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Shopping in Bordeaux

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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 hours

Opening times for shopping in Bordeaux are Tuesdays to Saturdays 0900/1000-1900. Some shops close for lunch from 1230-1400/1500.

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Hotel de Tourny

There's a pleasing mix of traditional and modern in this stylish hotel, where streamlined rooms are enlivened by marble fireplaces and ornate gilt-framed mirrors. Housed in a handsome 18th-century townhouse, the hotel is in a prime location a few steps away from the Golden Triangle.

Hotel SeeKo'o

As trendy as its name suggests, and housed in a striking white building, this boutique hotel on Bordeaux's riverside offers 45 open-plan suites with swanky modern furniture. Floor-to-ceiling windows give fantastic views of the river, and some rooms have round beds straight out of a 1960s film.

Hotel Yndo

This new addition to Bordeaux's roster of five-star hotels is a riot of innovative design – but done very discreetly so that comfort isn't sacrificed on the altar of style. It's in a classy 18th-century townhouse close to the Golden Triangle, and the courtyard garden is a tranquil place for breakfast.

Hotel Continental

Set in an elegant 18th-century townhouse this classic hotel is in a pedestrianised street in the centre of Bordeaux. It offers a selection of spacious and comfortable rooms at good value for the location and the family room has its own terrace. Breakfast is included in the price.

Mama Shelter

Philippe Starck's budget hotels are packed full of style, and his Bordeaux outpost is no exception. Airy rooms include iMac TVs and free Wi-Fi, and the downstairs bar and restaurant are seriously funky. The star feature is the rooftop restaurant with great city views.

Le Boutique Hotel

You can't beat the location of this sophisticated hotel in an 18th-century townhouse just off the Golden Triangle. Individually designed rooms combine innovative decor with traditional touches. As a bonus, the hotel has one of the most sought-after wine bars in the city, with delicious tapas served in the courtyard garden.