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Elegant, charming apartment with amazing views

Bedrooms 1
Space 538 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Spacious one bedroom apartment in the historic centre

This elegant, beautifully designed apartment is truly French in style. It is on the second floor of an eighteenth century building, on one of Bordeaux's best streets.

You enter a hallway leading to an unusually large and light living/dining room, with three sets of French doors opening onto Juliette balconies. There are excellent views towards the ever-changing Garonne river in one direction and down the sweep of neo-classical buildings on Cours d'Alsace Lorraine in the other. The area is vibrant and lively, with bars, restaurants, cafes and shops and public transport close by. It's the ideal place if you enjoy being in the heart of the action.

The contemporary kitchen is well-equipped with a dishwasher and microwave.

The comfortable double bedroom also has a set of French doors offering a view, while the thick curtains ensure you can sleep at any time of day. The bathroom also has a washing machine.

Bordeaux River View apartment is situated in the historic centre of the World Heritage listed city, close to all the major sights and an ideal location for visits to vineyards, the wine school, wine-tasting venues and French language schools.

Our English and French speaking caretaker will meet you and show you the apartment. She is on hand should you need any advice or assistance during your stay. There is a House Book, containing restaurant recommendations, transport information and other services you may require. A maid service is available on demand.

Surrounding the apartment are streets and squares with literally hundreds of excellent bars and restaurants. There are also numerous markets nearby, selling everything from gourmet produce to antiques.

About a three minute walk away is the famous Rue Sainte-Catherine. At 1.2 kilometres, it is the longest pedestrian shopping street in France and features shops like Galeries Lafayette, Fnac, C&A, H&M, most of the major labels; plus a multitude of designer boutiques and specialty shops.

If you wish to venture further afield, the tram stop is about 20 meters from the apartment building, with routes which can take you all over the city. If outlet shopping is your thing, head for Quai des Marques, near Chartrons, where you will find lots of shops offering clothing and homewares at greatly reduced prices.

Just down the Quai Richelieu, which you can see from the apartment window, is the Place de la Bourse - the royal square built under Louis XV. The semi-circle of eighteenth century buildings is reflected in the shallow pool, the Miror d'eau, which in summer comes alive with people splashing, wading and making the most of the warm weather.

You can stroll or cycle along the linear park which follows the river, where families and friends picnic among the flowers.

If you would like to explore the wine region you can either rent a car or take one of the many small group tours available through Bordeaux Tourism. The tourist office is about a 10 minute walk, or a 3 minute tram ride away, near the Grand Theatre.

More Details

Property Manager
Suzanna Clarke
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 15, 2017

About Suzanna Clarke

I am a professional writer, renovator and constant traveller. My husband and I and love French food, wine, architecture, music and culture. Originally from New Zealand and Australia, we are now permanently based in the Northern Hemisphere with homes in France and Morocco. It is a joy for us to be able to spend part of each year in Bordeaux. The city has so much to offer and when we are away, it is a pleasure to be able to share this experience with others and help them make the most of their holiday. Our team have a vast amount of experience in meeting, greeting and making guests feel comfortable. We are happy to assist in every way.

Suzanna Clarke purchased this apartment in 2006

Why Suzanna Clarke chose Bordeaux

This is an unusually large apartment for a one bedroom, and is classically elegant. I love the view in two directions - to the river and along one of Bordeaux's finest streets.

What makes this apartment unique

It's close to restaurants and bars, and only a minute's walk away from Rue St Catherine, the longest shopping street in Europe.


Hôtel de Ville - Quinconces Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 538 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 12:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Waterfront
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , washing machine
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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(14 traveler reviews)

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Elegant, charming apartment with amazing views
average rating of 4.5 based on 14 reviews

Expectations Not Met

  • 1 of 5

The images shown on the website look inviting, however this apartment, in reality, is in a very noisy location with trams and cars running either side of the building. If opening the windows for fresh air, the traffic noise is intolerable The apartment condition is a little shabby and tired looking. The basin over the washing machine in the bathroom is too high to use comfortably, the bath towels are scrunchy and poor quality, along with the bed sheets.

One power point in the kitchen to serve the kettle, toaster and coffee machine is not practical. First impressions say a lot and overflowing rubbish bins and bagged rubbish piled in the foyer was not what we were expecting.

We thank Charlotte, our contact, for organising a dentist and helping us with tram tickets, she was very helpful.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic location with all the comforts of home!

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful property located in the midst of the best of Bordeaux. We loved being half a block from the tram that takes you anywhere in Bordeaux, close to restaurants and the beauty of the riverfront! We enjoyed the Saturday market and had a picnic on the grass with wine, Camembert and foie gras and at night, we enjoyed the magical "water mirror" reflecting the Place de la Bource the apartment was very comfortable and had everything we needed. The stairs mentioned by a previous review were not a problem for us as we appreciated burning a few calories after eating so much delicious French food! You couldn't ask for a more convenient location, with charming cafes and pubs nearby and two grocery stores within a block. We loved this place! Thank you for sharing your wonderful home with us!

  • Submitted: May 17, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely apartment, great location

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time in Bordeaux. The apartment was very conveniently located near to River, trams and within walking distance of the city. Wonderful historic buildings, many interesting bistrots and restaurants. Bordeaux is a bit like Paris of the south. There is so much to see and the trams are a great asset to getting around.

The apartment was comfortable and nicely furnished so nice to come back to after a long day exploring.

If you are booking this apartment there are two things you need to bear in mind. It is on the second floor in an old building, no lift and maybe a struggle for some to heave your luggage up the winding staircases.

The second thing is the bathroom. If you are not very tall, as my husband and I, reaching the washbasin is a bit of a challenge and there is no way we could reach the light over the mirror because it was well over 6' up.

Charlotte, the property manager, is a lovely lady, willing to help with any request and to ensure that your stay is comfortable.

Mary- Sutton Coldfield UK

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Relaxing stay!

  • 5 of 5

We had a relaxing, pleasant stay in this comfortable apartment which is very well located just across the street from the river but also very close to the scenic parts of town. We appreciated the little touches like the Nespresso coffee pods and other basic items that the kitchen was stocked with. Charlotte met us at the apartment to get us settled and was very responsive to a couple of little questions I had via text message throughout our stay. She even gave us a restaurant recommendation for San Sebastian where we were heading next. We will stay here again if we ever find ourselves in Bordeaux in the future.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely apartment, perfect location, great view

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a month in February. The apartment was perfect for two people: a comfortable living room, with plenty of full length windows and a view of the river. Cable TV and Internet/WiFi. Although we didn't cook much, the kitchen would be more than adequate for those who do. The bed was very comfortable and the combination of shutters and curtains kept the bedroom very dark, good for sleeping in. The location was superb: right on the quay, a short distance from the beautiful Place de la Bourse. Many restaurants within walking distance. We walked almost everywhere but there are also tram lines just outside the door or around the corner. For excursions outside the city, the main train station is a few stops away on the tram.

Other reviewers have commented about noise: Bordeaux is a university city with lots of students. They tend to gather around bars, of which there are two in close proximity, and you will hear them on weekends and football nights. However, the cheering was relatively intermittent and didn't keep us up. In any event, you can sleep in, as I mentioned.

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A lovely elegant apartment with views towards the river

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our four days in this lovely apartment. The apartment had everything we needed and was very well equipped. Bordeaux is a lovely city to spend a few days. Lots of restaurants, bars and good shopping. The central area is small enough to walk around quite easily although the trams are very frequent if needed. We really enjoyed our stay and would love to return.

Tom and Julie

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: not necessary

This recently renovated apartment is on the second floor of an 18th century building in the center of World Heritage listed Bordeaux. There are wonderful views to the Garonne river in one direction, and right down the elegant Cours d'Alsace Lorraine in the other, through the three sets of French doors and balconies in the living room.

The apartment is tastefully renovated in a contemporary French style and is comfortable and inviting.

The windows are double glazed, ensuring it is warm and quiet.

There is a large lounge and dining room and one bedroom with a double bed. There is a fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher, microwave and a well designed bathroom.

Wi-fi and Cable TV are included.

Taxis can stop close to the door and the tram stop is just metres away. There is also parking nearby.


Rates & Availability

Hôtel de Ville - Quinconces Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High season
Jun 22 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Mid season
Nov 1 2017 - Dec 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
High season
Dec 18 2017 - Jan 3 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Exit cleaning/laundry fee $93.02

A security deposit of 200 euros is due in cash on arrival, and will be returned after there are found to be no breakages at the end of your stay.
The amounts shown are for 1-2 people.
Please inquire about rates for longer periods.

Rates include bed linen, towels, Wi-Fi access and utilities.
Min. stay 3 nights.

There is a 200 Euro security deposit payable in cash on arrival, refundable on departur

Manager'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.
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