Vieux Bordeaux
Vieux Bordeaux
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DublinJ
Dublin56 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
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 March 6, 2019
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simply-peregrinating
Waddington, UK2,759 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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 June 23, 2020
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Tucson18,350 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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 October 15, 2018
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA17,135 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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 July 13, 2020
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Heli P
Helsinki, Finland6,406 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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 May 31, 2019
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FreeSpirit250
Milwaukee, Wisconsin32 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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 October 8, 2018
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Chinapjs
Washington DC, DC3,786 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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 August 1, 2018
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SoCalOregonian
Murrieta, CA10,390 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Couples
Located in the center of Bordeaux, along the river, Vieux Bordeaux is home to several unique areas. There are areas dedicated to shopping, old neighborhoods and of course the historical areas and buildings that dot this area of town.
Well worth visiting this area when in Bordeaux.
Written April 14, 2018
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Paul R
Wellingborough, UK777 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Solo
There are many attractive old cities in the world but not all of them combine that physical beauty with the many other great attributes of Bordeaux.
It is a city that throngs with life and activity. It is busy and yet preserves a companionable and relaxed ambiance. There is no shortage of historical sites to wonder at but the visitor is also amply provided with great museums, fine restaurants, convivial cafes and bars, shady and attractive parks and gardens. There is a variety of venues for live entertainment from rock to ballet whilst talented and amusing street-performers abound. The riverfront is also a great asset, lined as it is by gardens, sports facilities, cafes and upmarket shops.
Bordeaux is very easy to get around on foot but also boasts extensive, comfortable and efficient public transport in the form of buses and trams.
If I was to say anything negative about the old centre of Bordeaux, it is that there is too much traffic. The roads are noisy, smelly and a chore to cross.
But that is a small negative in a very positive experience overall.
In summary, I doubt if Bordeaux could be seen as the number one city I've visited by any individual measure but, as an all-rounder, it is hard to beat and definitely high on my list.
Written June 20, 2017
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