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“Beautiful, vibrant and full of interest”
Review of Vieux Bordeaux

Vieux Bordeaux
Ranked #67 of 194 things to do in Bordeaux
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Reviewed June 20, 2017

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.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Paul R
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