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Spectacular View in Historic Center - sleeps 2-4, elevator, Wifi

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 645 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

This renovated two-bedroom apartment is at the top of an 18th century building in the center of World Heritage listed Bordeaux. There is a spectacular view from the private terrace, overlooking the ancient city gate, the Porte de Bourgogne. Beyond is the Garonne river and the Pont de Pierre – the bridge over which Napoleon took his troops to Spain. You can sit with a drink in hand feeling like you are in the front row of a theatre.

Bordeaux Terrace has a mix of modern and antique furnishings and is colorful, warm and inviting. The floor area is 60 square meters in size (645 square feet).

Accommodation is for up to four people​. ​The main bedroom has a King size bed (which can be converted into two singles), and the second bedroom has two single beds (which can also be converted to a King size bed).

There is a well equipped kitchen with an induction stove, oven and washing machine; a shower room, plus a separate toilet.

Amenities include Wifi, Cable TV, a Bluetooth speaker (Harmon Kardon) to connect with your digital device, free phone calls to most countries, books, and board games.

For hot days, there is cross ventilation and fans including a Dyson fan and air-purifier in the main bedroom. During winter, there are efficient electric heaters.

As well as the​ ​sandstone spiral staircase, there is also an elevator. Taxis can stop outside the door and the tram stop is just 200 feet (60 meters) from the apartment building. There is also a supervised parking station two minutes walk away.

The apartment building faces onto a small street. Around the corner near St Michel Basilica is an artisan baker, with a daily second-hand market held in the square outside. On Saturdays the best regional produce is available at a market in the same location, and on Sundays is the largest antique market in South-West France. On a road leading from St Michel is the daily Capucins market, where you can stock up on gourmet ingredients and feast on oysters and white wine.

Keywords: Apartment, flat, self-catering accommodation

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Capucins - Victoire Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 4
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 645 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Gatherings of more than 6 people (including guests) are not permitted. It is a residential building, so be considerate of the neighbours.
  • No commercial activities on the premises.
  • The apartment is strictly for the number of guests agreed to at the time of booking (or subsequently in writing). No sub-letting is permitted.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Elevator ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Kitchen
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • One bathroom with a walk-in shower and handbasin, plus there is a separate toilet.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1) Can be made into two singles. , Twin or Single Beds (1) Can be made into a King size bed.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
A variety of board games and books are provided.


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Spectacular View in Historic Center - sleeps 2-4, elevator, Wifi
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 12 reviews
Kansas City, MO

Very Comfortable with Great Views

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is a comfortable two bedroom and looks exactly as shown on the website. One of the things we like about VRBO rentals is the feeling like you’re in a real neighborhood. This apartment certainly is that. The main room is large, with lots of light and is convenient for cooking, dining in and relaxing. We were two couples in our mid ‘60s. We alternated dining out and cooking in. There are many small groceries within 5 minutes and a supermarket about 10 minutes walk. A plus was that a food caddie was provided. The patio is delightful – we used it extensively to sitting out with wine or coffee and watch the city go by below. Old city Bordeaux is across the street – fun to explore and find impromptu cafes/bistros. No dishwasher. No air conditioning although we weren’t uncomfortable even in mid July having the cross ventilation on the top floor. Good access to the old part of Bordeaux. Recommended.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved the apartment and Bordeaux

  • 5 of 5

After spending 3 weeks in the countryside I wasn't quite prepared for coming across the bridge into Bordeaux Centre. But after an evening's rest in this wonderful apartment in a beautiful old building I was prepared to explore Bordeaux. Cross over Victor Hugo Blvd and in 5 minutes you are in the beautiful old center. Walk in the other direction and you are in a vibrant neighborhood with a wonderful Sat. open market surrounded by cafes and with street performers. Yes the apartment has everything you need especially if you want to cook some meals. Best cookware and sharp knifes we have ever found. Charlotte who welcomed us was extremely patient with my travel grumpiness. Best restaurants Le Petit Commerce for lunch and Karl's for breakfast. Fromagerie Deruelle about 5-10 mins. has fresh pasta, meats, cheeses, cheesecake to take home. Walk along the river at night. Gorgeous. Walk on the reflecting pool. Everyone is extremely friendly.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Houston, Texas

Excellent location, everything great plus nice terrace.

  • 5 of 5

Spent a week here and loved it. Fourth floor, but we never used stairs as small elevator available. Two bedrooms but we only needed the one. Well stocked (soap, laundry detergent, kitchen stuff), spacious and a great terrace with a great view. Updated plumbing and good cross-ventilation. Absolutely great location - it didn't look like it when we first arrived, but it really is a great location, near everything and safe. Garage is just around the corner and parking was 50 euros for the week. Minutes walks from museums, opera house, St. Katherine St, etc. Loads of good restaurants within 15 minutes walk. Carrefour grocery down the street. Only small suggestions for improvement are a coffee-maker (we used the French-press, but it's more of a production) and we did battle mosquitoes. Charlotte said they are getting screens installed, which must have been a project because no one around seems to have them but it's a great idea. Very quiet location - no noise ever while we were there. Nicely decorated. Although no clothes dryer, the spin on the washer worked great and stuff dried quickly on the rack. If we come back to Bordeaux we would stay there again, no question. Very well managed and responsive.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am glad these guests enjoyed their stay. An update - there are now insect screens on all the windows and one on the door to the terrace, so mosquitoes in summer are no longer a problem.
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Quick stay

  • 5 of 5

A small group of us were traveling to France and Spain and spent three days at the Bordeaux Terrace. It was a fantastic home base for us as we toured the city close to public transportation and shops and dining. We enjoyed getting to know the city and then heading back to the lovely accommodations. Suzanne and Charlotte were wonderful hosts and I would highly recommend this property!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Arizona and California

The Traveling In-Laws

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at the Bordeaux Terrace which is centrally located with easy accessibility to restaurants and shopping by walking. The parking was not a problem for us. The roof top terrace was very nice for relaxing with a glass of wine and nibbling on cheese after a day of seeing the sights. We also took the open top bus through town which is worth while for resting your feet. All the rooms were roomy, comfortable and clean. The bathroom was nice and it worked very well to have a separate toilet room. Charlotte was very informative and helpful. She met our needs. We would recommend this apartment. The elevator was nice, too, for transporting our luggage.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2013
  • Stayed: September 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Happy Traveller

  • 3 of 5

The location of this unit was ok as we were able to walk to all of the touristy sights. Were lots of restaurants nearby & a few grocery stores. However the photos are a little overstated & I question newly renovated! There is only 1 toilet and it is separated from the main bathroom which has no toilet. There is no sink for use in the room with the toilet so then you had to go back to the main bath to wash up. The toilet room is interesting. The main bath was very modern, however, we had to leave the 'curtains' closed in one of the bedrooms as a window looked directly into the main bathroom. The lovely spiral staircase was not that lovely and the elevator held barely 2 people. The bedrooms are just OK - The parking garage was very safe but expensive at 15E per day not 12. Would we stay here again?? No I don't think so! We were two couples and were disappointed as we had just stayed in 3 other VRBO locations which were much nicer for the same price.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This is the first negative review of Bordeaux Terrace we have received since we began offering it for rent it in 2007. This guest has failed to mention one of the best attributes of the apartment and the reason it is so much in demand – the spectacular view from the terrace, which is a unique feature in that area of historic Bordeaux. The apartment was last repainted and refurbished in August 2012. Yes, there is a separate toilet and bathroom, which is clearly stated in the description. This is common in France. We rent out six apartments in Bordeaux and all, except one, are laid out like this. Most people regard it as a bonus. It’s a pity they didn’t appreciate the World Heritage listed staircase, which is a gem. In heritage buildings, it’s rare to find large elevators, as they need to be fitted into existing spaces. While accepting that some Canadians may be unused to European style and design, the comment about the bathroom is simply wrong. It is not possible to see into the bathroom from the main bedroom, as there is a glass brick wall. The curtain is simply there to shield the occupants from excess light. There is also another window in the bedroom onto a tiny, pretty garden. We quoted 12.50 euros per day for the parking garage, which was correct when the quote was given. It’s a pity that a price rise of two and a half euros has caused distress to this guest. (There is a cheaper parking garage a couple of minutes walk further on, which the guest was told about.) Fortunately the opinion of this reviewer is not shared with the hundreds of other holidaymakers who have stayed at Bordeaux Terrace – many of whom have written glowing reviews in our guest book and online.
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Suzanna Clarke
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french
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Calendar last updated:
February 17, 2018

About Suzanna Clarke

My husband and I are writers and love French food, wine, architecture and culture. It is a joy to be able to live for a few weeks a year in Bordeaux. When we are not there, we are happy to be able to share this experience with others.

Suzanna Clarke purchased this apartment in 2007

Why Suzanna Clarke chose Capucins - Victoire

As soon as we saw this apartment we knew it was perfect. The view is breathtaking and, unusually for an apartment in an eighteenth century building, it has a terrace and a lift. The streets nearby are in a pedestrian only zone (although you can take a taxi to the door of our apartment building), so you get a hint of how it must have felt to live there hundreds of years ago - many films are shot here for that reason.

What makes this apartment unique

In the area adjacent to our apartment are wonderful cobbled streets with restaurants, bars and cafes - including some famous ones. 100 metres away is the Gothic cathedral of Saint Michel. Every weekend in the surrounding square is the biggest open-air food market and antique and bric-a-brac market in the region. The apartment is only a short walk away from Rue St Catherine - the longest pedestrian shopping street in Europe, and the tram stop is about 200 feet away.


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Tupiña (La)
"One of the top restaurants for regional cuisine. "
Le Petit Commerce
"Fantastic variety of seafood, prepared simply and well. This place is usually packed with lo..."
Quartier des Chartrons
"Lots of antique shops in the backstreets and discount clothing and homewares shops along the..."
Quartier St-Michel
"Check out the Gothic Cathedral, and the antique center nearby. There is a wonderful antiques..."
Bordeaux St-Jean Train Station (Bordeaux-Midi)
"Only 5 mins from the apartment by tram, Gare St Jean is easy to navigate if you are getting ..."
Saint Catherine Street (Rue Sainte-Catherine)
"The longest pedestrian shopping street in France, Rue St Catherine is an excellent place to ..."
Utopia St Siméon
"An excellent art-house cinema, surrounded by good places to eat. "
Apple Store Bordeaux
"I have managed to spend an obscene amount of money in this store. As with all Apple stores, ..."
L'Alysson Brasserie
"A meat-eaters delight. "
Jardin Public
"A gorgeous place to hang out on a warm day. I suggest having lunch or a drink in the small r..."
Nearest Airport
9 Miles
Bordeaux Merignac
Nearest Barpub
Across the road
Nearest Ferry
86 Miles
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Gare St Jean
Nearest Motorway
1.25 Miles
Number 21
Nearest Restaurant
A wide variety of restaurants available near by
Nearest Beach
44 Miles
Nearest Point of Interest
Weekend Markets
Nearest Point of Interest
Porte de Bourgogne
Nearest Point of Interest
Rue Sainte Catherine
Nearest Point of Interest
The Wine Merchant's district Les Chartrons
Nearest Point of Interest
Palais de la Bourse
Nearest Point of Interest
The Old Town
Nearest Point of Interest
The Grand Theatre
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Tourist Office
Nearest Point of Interest
Gare Saint Jean (railway station)
Nearest Point of Interest
Jardin Public (public gardens)
Nearest Point of Interest
Capucins covered market
Car: not necessary

Day trips an be made to vineyards and chateaux in the Bordeaux region; the seaside towns of Arcachon and Cap Ferret are nearby.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $123.35

Refundable damage deposit of 200 euros is payable in cash on arrival and will be returned at the end of the stay, after the apartment has been checked for breakages.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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