeaux, the Old City, is a beautiful place to wander around. We walked around the streets and just enjoyed all the sights. The shops, the cafes, the restaurants, the streets themselves, the beautiful buildings, the amazing architecture, all the delights, the atmosphere. You don't have to try very hard. Just do whatever comes natural.
Written 22 June 2020
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Heli P
Helsinki, Finland6,405 contributions
May 2019 • Solo
The old town centre with the grand palaces and monuments is mostly pedestrian area easily accessible by two tramlines travelling at the borders. Besides looking at the sights it is a good place to shop being full of French boutiques and outlets offering clothes, shoes, toys, delicacies you will not easily find abroad. If you want to concentrate to one establishment the famous Galeries Lafayette department store with a building for men and women serves best to save time.
Written 31 May 2019
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DublinJ
Dublin56 contributions
Mar 2019 • Couples
After a long time since visiting France I thought a trip to the very famous home of wine would be a perfect step into Spring. I'm still slightly miffed at the lack of welcome, the surly shrugs and sometimes just outright rudeness of the folk I had the displeasure of dealing with in Bordeaux. I am not one to pigeon hole a nation of people but I honestly don't think I have been treated with such coldness or disinterest by citizens of any other country I've visited in over 2 decades. The overpriced food, wine and beer were dumped down on tables without a word. If you don't speak fluent French, forget it - my genuine attempts were guffawed at My husband and I got so fed up the lack of service in French establishments, we went to Italian and Turkish restaurants - where the mood was good and the welcome was big.
When we asked a bartender - why is a pint of beer so expensive in Bordeaux (€7) we were told - "it is to pay for the social security system" and then added - "we don't mind, as we don't drink as much as the Irish". Ouch - there may be an element of truth there, I don't know - but a tad rude to your Irish customer
I will go back to France to the lovely Nice and such places but take my advice, don't waste (what it cost me for a three day jaunt) a grand on going to Bordeaux
BOR (DON'T)
Written 6 March 2019
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Tucson18,350 contributions
Aug 2018 • Couples
This Old Town realistically dates back to about the 1800's (post French Revolution) as it put itself back together and reconstructed its identity. Much changed when statues were seized to be melted down and all traces of royalty were systematically removed (or at least severly alterated).

This Old Town is largely visible from the bank of the river and a famous view of the lights at night in Place de la Bourse reflecting in the water mirror is memorable. In between all the neo-classical elements are some interesting modern art pieces that lighten up the mood and add some color and interest.

Old Town Bordeaux is fun and vibrant. We'll be back.
Written 15 October 2018
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FreeSpirit250
Milwaukee, Wisconsin32 contributions
Sep 2018
This is a wonderful and very old city. It is an experience to wander the old streets and alleyways of the city and to see the historical buildings. We visited on a very warm day in September and spent considerable time at the reflecting pool. It's mirror like surface was amazing. With barely a thin film of water at its surface the sky and people were provided a mirror like image as children played and folks enjoyed the cool refreshing surface and occasional misting. Worth a visit if you are in Vieux Bordeaux.
Written 8 October 2018
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Chinapjs
Washington DC, DC3,786 contributions
Aug 2018 • Couples
Right across from the river and port, this is a lively mixture of historic buildings like the
Grand Thester built in 1773, lots of restaurants many in reclaimed 18th and 19 th century buildings. A few actually operating for over 100 years. It's a living place with businesses, neighborhood housing and museums. You can spend hours wandering around and still come back for more
Written 1 August 2018
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