Map of Bordeaux (France). / Javier Belloso
Notre Dame d'Aquitaine 10.30 Progress towards the Cathedral of Saint Andre (4). Note that most of the religious architecture of Bordeaux is more interesting outside than inside. Still, Saint André worth a visit, if only to see that the body, which is the largest in France. Leaving find Pey Berland Tower, which is actually the bell tower of the cathedral. The largest bell, called Notre Dame de Aquitaine, weighs eight tons. The tower dates from the fifteenth century and has four levels. The brave can climb the 231 steps and enjoy an incredible view. Those who dare can not have a coffee in one of the terraces.
12.00 On the street of Victor Hugo Let's take a walk to the river by the Cours Pasteur. On the left, look at the facade of the Museum of Aquitaine (5). Left take Victor Hugo Street, offering the vision of two notable buildings: to the right, the Lycee Montaigne (6), and, on the left, the bell tower of the church of Saint Eloi (7). At the end of the Cours is the door of Burgundy (8). We are facing the Garonne river. Crossing the Pont de Pierre (9) to appreciate the view. Then retrace your steps to take the Rue de la Fusterie becoming the place du Bourg, where you will see the church of Saint Michel (10). Surround it and look at the porch and bell tower. In the square, antiques lovers come together at Le Passage Saint Michelle, a lovely mixed bag where you can find vintage furniture or jewelry centenarians.
Strolling in ten minutes we arrive at the Place de la Victoire (11), a lively place to be center of university life. This is a good area to eat the plate du jour at an affordable price. There are several rooms, but we recommend Auguste or San Anton, with menu 13 euros.
15.00 Sweet steps Chartrons district in Bordeaux (France). / JD Dallet
Climb the Rue de Sante Catherine (12). At the beginning of the street there are many cheap clothing stores. Then the area will be more sophisticated and expensive. We'll be back to the Rue de la Porte Dijeaux, and moving the bow of Port Dijeaux find a place that requires a stop: Baillardran pastry (13), the best place to test cannelés Bordeaux: a fluffy biscuits crunchy exterior as the pastry chefs confess, are very difficult to do. All of this confectionery are unsurpassed. The ready to wear, but eat freshly made is an experience.
Walking on the left, go down the Rue Bouffard, a little street with antique shops. On the right, in a beautiful hotel, is the Museum of Decorative Arts (14) (39 Rue Bouffard). Spend some time: not only exhibit fans or porcelain, but recreating the eighteenth lifestyle in different rooms.
From there, in less than ten minutes to reach the secluded Chapelet Square, where we see the church of Notre Dame (15), Baroque, which hosted the funeral of Francisco de Goya. At the back, the beautiful Nice hotel, and left the old shopping arcade Sarget. Two minutes is the Marche du Grands Hommes (16) (Place des Grands Hommes). If you want to buy local delicacies, shop Ducs de Gascogne (4 Galerie des Grands Hommes) is perfect.
18.00 Do not miss a drink Bernar Venet sculpture opposite the Grand Theatre de Bordeaux (France). / Romain Cintract
We expect the Place de la Comedie, Bordeaux center of life, full of lively cafés chaired by striking opera house (17), in which there is a luxurious restaurant low. Next to the square is the Bordeaux Wine Academy (18), with its Bar au vin (3 Cours du XXX Juillet). There you can choose between twenty labels by the glass at very correct. For example: a glass (15 cl) of Pressac Chatau sublime (Saint Emilion Grand Cru) costs 6 euros. If you try several wines can order half glasses. Would you like a tasting led by a sommelier? On Fridays, and subject, the restaurant Comptoir Cuisine (19) offers four wines and four caps for his expert commented, Nicolas Lacoste, who speaks perfect Spanish. The price, reasonable: 20 euros per person.
20.30 Two options For dinner, head to the place du Parlament. It is a bustling and beautiful, with many terraces. At number 16 is the square Edouard (20), where a dinner for two with a bottle of wine is less than 50 euros. If you want something special, in the Rue St. Pierre du Parlament is Le Petit Comerce (21), with its tempting offer of seafood.
Sources nocturnal 22.00 A last walk: down the Rue Ferdinand Philippart arrived at the Place de la Bourse, one of the most beautiful places in Bordeaux. The lighting of buildings and its central source makes it worthwhile to see at night. Move closer to the river to see the so-called lakes (large ponds where children splash in summer) and fire the day with a drink on the terrace of the restaurant Gabriel (22) (one Michelin star).