Destination guide

Experience Bordeaux in holiday homes to rent

Bordeaux is a vibrant, intriguing blend of 18th-century style, millennial technology and urban street culture. Whether you want to explore streets lined with elegant buildings and premier art galleries, sample wines from sun-drenched vineyards or enjoy a stroll along the culturally rich edges of the Garonne River, you’ll find endless possibilities for a memorable experience near Bordeaux holiday homes to rent.


Heritage sites near Bordeaux holiday rentals

History buffs will find plenty of intriguing historical sites to explore in Bordeaux. Holiday homes can be found near heritage sites like the City of Wine, a high-tech wine history museum with interactive displays and tastings, and Musée d'Aquitaine, a regional history museum with artefacts and sculptures from the city’s prehistoric period. Puerta de Cailhau, a historic city gate with a grand facade, and the Girondins Monument, a dramatic fountain monument with a column honouring revolutionaries, are also highlights. You may enjoy the Grosse Cloche, a large 18th-century bell tower over a former dungeon for juveniles.

Things to do

Things to do near Bordeaux holiday homes

Bordeaux has a diverse range of attractions to experience on your trip. Holiday homes can be found near places like Place de la Bourse, a landmark square with historic architecture and a vast reflecting pool, and the Bordeaux Cathedral, an iconic Romanesque cathedral with organ recitals and services. You could also enjoy an opera performance at the Grand Théâtre de Bordeaux, a majestic auditorium with music and dance performances, and the Pey Berland Tower, a Gothic bell tower with panoramic views.


Sightseeing in and around Bordeaux

Are you looking for attractions to see while you're in town? Venture out of your holiday home and experience everything that makes Bordeaux a fun place to get away to. These are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Maison du Vin de Bordeaux (0.4 mi / 0.7 km)
  • Chateau Haut Brion (2.1 mi / 3.4 km)
  • Bordeaux Wine School (0.4 mi / 0.7 km)
  • Caliceo Aquatic Center (2.6 mi / 4.2 km)
  • Chateau Luchey-Halde (2.9 mi / 4.6 km)
  • Swimming Stadium Henri Deschamps (3.3 mi / 5.4 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural landscape of Bordeaux

Travellers appreciate the stunning river views and beautiful gardens, which is just a taste of what Bordeaux has to offer. Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your holiday in Bordeaux. Here are some of the area’s noteworthy natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Jardin Public (0.8 mi / 1.3 km)
  • Jardin Botanique (0.8 mi / 1.4 km)
  • Bordeaux Botanical Garden (0.9 mi / 1.4 km)
  • Bordelais Park (1.6 mi / 2.5 km)
  • Hermitage Park (3.1 mi / 5 km)
  • House of Nature (4.8 mi / 7.7 km)
How to get there

Transport options to and around Bordeaux

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

If you're travelling 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.

Food & drink 

Regional food and wine in Bordeaux

Bordeaux is a rich wine region with lush vineyards that celebrate the ancient art of viticulture. Fine wines aged for years are opened following the autumnal harvest and are meant to be enjoyed while exploring the city’s vibrant dining scene that blends traditional French cuisine, experimental bistros, creative fusion cuisine and gourmet coffee. Bordeaux offers many restaurant and cellar options within the city, but you can also enjoy a wine-tasting day trip through the lush valleys to sample some lesser-known wines from premier wineries. Holiday homes in Bordeaux put you within reach of all this and more so you can satisfy your every craving during your trip.

Family friendly

Family fun near Bordeaux pet-friendly accommodation

Families with children will find plenty of entertainment in Bordeaux. Holiday homes can be found near kid-friendly attractions like Cap Sciences, a science museum with a kids’ area, a living lab and a cafe, and Parc Bordelais, a large park space with trees, a lake, local-breed farm animals and play areas for kids. Palais Gallien, an ancient Roman amphitheatre and ruins, and the Bernard Magrez Cultural Institute, a vibrant cultural centre with creative workshops and art events, are also great for kids.

Good for couples

Romantic holiday accommodation in Bordeaux

With its wine, history and cultural beauty, Bordeaux is ideal for a romantic couple’s retreat. Holiday homes are available near romantic places like Jardin Botanique de Bordeaux, a landscaped botanical garden with regional plants, an arboretum, glasshouses and a water garden, and the CAPC Museum of Contemporary Art of Bordeaux, a contemporary art museum within a 19th-century warehouse. You may also enjoy BETASOM, a vast World War II-era submarine base that’s now an art museum with masterpiece exhibits, and Parliament Square, a city square with a picturesque fountain and cafes.

Where to stay near Bordeaux?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,238 holiday rentals near Bordeaux. From 479 Houses to 50 Villas, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Bordeaux for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

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

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Bordeaux:

  • Capucins - Victoire: 304 holiday homes
  • Downtown: 463 holiday homes
  • Saint Genès: 217 holiday homes
  • Saint Seurin - Fondaudège: 351 holiday homes
  • La Bastide: 311 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Bordeaux?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Bordeaux. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Bordeaux St-Jean Station: 1,333 holiday rentals
  • Great Synagogue of Bordeaux: 1,330 holiday rentals
  • Bassin a Flot: 1,359 holiday rentals
  • Bordeaux Botanical Garden: 1,331 holiday rentals
  • Bordeaux Congress Center: 1,363 holiday 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 holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Bordeaux?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 479 Houses in Bordeaux. Our other popular types of Bordeaux holiday rentals include:

  • Villas: 50 holiday houses
  • Condos/Apartments: 522 holiday houses
  • Cottages: 41 holiday houses

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

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Bordeaux?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 373 holiday homes with pool available in Bordeaux. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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