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What are the major attractions in Bordeaux?
If your trip to Bordeaux is all booked but your itinerary is looking a little empty, let us give you a few hints and tips.Think of Bordeaux and then say the first thing that comes to mind. Bet you said “Aquitaine Museum,” right? Being such a famous attraction, you simply can’t miss it. Throw your suitcases into the car and check it off your bucket list.Take in the best that this city has to offer by adding Cathedrale St. Andre and Grosse Cloche to your schedule. If you’ve got an extra day or two to spare, check out Musee des Beaux-Arts and Place de la Bourse too.Stop by Grand Theater Opera National of Bordeaux. It’s one attraction you’ll find on many visitors’ must-do lists. If you still have space on your schedule, Rue Sainte-Catherine and The City of Wine will keep you amused too.
What are the best road trip destinations near Bordeaux?
With some awesome day trip options available in the surrounding area, having your own car makes sense. Without one, it’d be much more difficult to experience everything that Plage de La Jenny, 30 miles away, has to offer. Plage du Domaine Résidentiel Naturiste La Jenny, Plage centrale du Porge and Plage de La Cantine Nord alone justify the drive out here. Locals will also likely point you toward Plage de Suzette, 25 miles away. If you only have time for one thing here, let it be Taussat-les-Bains Beach. (But we’d also highly recommend Plage Sud de Taussat and Plage Nord de Taussat.)
Where are the best beaches near Bordeaux?
One great thing about getting a rental car while you’re staying in Bordeaux is that you’ll be able to get out and see some of the area’s beautiful beaches no matter what the weather forecast’s like. So, grab your sunscreen (or your raincoat) and get ready to set off to one of these top options:

  • Plage du Lac (3 miles away).
  • Libourne plage (18 miles away).

Where are the best convention centers near Bordeaux?
If you like to get out and rub shoulders with new people, attending an event at Bordeaux Congress Center is a terrific idea. You’ll find it 4 miles from Bordeaux, so take a look at the conference calendar and see what grabs you.
What kind of rental car should I get for Bordeaux?
Bordeaux — so many things to do, so little time. Aquitaine Museum is just for starters. That’s why renting a car simply makes sense. Discover more of the famous sights of this busy city with a mini or an economy car. Heavy traffic, narrow passages, lane changes, and parking are made all the easier with small vehicles like these. However, if you’d prefer to get around in a little more style, why not opt for a convertible? Ideal for enjoying the beautiful weather and scenery, you can head out to the dunes of the region with the top rolled down and the breeze blowing through your hair.
Should I get a luxury rental car in Bordeaux?
You’re spoiled for choice when it comes to rental cars in Bordeaux. From sporty models with all the mod cons to zippy compacts that make parking a cinch, you’ll find it all here. Deciding on your perfect match of course depends on your budget and what you intend to do. Some road trips are just begging you to splurge on your dream ride, whereas others don’t need anything more than a bargain, no-frills type model. The choice is yours.
What side of the road do they drive on in Bordeaux?
People drive on the right side of the road in Bordeaux. Even though the rules may be similar to home, it’s a good idea to drive a little more cautiously in destinations you’ve never been.
Is it difficult to park in Bordeaux?
Most of the time, finding a parking spot in Bordeaux isn’t too difficult. If you’re planning to head to one of the busier attractions in town, it’s a smart idea to consider parking options before you set off.
Does Bordeaux have peak-hour traffic?
One of the best things about motoring around a smaller city is less traffic, so you don’t have to worry a whole lot about rush-hour gridlock. With a population of approximately 231,800, you can look forward to a smooth Bordeaux driving experience.
Are there speed limits in Bordeaux?
Speed limits vary in the city of Bordeaux, but usually range from 50km/h to 130km/h. Most residential areas have a top speed of 50km/h unless signed otherwise.
What happens if I get a speeding fine while driving a rental car in Gironde?
Generally speaking, your rental car company will bill the amount stated on the fine to your credit card, including local surcharges and taxes. Otherwise, they may provide your contact details to the relevant local authority, who’ll then send a fine to your postal address.
Is it illegal to use a cell phone while driving in Bordeaux?
As with many places, standard cell phone usage is prohibited while driving around Bordeaux. However, there is an exception for hands-free or Bluetooth functions. Just remember to keep your eyes on the road.
What are the rules around drink driving in Bordeaux?
The legal BAC (blood alcohol content) limit when operating a vehicle in Bordeaux is 0.05%. If you’re in the mood for a big night, leave your car behind and organize another way of getting home instead.
Is turning on a red light allowed in Bordeaux?
Yes, you are allowed to turn on a red light in Bordeaux. However, before you do you are required to bring the vehicle to a complete stop. Proceed only when the lane you are turning into is clear.
Are seat belts compulsory in Gironde?
You bet. Although, there are some exceptions for vehicles run by public transportation networks.

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