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Bordeaux J'Adore - - ◆ —— Good To Know —— ◆ - CLARE O’HA­GAN

THERE ARE MYR­IAD WAYS TO EX­PLORE BORDEAUX. For starters the tram and the River shut­tle – the Bat 3 are cheap, con­ve­nient op­tions. And in ad­di­tion to bikes for hire all over the city, there are plenty of nov­elty op­tions such as seg­ways, mo­bil­boards and three-wheel elec­tro-as­sisted velo­mo­biles too! If you pre­fer to go it on foot, you could book a dif­fer­ent walk­ing tour each day of the week. Of course, there are the clas­sic wine tours, and lo­cal his­tory tours which al­low mon­u­ments like the Place de La Bourse and the Basil­ica of St. Michel to il­lu­mi­nate the past 1000 years here. Then, there are foodie tours which kick off with a cof­fee and a crois­sant at the Ca­pucins Mar­ket, the ‘Belly of Bordeaux’ and take in an­cient cheese cel­lars and bak­eries spe­cial­is­ing in the canelé – a lo­cal cake orig­i­nally made by nuns for chil­dren. If fash­ion is your pas­sion, there are bou­tique tours, and for the fit­ness fa­nat­ics there are early-morn­ing and evening run­ning tours which tra­verse the city, pass­ing on fas­ci­nat­ing nuggets of in­for­ma­tion on the hop!

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