Satying just outside (20km) of Bordeaux for 5 days in June. We have a hire car to get round as we are travelling with our one year old and my Mum. The plan is to visit some vineyards and local town like St. Emillion. We do plan to drive into Bordeaux for a day and also perhaps one evening for dinner. Question is parking, I'm sure plenty of you have parked in Bordeaux so I'm looking for most convenient place close enough to the city centre. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
is there a public bus service between Toulouse and Bordeaux?
My husband and I are staying in Bordeaux for 3 days. As we have limited budget, are considering to use the tourist office package.
Has anyone tried this? It would be nice if you let me know what their chateau visiting is like. If the visiting tour is not good enough, we will arrange accommodation and separately.
L.S. As i am traveling home from Spain with a friend. We would like to visit the city of Bordeaux but we do not want to drive into Bordeaux. Just outside Bordeaux with private parking and a good connection to Bordeaux center. either with a train or a bus. about 30 minutes. I looked at Libourne. There is one public car park but will that be save. Please advise. Thank you Louise
Bordeaux tourist office has a half day tour to st emilion for eur82 per pax. Should I go with that or make my own way there and book our own vineyards instead? 2 of us paying eur164 for half day tour sounds quite steep (not sure if it comes with a guide or just transport to the vineyards)..
1st time there.. where should we spend the nights - in Bordeaux or the neighbouring chateaus? It seems like there may not be much to do in Bordeaux, so maybe 1 night there and 2 nights in the chateau? Any recommended stay/experience or suggestions? We are not planning to drive there, so I guess that may make "chateau-hopping" difficult? Or is basing in Bordeaux and joining day-trips our only option?
Hello everybody, I am ashamed of asking such a silly question, but: were you to choose between visiting Bordeaux and visiting Toulouse, which city would you prefer? Which city you think is more beautiful, or more interesting, or more fun, or more pleasant to walk through? Thanks!
First time posting to VT. Impressed by breadth of knowledge on this forum so am putting this out to all you french experts. I have 5 days in a car to get from Bordeaux to Mont Louis in the pyrenees.Starting Bordeaux . definitly St Emilion and Toulouse en route...no plan other than relaxation, good food, picnics, riverside sunbathing/swimming, walking around old towns/chateaux, wine tasting etc.Accommodation can vary from simple B/B to 5 star hotels.....location views and ambience the priority.So get thinking mes amis.......will return favour for any visitors to Ireland!!!!
We will be vacationing in th Dordogne region and will have a car . We will be driving from Sarlat and headed towards Bordeaux because we will be flying out from the Bordeaux airport. We do not want to go into Bordeaux city yet we have 2 days to stay in a village or town that would be less then an hour away from the airport? Cn yhou tell us a nice and pretty quiet town to stay in that would be closer to the airport then staying inside the city of Bordeaux ?
Hello, bonjour Je désire aller voir une pièce de théâtre entre le 25 juin et le 29juin. I would like to buy tickets for a play between June 25th and 29th. How about Les Salinières? I understand it is summer theater there right now... Although I like comedies, I don't like absurd comedies... J'aimerais avoir votre opinion sur la meilleure pièce à voir en théâtre d'été... J'ai fait une recherche sur Internet et je ne trouve que le théâtre des Salinieres. Peut -etre le niveau est très bon, mais je ne connais pas. J'ai besoin de votre avis pour aller voir du bon théâtre I need your advice Merci
Hello VT friends, I know you are going to know the answer to this... What is the area to the west of Bordeaux like? Its called the Parc Naturel Regional de Gascone. Its marked green on my map which means woodland but what is it like? Worth a detour? What are the beaches/coast like and the towns/villages around the bassin d'arcochon? I'm booked for Dordogne, St Emilion and Bordeaux and wondering now whether to head north along the coast or detour to have a look around here. Thankyou in advance lovely VT-ists
Hi all, 3 weeks in Bordeaux area coming up but not booked anything yet. Please could someone give me some advice on the nicest/most interesting villages to stay, les plus beaux villages de France, in Bordeaux area? Within, say, half an hour to one hour of the city. And the must-see attractions. Thankyou.
I will be in Bordeaux from March 23 to March 30. I love museums, churches, flea markets and thrift shops. Any suggestions? I will not have a car. Any suggestions for a day trip on public transportation? By the way, I am retired, travelling alone and speak French.
I will be in Bordeaux march 25th through April 6th. I want to visit a few places outside Bordeaux for a few days each. I will be travelling alone. I have heard the pyrenees, biarritz, and dordogne are nice. Any suggestions would be helpful. Tim from Chicago
I'm organising a group vineyard visit to Bordeaux(June) by coach from the uk and on one day,(a weekday) the driver will need a rest day. As we may be staying at Pian Medoc, which is on a bus route to Bordeaux, some members of the group may wish to visit Bordeaux, and some might like to travel on to the coast by train or bus. Is this possible, and at what time will the trains and buses stop running?
Hello, I am planning my trip to the lovely city and I will arrive on 3/25/12 which is a Sunday, to stay in a sweet little apartment just east of Place Gambetta. I am looking for a supermarche that is open on Sunday (Dimanche), which may be too much to ask but i would like to stock up on food in the afternoon, and get to relax and make dinner at the apartment, and a petit dejeuner the next morning. Is the Monoprix or Carrefours open even a little on Sundays? Any other ideas? Thanks so much in advance!!!
Hi! I've recently moved to an area north of Bordeaux and am surrounded by fields. I would like to go shopping for clothes in Bordeaux but although I have looked on the internet, I couldn't find any big department stores (you know the type, with clothes on one floor, furniture, etc. on another). Would anyone be able to give me the names of some places? I'm not looking for expensive boutiques... I would be most appreciative. Many thanks, Mira
I want to travel from Bordeaux airport 2 hours north, then back later the same day. Is there a good local company or service that would do this cheaply? They'd probably be best waiting for me at the destination till it's time to return. Going this Friday, 14th October 2011
Hi We are looking into travelling to Bordeaux next year in February so just wanted a little bit of advice to see if this is a good time to go, Normally when we travel we like to spend a few days in the main city we fly into and then travel around the area on the train. What areas/cities or towns would people suggest? We are not worried if it is a small quiet place or tricky to get to we would just like to explore the 'real France'. We would also like to know if there are any festivals or events going on at this time that we could go and see or take part in. Thank in advance
Hi everyone! I've really enjoyed reading through all these posts. We just got back from a trip through France recently and cannot wait to plan another. Bordeaux was most definitely my favorite place to visit, so when we go back we would most likely spend a lot of time there. While we really enjoyed where we stayed, l and would most definitely consider staying again, we were thinking of trying something different next time. We will probably be taking our kids next time (ages 12 and 14), so we are looking for something that is quite family friendly. Any suggestions? We are not a hundred percent sure on the kids as we aren't sure they'll enjoy it, but we do like the idea. We are thinking of going around the beginning of next year. Below is a link to the place we stayed. We would be looking at something cost comparable, but maybe a bit more family friendly. Thanks in advance for any suggestions. diytravel.co.uk/Burdigala-Bo...
Hi everyone! we are travelling to Bordeaux tomorrow , will stay there fro 4 days. We really want to see the city and also visit one of the atlantic coast villages. Could anyone advise on what village is teh easies to do a day trip to using public transport? one more question . we are staying in city residence bordeaux centre, that is 14 bis place paul avisseau. is it far from the centre? can you walk or do you have to take public transport? thanks!
Last year we visited Bordeaux for a weekend and it was great! Thanks a lot for your informaiton and answering my questions. We are going to Bordeaux next weekend again and I have some questions: On Sunday, I would like to go to the coast. Since we have visited Arcachon last year, I thought it might be nice to get somewhere alse, like Cap Ferret. Is a day trip worth it? What can we do around that area and maybe some sujjestions on oyster place? Some nice small reastaurant? I would like to escape touristic croud and go for more local type of place/food I also have Congnac in mind. Is ta reachabele by public trasport from Bordeaux? Can we make it as a 1 day saturday tour?
Hi all, I am an Australian passport holder and have acquired a 12 month working holiday visa up until June 2011. I am moving to Bordeaux at the start of September 2010 to live with my girlfriend (who is a French native). This is the situation I am in: I need to find a flat to live in, I need to learn French (at the moment I speak only the very, very basics) and I need to find a job. There is no particular order that I need to do these in! I have trawled through countless websites, including rental agencies, job agencies and forums, but have yet to find anything that gives me a vague sense of hope. Does anyone know of anything I can do to help my move easier prior to me arriving? Or is it best just to hit the ground running once I arrive in Septmeber? Speaking of which, I am under the impression that the wine harvest season begins around that time, so it might be possible to obtain work doing that. Bascially, I don''t care what work I do or where I live. Back home, I am a professional (2 university degrees and experience) but considering I don't speak French I anticipate that getting work in that field will be nigh on impossible. I''m willing to wash dishes, bar work, anything. Anyhelp or advice anyone can give would be VERY much appreciated. Thanks, Luke
have booked a flight into bordeaux and flying out of biarritz 7 days later, planning to spend 2-3 days in Bordeaux including a vinyard tour, and last 2-3 days in Biarritz chilling on beach with maybe a surf lesson included. Travelling public transport, would people recommend fitting in one more town to stop off for a day between the 2 points or spending max time in each spot? if stopping, any recommendations of stop off points en route? also any idea how long train between biarritz and bordeaux takes? thx
Hello, I'm travelling to Bordeaux in August and staying at a hotel in Le Lac. Can anyone tell me the average price of a taxi from the airport? I'll also be travelling via bus/tram in and out of the city, can anyone tell me the times of the last bus/tram? Sadly I have limited french and can't quite work out the timetables other than I would use bus 33 and Tram C! Thanks in anticipation! Torhamish
Can someone please advise best way to get from airport in Bordeaux to Creon. Doesn't look too far ?taxi
Hi there reading the posts and am impressed answers to previous questions....My wife and I will travel to bordeaux early july- 2 days in the city...then wide open for the next 8 days....as well as the north, south east and west offerings...any possibilities of being specific regarding areas to base ourselves in for a few days.......looking for a clean safe hotel...normal facilities...restaurants and scenery etc....can find the hotels no problem...but would love the recommendations re town or villages. My comment re somebody flying into Cork in Ireland with a similar question would be ...fly to Cork...go to blarney- but avoid Midleton...travel to Kinsale but ignore Macroom...etc.... can anybody offer a similar suggestion around Bordeaux...I like to drive so no worries there and we've never been in this region before so no worries on previous hassles etc many thanks selym
Hi there, I am a first time visitor to Brodeaux. I would like to travel to Bilbao from Paris. I am planning to reach Brodeaux from Paris by TGV and catch a bus or train to Bilbao / Spain. I would like to have suggestions to plan my travel by road / train to Bilbao to reach before 7PM on any day. Please let me have your valued suggestions... Thanks. Bala
Hi there, I have not been to Bordeaux before and am an experienced UK driver but not in France. Can anyone give me advice on getting from the airport to Puisseguin near St Emilion? I have done a multi-map route and the numerous slip road around Bordeaux seem a bit confusing to read about on paper - is it like this when you are actually on the road? I'd like to be prepared ... any advice welcome, tessa