Shopping in Bordeaux
The Golden Triangle, formed by the allée de Tourny, cours de l'intendance and cours Clemenceau, is the location of Bordeaux's smartest shops, with designer labels, trendy homeware shops and gourmet food stores, including one of France's most stunning wine shops. L'Intendant, 2 allée de Tourny, has thousands of wine bottles stacked around a spiral staircase. Another excellent wine shop is the Vinothèque de Bordeaux, 8 cours du 30 Juillet.
Running south of this triangle is Bordeaux's main shopping street, the pedestrianised rue Ste-Catherine. The rue Notre-Dame in the Chartrons district is good for antiques shops, while the passage St-Michel has interesting junk shops.
A daily flea market is held on the place St-Michel, and on Sunday morning a food and book market takes places along the quai des Chartons.
Opening times for shopping in Bordeaux are Tuesdays to Saturdays 0900/1000-1900. Some shops close for lunch from 1230-1400/1500.