Explore Bordeaux with TBM

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We have put together a list of essential sights to see and the TBM services that will get you there. The list includes history, art and science museums.

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Essential Sights  
  • Grand Théâtre

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The Grand Théâtre has one of the most beautiful 18th century concert halls in the world. Its 12 statues (nine muses and three goddesses) make it a real Bordeaux landmark!
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Le Grand théâtre
Le Grand théâtre
Le miroir d'eau et la place de la Bourse
Le miroir d'eau et la place de la Bourse
  • Miroir d’Eau

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This spectacular pool was designed by landscape artist Michel Corajoud. It alternates between mist and mirror effects and creates stunning reflections of Place de la Bourse, a square symbolising the city’s expansion along the river.
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  • Fontaine des Quinconces

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The Monument aux Girondins towers over the western side of Europe’s largest square. Water gushes from the Quinconces fountain. It is set at the foot of a column topped by a statue of liberty breaking her chains.
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Le Monument aux Girondins
Le Monument aux Girondins
La cathédrale Saint-André
La cathédrale Saint-André
  • Place Pey-Berland

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The Saint-André Cathedral and the Tour Pey-Berland proudly dominate this square. Every day, thousands of locals cross the square in front of the Palais Rohan, now home to the City Hall.
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  • Jardin Public

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Picto vcub Jardin Public

11 leafy hectares set in the heart of the urban jungle, Bordeaux’s “green lung” breathes life into the city. Loved by locals since 1746, you can wander along the pathways of the Jardin Public in the shade of its age-old trees.
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Jardin public
Jardin public
La porte Cailhau
La porte Cailhau
  • Porte Cailhau

Picto tram Picto tram A Place du Palais

Picto vcub Place du Palais

This relic from the city’s medieval defences is 35 metres tall and has towered over the Garonne since 1494. This historic edifice offers a magnificent view of the Pont de Pierre.
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  • Place de la Victoire

Picto tram Picto tram B Victoire

Picto busPicto bus 47 Stop at the request

Picto vcub Victoire

At the southern end of Europe’s longest shopping street, the Porte d’Aquitaine guards the entrance to the Place de la Victoire, where major sporting events take place and the city’s students hang-out in the evenings.
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La place de la Victoire
La place de la Victoire
Le quartier Saint-Michel
Le quartier Saint-Michel
  • The neighbourhood of Saint-Michel

Picto tram Picto tram C Saint-Michel

Picto busPicto bus 47 Stop at the request

Picto vcub Palais des Sports

Neighbourhood in the south of Bordeaux’s Old Town. This area is fascinating and sure to win you over. You’ll be able to enjoy fresh produce at the Marché des Capucins and uncover some real gems at the Marché Saint-Michel.
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  • Quai de Bacalan

Picto tram Picto tram B Les Hangars

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Picto batcub Ponton Les Hangars

Wander along the banks of the Garonne to the Chaban-Delmas bridge, splurge at the Quai des Marques shopping mall or take in some culture at Cap Sciences and Cité du Vin. There’s a whole host of things to do at Quai de Bacalan.
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Le quai de Bacalan
Le quai de Bacalan
Le Lion bleu
Le Lion bleu
  • The Blue Lion

Picto tram Picto tram A Stalingrad

Picto vcub Stalingrad

Picto batcub Ponton Stalingrad – Parlier

Photographed by many, unappreciated by others, this 6-metre-high sculpture by Xavier Veilhan symbolises pride and power and guards the old town. It is simplified and disproportionate, calling into question sculptural conventions.
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  • Jardin Botanique

Picto tram Picto tram A Jardin Botanique

Picto vcub Allée de Serr Abadie

Picto batcub Ponton Stalingrad

If you are a plant-lover, this is the place to go! It is an outstanding scientific and educational facility. It features Mediterranean greenhouses, waterlilies and an arboretum boasting a variety of species.
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Le jardin botanique
Le jardin botanique
La Grosse cloche
La Grosse cloche
  • Grosse Cloche

Picto tramPicto tram A Sainte Catherine

Picto tramPicto tram C Porte de Bourgogne

Picto busPicto bus 47 Stop at the request

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This “Big Bell” hanging in one of France’s oldest bell towers, weighs over 7,750kg! Historic gateway to the city. Don’t miss this bell tower at the southern gateway to the Saint-Paul and Saint-Pierre districts!
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Art, history and science museums to visit  
Le CAPC
Le CAPC
  • CAPC – Contemporary Art

Picto tram Picto tram B CAPC

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This museum is housed within the Entrepôt Lainé, a former colonial goods warehouse. Its aim is to showcase modern art and familiarise the public with the changing face of the contemporary arts scene.
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  • Musée des Beaux-Arts

Picto tramPicto tram A Palais de Justice

Picto vcub Square a. L'hote

Get up close to the great masters of European painting from the 16th to 20th centuries: Renoir, Picasso, Rubens, Matisse and more. Different eras and schools are represented. Temporary exhibitions take place in the gallery opposite the city hall gardens.
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Le musée des Beaux-Arts
Le musée des Beaux-Arts
Musée des Arts Décoratifs et du Design
Musée des Arts Décoratifs et du Design
  • Musée des Arts Décoratifs et du Design

Picto tram Picto tram B Gambetta

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This museum is located in a late 18th century townhouse that still retains a sense of intimacy. Furniture and works of art from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries are exhibited here.
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  • Espace Darwin

Picto tramPicto tram A Jardin Botanique

Picto vcub Parc aux Angéliques

The aim of Espace Darwin is to help create a more co-operative society. It’s a space for co-working and relaxation and features a restaurant and grocery shops, as well as hosting events. This is somewhere you can discover the great diversity of art and urban cultures.
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Darwin
Darwin
Cap sciences
Cap sciences
  • Cap Sciences

Picto tramPicto tram B La Cité du Vin

Picto vcub Bassins à Flots

Picto batcub Ponton Les Hangars

This is a place for enquiring minds of all ages and can be found at the foot of the Chaban-Delmas bridge. There’s lots to discover and learn at the exhibitions here. You can also marvel at the stunning view over the Port de la Lune from the suspended terrace!
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  • Musées National des Douanes

Picto tramPicto tram C Place de la Bourse

Picto bus Picto bus 47 Stop at the request

Picto vcub Place de la Bourse

A visit to this museum will introduce you to one of the oldest public authorities in France. Discover how customs policies have developed from antiquity to the present day so as to combat increasingly inventive smugglers!
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Le musée national des Douanes
Le musée national des Douanes
Le chai du musée du Vin et du Négoce
Le chai du musée du Vin et du Négoce
  • Musée du Vin et du Négoce

Picto tramPicto tram B Chartrons

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Discover how Bordeaux and its wines gained the international renown they enjoy today. Located in the heart of the historic wine district, the museum can be found in a building that has been completely dedicated to wine!
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  • Musée d’Aquitaine

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Picto vcub Musée d’Aquitaine

Discover the region’s rich past in one of its largest history museums. It will take you from the prehistoric period through to the present day via Bordeaux’s golden age in the 18th century.
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Le musée d'Aquitaine
Le musée d'Aquitaine
La Cité du Vin
La Cité du Vin
  • La Cité du Vin

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Picto batcub Ponton La Cité du Vin

Embark on an immersive, sensory adventure to discover wine cultures of the world, through the ages and across civilisations. This is an open exhibition space of over 3000m2 in a building designed to evoke Bordeaux’s passion for wine.
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