Destination guide

You'll never get bored o' good ol' Bordeaux

Raise a glass to Bordeaux—a city so good, they named a wine after it. Set along the Garonne River, Bordeaux is a lively city known for its rich local history and scenic country vistas, as well as a wealth of museums and other cultural institutions. Perhaps best known for its famed vineyards and wineries, Bordeaux is a popular destination for culinary tourism, and you'll find plenty of world-class dining in the area, too. A major cultural hub, your Bordeaux vacation rental will put you close to landmarks like the Musee des Beaux-Arts de Bordeaux and the Grand Theatre de Bordeaux.

Things to do

Bordeaux's winemaking is nothing to whine about

We'd bet that the first time you heard Bordeaux's name mentioned, it was in the context of the region's excellent wines, and you'll find a number of winemakers in the area. A popular choice for visitors, the Chateau d'Agassac offers everything from guided winery tours to elegant dinners with expertly paired wines, all in a 13th-century castle that would make Cinderella green with envy. The city also boasts a number of art and cultural institutions—you can check out world-class artworks at the Musee des Beaux-Arts de Bordeaux, or catch a live performance at the Grand Theatre de Bordeaux.

Activities

Eat (and drink) your heart out in Bordeaux

Bordeaux's motto may as well be "Eat, drink, and be merry," and the region's rolling hillsides and riverfront gardens make an ideal backdrop for a leisurely picnic lunch with a bottle (or 2) of local wine. In the center of town, you can stroll amid the upscale shops and eateries that line the city's historic public plazas, and the city also hosts regular food, art, and culture festivals throughout the year. Love music? You can take your pick from a number of live music venues featuring performances by local and international acts most nights of the week.

Weather

Hot, cold, and everything in between in Bordeaux

Bordeaux has an oceanic climate, with hot, relatively wet summers and mild winters with regular frosts. Average summer highs peak around 80 degrees in July and August. Winter temperatures average highs of 50 degrees and lows of 38 degrees in December and January, and snowfall is fairly uncommon. Bordeaux is a popular destination for warm-weather visitors, thanks to its ample outdoor space and al fresco lifestyle. You'll have the most luck scoring killer deals on Bordeaux vacation rentals during the colder months, when the crowds are at their thinnest.

Natural features

Bucolic Bordeaux's boundless, bountiful beauty

Just under 40 miles from the Atlantic coast in the Aquitaine region of France, Bordeaux occupies a low-lying area beside the Garonne River, surrounded by low hills and rolling countryside. At the nearby Landes de Gascogne Regional Natural Park, you'll find more than 775,000 acres of preserved wilderness—including pine forests, wetlands, and coastline—between the Garonne River and the Atlantic Ocean. The park is also home to a waterfront bird sanctuary that sees about 30,000 migratory birds each year. With a Bordeaux vacation rental, you'll be surrounded by one of France's most diverse ecosystems.

How to get there

Transportation options to and around Bordeaux

Fly into Bordeaux (BOD-Merignac), the closest airport, located 5.7 mi (9.2 km) from the city center.

If you're traveling by train, Bordeaux St-Jean Station, Bordeaux-Benauge Station and Bordeaux Cauderan-Merignac Station are the main stations in the area. You can get around Bordeaux by catching a ride on the metro at City Hall, Hotel de Ville Tram Station or Musee d'Aquitaine Tram Station.

Where to stay around Bordeaux?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 1,237 vacation rentals near Bordeaux. From 507 Houses to 54 Villas, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Bordeaux for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Bordeaux?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Bordeaux:

  • Downtown: 453 vacation rentals
  • Capucins - Victoire: 299 vacation rentals
  • Victor Hugo - Saint-Augustin: 359 vacation rentals
  • Chartrons: 300 vacation rentals
  • Saint-Michel - Nansouty - Saint-Genès: 324 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Bordeaux?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Bordeaux. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Bordeaux (ZFQ-Saint-Jean SNCF Train Station): 1,367 vacation rentals
  • Grand Theater Opera National of Bordeaux: 1,362 vacation rentals
  • Les Grands Hommes: 1,360 vacation rentals
  • Saint-Michel's Bell Tower: 1,370 vacation rentals
  • Chaban Delmas Bridge: 1,392 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Bordeaux listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Bordeaux?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 507 Houses in Bordeaux. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Bordeaux include:

  • Villas: 54 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 492 rentals available
  • Cottages: 42 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Bordeaux?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 374 vacation rentals with pool available in Bordeaux. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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