A central stay in Bordeaux, with breakfast and a bottle of wine includedThe enviable central location with easy access to all the city highlights
Taking a boat trip down the Garonne river, stopping for wine-tasting at vineyards
The sweeping views of grand Esplanade de Quinconces from the hotel windows
A charming and modern city-center stay, within reach of the Place des Quinconces and National Opera, with tickets to La Cité du Vin museum for longer stays
Immerse yourself in the very heart of the UNESCO World Heritage splendor of Bordeaux at Hotel de Normandie, located in a prime position in the historic 18th-century quarter. It boasts commanding views along the Esplanade de Quinconces, towards the expanse of Place Tourny square with its statues of local dignitaries. Enter its imposing doors to the grand high-ceilinged lobby with palatial pillars, sweeping balustraded staircase and gleaming marble floors, and discover a blend of modern and classic styles all the way up to the well-appointed guest rooms – some of which even come with a private terrace overlooking the city's rooftops.
No visit would be complete without sampling some of Bordeaux’s world-acclaimed wine, and with the Bordeaux Wine Trade Council sat directly opposite, you can indulge in some of the very best of the region’s vintages and purchase a bottle or two to take home. Beyond this, the city has much more to offer: shop in upscale boutiques selling international brands, luxury goods and gourmet delights. Discover elegant squares, characterful churches and leafy parks. Promenade along the Garonne river and take in a show at the National Opera House. Foodies are equally well-catered for, with a vibrant restaurant scene that rivals any in France.