Mrs French | Sophie
"I'll be your guide to help you discover Bordeaux renowned for its stunning architecture, wine and gastronomy."
Some suggested activities to do during your stay
Guided tour of Bordeaux
Strolling along the quayside, main neighbourhoods discovery, etc… In Bordeaux, each district has its own history, style, inhabitants, architecture, secrets. From the trendy Chartrons area to the “Triangle d’Or” (Golden Triangle), from the historic centre to the Bastide or the more recent Bassins à flots, from the town hall to the train station via Saint Michel flea market, all the way to the city’s magnificent quaysides... Bordeaux is a vibrant, eclectic, and dynamic city, with each district exuding a unique atmosphere.
Cycling in the streets of Bordeaux
The best way to discover Bordeaux and keep fit while improving your French! Bike rides in the streets of Bordeaux / shopping in the best areas of the city.
How about taking a break on Rue Sainte Catherine, one of the longest shopping streets in Europe?
The Chartrons district
The Chartrons district is a successful combination of bourgeois and bohemian spirit. An ancient 14th-century neighborhood built around the Chartreux abbey, after which the area is named, Chartrons continues to celebrate the worlds of wine, antiques, and bric-a-brac traders.
With the riverfront quays on one side where cruise ships have long-since replaced trading vessels, and the Jardin Public on the other, welcome to a visit that will have you tasting life’s sweetness and coming back for more!
French cooking classes: a chef invites himself to your home!
Share a convivial moment by preparing and tasting a typical French meal. A very tasty way to discover French gastronomy, according to your preferences, intolerances, or culinary allergies.
Gourmet walk in the Talence’s Halles
Covered market where you can taste the delicious artisanal products on offer and chat with local traders. Presence of local producers, selected for their know-how and complementarity.
One day in Lacanau Océan
Far from the hustle and bustle of Bordeaux, the Atlantic Ocean and its large beaches guarantee a complete escape. On the program: beach, picnic and bike rides on the endless cycle paths under the pine trees. A mixture of all three? It's your choice!
Discovery & lunch in Arcachon
Boat cruising on Arcachon’s Bassin with climbing of Pilat sand Dune.
Visit museums of Bordeaux
Musée d’Aquitaine, Cité du Vin, Galerie des Beaux-Arts...
Discover the great classified vineyard of
Visiting and tasting at 2 Classified chateaux of St Emilion. Discovery of the picturesque village of St Emilion with a roadbook, drives and walks along the most prestigious chateaux (Petrus, Cheval Blanc, Angélus).
What to see in Bordeaux?
Here are some ideas of activities you can do on foot, by tram or bikes during your breaks.
- There’s so much to discover in Bordeaux! The famous water Mirror in front of the Place de la Bourse (Le Miroir d’eau) , the narrow streets of the historical town centre, the Pey Berland tower, the big bell, and la place de Quinconces are just some of the many places to discover. And that doesn’t even include the many museums.
- Tour of ancient Bordeaux’s 6 doors: These huge ‘doors’ of the ancient city of Bordeaux from the 13th, 15th and 18th centuries remain intact, and one can see them dotted around the city. They were either a mark of opening or of defence of the city in those times. We will be able to visit some of them.
- Discovering Garonne’s wharfs.
- Walking on Bordeaux’s right bank.