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Bordeaux, Libourne-Saint Emilion, the Ile de Ré: browse our news and tips to help you plan your stay!
BOOK DIRECT!

Have you found us via one of the big rental platforms such as Airbnb? Congratulations! You’re now well on the way to getting the best rate for exactly the same product! Naturally, we understand you may hesitate about booking direct with us. With so much talk about scams and fraud, who wouldn’t think twice? We […]

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The Bordeaux River Shuttle

Don’t miss a ride on the river shuttle during your stay in Bordeaux! It’s a great – and very cheap – way to enjoy beautiful views of the Place de la Bourse, Quinconces, the Chartrons district and the Cité du Vin. Using the river shuttle service is easy, we tell you how below. You’ll also […]

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Bordeaux Wines

Now, what can I tell you about Bordeaux wines in a few short paragraphs? It’s a tall order, so I’ll limit myself to sharing a few key facts and insights with you. Consider this an introduction to Bordeaux wines! The Bordeaux Wine-Growing Area Let’s start with a quick look at the area “under vine”, or […]

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Walking in Bordeaux

Bordeaux is a wonderful city to explore on foot! Here are the quays, gloriously empty in the early morning sun! Waiting for you, right opposite the apartment. So put on your walking shoes and get ready for a pleasant stroll along the river Garonne to the Place de la Bourse. As the day goes on, […]

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The Pont Jacques Chaban-Delmas

Inaugurated in March 2013, the Pont Jacques Chaban-Delmas opened almost two hundred years after the first bridge over the river Garonne at Bordeaux – the Pont de Pierre. The construction work took 3 years, from 2009 to 2012. The bridge takes it name from Jacques Chaban-Delmas, a former mayor of Bordeaux. The bridge links Bordeaux’s […]

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Getting around Bordeaux

The best way to get around Bordeaux is by tram and there are several types of tickets available. For a group, the 10-trip block is very good value at € 13.70. You can use the tickets for anyone in your group. A 1-day ticket (24 hours) costs € 5.00 and a 7-day ticket is just […]

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The Pont de Pierre

The Pont de Pierre, or stone bridge, is one of the icons of Bordeaux. Can you think of any others, by the way? It was built between 1819 and 1822 under the orders of Napoleon and was the first bridge to cross the river Garonne at Bordeaux. It remained the only bridge to link the […]

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The Legion of Honour

I just love walking around Bordeaux! Especially in the sun. There’s always something to see. One of my favourites is a loop along both banks of the River Garonne. On this route, I walk past the Place des Quinconces and the magnificent Place de la Bourse with the Mirroir d’Eau in the foreground. On the […]

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The Bordeaux Slave Trade

Did you notice this statue of Marthe Testas as you walked along the River Garonne? You can see her standing in front of the Maritime Stock Exchange on the Quai Louis XVIII. Marthe is a symbol of the triangular slave trade exploited by Bordeaux and other French cities for over 150 years. Marthe was captured […]

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Superhost again!

We’re proud to report that we just earned “Superhost” status from Airbnb once again! So, what does it take to earn and keep this coveted distinction? Superhosts are all-round committed to providing you with a great holiday experience, including prompt, clear communication, minimum risk of cancellation by host (1% or lower) and a 4.8 overall […]

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The Blue Lion of Place Stalingrad

They call him le “Lion bleu”, le “Lion de Stalingrad” or le “Lion de la Bastide”. Six metres high, the Blue Lion of Place Stalingrad has stood here proud and tall since June 2005. The resolutely contemporary design contrasts sharply with the 18th architecture of Bordeaux. On summer days, the pale blue of the sculpture […]

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Noel comes to Bordeaux

The Cours de l’Intendance adorned with Christmas decorations.

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Christmas in Bordeaux

The Christmas tree that caused an uproar!

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