Shopping in Bordeaux
Bordeaux is not the most famous tourist city in France, and nevertheless
Bordeaux is not thought of as a typical shopping city. But there you are wrong
again. The city's many pedestrian streets invite you to walk and shop. France is
known for its fashion boutiques, and Bordeaux certainly does not embarrass this.
Here you will meet Cartier, Hugo Boss, Louis Vuitton and everyone else we cannot
afford. We recommend the Cours de l'Intendance Street and Gambretta
Square for those who are fashion lovers and can afford it.
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Fortunately, Bordeaux is also filled with stores that sell products at much
Wine and Antiques
It is known throughout France that in Bordeaux you can buy wines and antiques
of the highest class. There are many specialty shops for just that. Get to the
Rue Notre-Dame street where there are crowds of antique shops.
For wine and food we suggest Cousin & Compagnie in the
rue du Parlement St Pierre, no. 36. Here you get good advice and
opportunity to taste.
Shopping streets in Bordeuax
For shops in general, the pedestrian rue Sainte-Catherine is the
leading. Start at Place de la Comedie. Here you will find
Galeries Lafayette, one of our favorites when it comes to clothes,
interiors and much more. The Lafayette chain is perhaps France's most well-known
and most popular department store.
Shopping centers in Bordeaux
Meriadeck is located on rue Claude Bonnier Street
and is open Monday to Saturday from 1000 to 2000. This is probably the largest
center in Bordeaux. Especially good on affordable fashionable clothes for
ladies. Also, you will of course find more dining options and everything else
you would expect in a modern shopping center.
Le Marche des Grand Hommes is located on Place des
Grands Hommes and is open Monday to Saturday from 0700 to 2000. Check out
the food department!
Some special tips for Bordeaux!
Black Sea Caviar is a chain that specializes in selling
Russian caviar from the Black Sea, and also the very exclusive caviar from Iran.
This is a store you won't find here at home. You can also buy the right vodka
for your caviar brand here. The address is 5, rue de Martignac
One store that specializes in cheese sales is Antonin in the
street 6, rue Fondaudège. Here, cheese is made according to old secret
recipes and the production is done in the traditional way.
Eating in Bordeaux
We all know that the wine is good in Bordeaux and then it should come as no
surprise that the food is also prepared according to all the rules of art.
French cuisine is considered among the foremost, if not the best, in
Food markets in Bordeaux
Bordeaux has a variety of food markets and you will probably find twenty
pieces only in the city itself which offers vegetables, fresh fish and meat
straight from the slaughter bench. One of the largest markets is called the
Marche des Capucins or Capus as the locals
say. From this market, local restaurants have sourced their ingredients in the
18th century. Early in the morning there is plenty of life on the Marche des
Capucins and a tourist tip is to get up here early one morning. The address is
Place des Capucins Bordeaux.
Bordaux is primarily known for combining food traditions and ingredients from
its three neighboring regions, Perigord, Landes and Gironde. Thus, the
restaurants in Bordeaux appear with a varied and exciting menu. Try Lampoire a
la bordelaise, ie local fish cooked in, among other things, red wine. Bordeaux
restaurants often have some delicious desserts, and creperies can be found in
several places. Perhaps the most recognized is La Crepe d'Or?
Please note that if you ask for water next to the wine, you will probably get
an expensive bottle of mineral water, unless you specify otherwise.
Some selected restaurants in Bordeaux are:
Seafood and French
A. thibaud in street 53, rue Saint Remi. The restaurant is considered one of
the best in seafood and has been in operation for more than 20 years. Here
you get daily variations in the menu based on which ingredients are best
there and then, but classics like lobster in champagne sauce should be
available. The wine cellar is of course excellent. NB! Don't come in shorts
You will find this institution of a restaurant on the street 27, rue Buhan. The
laurels are not rested here, and the menu is constantly evolving without
compromising on quality. If you want to try modern French cuisine this is the
place. Dresscode is smart business!
Le Cafe Gourmand
On street 3, rue Buffon you will find a wonderfully located cafe with a relaxing
atmosphere. Cheese, artichokes, hare or seafood. The selection is large, there
is good service and the prices are nice. You can also drop by for a cup of
coffee and sweets.
A slightly different choice can be found in street 266, rue Sainte Catherine. Le
Phenicien is a mix of Paris and Lebanon where you get sandwiches with the most
delicious accessories. The cafe is also known for its very tasty kebabs. Of
course, you get all varieties of tea at such a cafe.