The Tourism Office of the city of Bordeaux offers tools to help develop the economy and tourism in the city.
Making Bordeaux a world-class tourist destination, and doing so by studying and devising measures to contribute to the economic, social and cultural expansion of the city: this is our mission, entrusted to a team of 29 staff members and 20 interpreter guides, and to the heritage
These are the major missions of the Tourism Office of Bordeaux :
- To receive visitors and provide them with information at four strategic, dedicated sites.
• In the city centre, across from the Quinconces station, on the Esplanade des Quinconces
• In Old Bordeaux, two steps from the Porte Cailhau, on the Place du Palais,
• At the station (approximately 7 million travelers per year), year-round
• At the aeroport (approximately 3.5 million travelers per year), in high season
- To ensure national and international tourism promotion of Bordeaux.
- To provides information on the image and famous features of the city and its prestigious vineyards.
- The Tourism Bureau organises:
• guided visits of the city and its principal sites and monuments
• excursions for wine-tasting in the vineyards of the Bordeaux wine-making region
• personalised appointments at vineyards thanks to our dedicated vineyards service
• economic tours to explore partnerships with the businesses of Bordeaux
- We provide interpreter guides and innovative tools to allow you to visit Bordeaux in complete freedom. We offer publications, a website, videos, audio guides you can download on your MP3 player, and more!
- We can encourage hotel patronage by offering tourist standard rates for individual visitors.
- We participate in putting on major events (like the Bordeaux Wine Festival).
- We work together to promote tourism with the 18 sister-cities of Bordeaux, in partnership with the Office of the Mayor.
- We develop “Tourism for the disabled” (we currently have 3 marked circuits), “Family+“ tourism, and more.
We represent an extra advantage in attracting tourism and economic growth to the city. Since June 28, 2007, Bordeaux is listed as a UNESCO world heritage site, because it is:
“First distinguished, cohesive urban unit of such size, with 1810 hectares representing nearly half of the total area of the city of Bordeaux, containing nearly 350 structures classified as or inscribed into registries of Historical Monuments, including 3 religious structures listed since 1998 as World Heritage sites (the Saint Michel Church, the Saint Seurin Church and the Saint André Cathedral), stop-overs for pilgrims traveling to Santiago-de-Compostella.”