Info flights from Bucharest to Bordeaux
When we fly
Where we fly
Bordeaux – Mérignac International Airport
Things to see
Also known as the Capital of Wine, Bordeaux is a place where castles, vineyards and gastronomy are a perfect mix with the wonderful mediteranean weather. Discover more details and prepare your visit.
Things to try
When in Bordeaux, you must try the Bordeaux wine, one of the most expensive wines in the world and a Canelé, a pastry to help you taste the perfect french day. Discover what other tastings you should include in your menu.
Other important info
Before traveling to Bordeaux, you should know some important info, so you can fully enjoy your trip. From travel conditions, airport details to city pass, find out important details for your vacation.
Bordeaux is most definitely a place where you need to have the so known savoir de vivre. With over 10,000 wine-producing estates (châteaux) and 13,000 grape growers, the Bordeaux Land of Wine is offering plenty of places where to have a getaway from the daily stress. If you are passionate about wine, you can visit Cité du Vin – the world’s biggest wine museum and also the Musée du Vin et du Négoce, where you can discover the Bordeaux wine area history.
Le savoir de vivre can be tasted also in the city, where architecture and history are offering a wonderful mix. You can try tasty meals, visit museums and historic places - Place de la Bourse, Quais de Bordeaux, Bassins de Lumières (Ponds of Light), Place des Quinconces, Église Sainte-Croix, Château Les Carmes Haut-Brion, Natural History Museum, Contemporary Art Museum, Science Museum and Maritime Museum are only a few of the most visited touristic attractions in the city, take walks on Rue Notre Dame in the Chartrons district, discover Pétrin Moissagais on 72 Cours de la Martinique - the oldest bakery in Bordeaux, go on a boat ride or take a walk on the beach - all that will make you fall in love with Bordeaux and come back again and again. If you have enough time, you can organise a getaway to the wineries and castles around the city, a visit to the the oyster farming villages of Cap Ferret.
When visiting Bordeaux, there are at least five things to try:
1. Wine tasting - even if you are not a wine conaisseur, this is a must when ariving in Bordeaux. Try at least few of the worldwide best appreciated wines, from the wine experts that grow grapes from generation to generation, from a few hundred years ago - such as area's premier cru (First Growth) red wines (Médoc and Château Haut-Brion, from Graves).
2. French pastry - we all know french pastries are the best, but when in Bordeaux, you must realy try Canelés, small pastries baked in a scalloped mould with vanilla, rum and cane sugar.
3. French cuisine - from cheeses to mussels, there are many must-try dishes in Bordeaux. Of course, other european and worldwide foods are to be tasted in daily and weekend flea markets in the city, such as Marché des Capucins or Bacalan Market.
4. Oysters at the oyster farming villages of Cap Ferret - Arcachon bay is a tourist must-see in south of France, great for a one-day trip by car, leaving from Bordeaux. The Cap Ferret peninsula is known for its many oyster farming ports that are located in small charming villages such as L’herbe and Le Canon.
5. One day trips to chateaux - there are over 10,000 wine-producing estates (châteaux) in the Bordeaux area that can be explored. But you can start with the ones in Saint Émilion and Pessac, and also with castles such as Château de la Brède - the chateau of Montesquieu.
- Country: France, member of the European Union.
- Accommodation: You can choose to stay in a hotel, budget hotel, private host, in the center of Bordeaux or next to one of the biggest wineries in the region, all of which are very well connected to the city. Accommodation depends on the time of year you choose for your trip, with periods with events such as concerts or tennis or football tournaments being the busiest. Choose your accommodation through Booking.com for extra security!
- Official language: French
- Currency: Euro (EUR)
- Time zone: UTC/GMT +2:00 hour
- Phone Prefix: +33
- Internet domain: .fr,
- City card: For those who wish to make the most of their stay, the Bordeaux CityPass is the best. The pass is available for 24, 48 or 72 consecutive hours. There is a junior citypass for 6-17 years old with the same benefits.
- Airport: Bordeaux – Mérignac International Airport is an international airport, situated at about 12 km from Bordeaux.
- COVID-19 Info: The rules for entering France depend on whether you qualify as fully vaccinated under the rules for travel to France. Discover all the details on the official travel guidance.