Bordeaux a culturally rich city

In 2020, the COVID-19 crisis impacted the economy throughout the country. In Bordeaux, tourist attendance has been undermined by the health crisis. Indeed, for visitors who bring to life the cultural riches of the city there was not much opportunity for the trip. Thus, this year, there was no place for leisure tourism or business tourism. The crisis has led to an overall decline in indicators. More concretely, the city posted a decrease of -41% on overnight bookings. However, it is worth lightening the picture slightly on the summer period.

In Bordeaux, culture and tourism are two concepts that contribute greatly to the local economic dynamic. In this sense, the city cannot neglect these losses. She then set up a support plan. Thus, the latter was developed in 2020 by Bordeaux Métropole and the City Hall. It aims to create recovery operations to boost tourism both locally and nationally. In this sense the most beautiful places in the city have not said their last words.

Bordeaux is one of the most popular major French cities in the country. Indeed it does not lack places to discover. The city has so much to offer: let yourself be guided through the different streets of the new “capital of tourism”. In Bordeaux it is good to live. Discover how rich its culture is, due to the presence of its monuments and history.

Bordeaux city cultural places
The city of Bordeaux has so much to offer culturally

Bordeaux, a crossroads in constant development

Culture has always occupied an important place within the city. It is located at a crossroads of economic, social, educational and citizen development. Culture is essential to Bordeaux life and its inhabitants. It creates the wealth of the city and participates in that of its inhabitants. Bordeaux is also culturally rich by the presence of many monuments that stand within it.

These monuments are part of the heritage and are at the origin of the history of the city. When you come to Bordeaux, it is then possible to visit these monuments. This is an opportunity to discover what is hidden inside. All monuments have their particularity. In addition, diversity is very present. From museums and towers to parks and squares, you’ll be spoilt for choice as you stroll through the streets. Access to culture and the development of all cultural infrastructure is the city’s first budget. It is supported in particular by the inhabitants. This represents an investment of 81 million euros in total in 2016.

So take the time to discover these monuments that make up the culture and the Economy of Bordeaux. The city offers a multitude of places full of resources and welcoming. You can discover or rediscover the city in a totally unusual way. Indeed, every player in the Bordeaux economy and culture makes sure to make your visits enjoyable and unforgettable. Thus, every year, many events are organized in the city center of Bordeaux and its surrounding streets.

It’s enough to go out on the weekend, without really having to wonder what to do, no matter what the weather is. Indeed, you should know that Bordeaux has a multitude of places to visit. They are all more unique than the others. Indeed, outdoors or indoors, Bordeaux’s wealth is remarkable. From concert halls to cinemas, restaurants that make the city’s reputation for gastronomic prestige, or walks in the 101 parks and gardens on both banks of Bordeaux, the range of cultural offers is enormous, which makes it possible to satisfy everyone, young and old, locals and tourists…

This is why Le festin éditions republishes in a new version its Bordeaux guide in 101 sites and monuments. The city of Bordeaux has been constantly evolving and moving for a few years now. The Bordeaux guide highlights a selection of different monuments to help the most curious and tourists discover the wonderful stories that make Bordeaux what it is today. On the occasion of the reopening of the Natural History Museum and the upcoming inauguration of the Maison de l’Économie Créative, Bordeaux in 101 sites and monuments focuses on the evolution of Bordeaux and the richness of its culture.

A Bordeaux culture to discover and rediscover

For several years, Bordeaux has been transforming itself. New neighbourhoods such as the Flots Basin are being created, and redeveloped, to accommodate new businesses or new housing. In addition to the construction and development of Bordeaux’s neighbourhoods, there are no less than 362 buildings recognized as historical monuments that Bordeaux has. It is therefore possible to immerse yourself in the heart of Bordeaux culture, by visiting the Bordeaux National Opera following a performance or during heritage days.

However, the National Opera is not the only site to visit. Indeed, the City of Wine, opened in 2016, is a place still very popular with visitors, residents or tourists. It highlights the culture of wine, which is very important within Bordeaux. Finally, the various Bordeaux museums will offer you a cultural and historical richness not least. With low prices and discounts, the city of Bordeaux offers accessibility to people, so that they discover the place from different angles. Soaking up culture and heritage is easily accessible, including free admission to all the city’s museums on the first Sunday of each month.

It is not only the residents who benefit from the cultural richness that Bordeaux has been offering for years. Indeed, more and more tourists come to visit the city to discover its cultural places, its leisure, and its events. In the summer of 2018, no less than 1.5 million tourists came to discover the Bordeaux region, which significantly increased the number of visitors to the Bordeaux airport located in Mérignac. However, in order to welcome more and more tourists and new permanent residents, the Bordeaux economy may be growing steadily, but it is necessary to give these people the opportunity to stay and live within Bordeaux.

Bordeaux is a city rich in gastronomy, wine, culture, art, leisure and much more. Known as an attractive city full of opportunities, Bordeaux is developing its culture more and more. Thus, the monuments of the “new capital” are always ready to welcome new visitors and share their history. While foreigners come to settle in France, Bordeaux is a very popular city that sees more and more new inhabitants arrive each year. Enough to keep Bordeaux culture alive.



The attractiveness of the Bordeaux metropolis” Kévin HEUGAS, BORDEAUX Business


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