Enjoy your stay in Bordeaux

You long to get away for a weekend, or enjoy a short stay in Bordeaux? While you’re here, you’d like to discover the famous Bordeaux wine, the vineyards and the world-famous châteaux? To go off to explore the Bordeaux terroir? Or you long for immense landscapes, a change of scenery , blue sky and azure sea, vast sandy beaches and the highest sand dune in the country? Head for Arcachon Bay. You fancy a leisurely stroll along the river or going up the river from islet to islet, marvelling at the rich wildlife unfolding before your eyes.

Check our ideas for “Wine Tourism in Gironde” or “Off to Explore Arcachon Bay”.

For your pleasure, we offer theme activities and other activities near our hotel, Hôtel Bayonne Etche-Ona, in order to make your stay in Bordeaux an unforgettable moment. Some of the activities suggested are on demand and depend on the availability of our professional partners. Depending on the season, it is essential to tell us to book them for you as soon as possible, better still, on booking your hotel room, so as to ensure the service is top quality and the activity a real success.

Of course, we guarantee the best fares. Naturally, you can choose several activities enabling you to explore the many aspects of our beautiful region.

Cultural escapades

Make the most of your stay at “l’Hôtel Bayonne Etche-Ona” to discover the many museums of Bordeaux: “Le Musée des Beaux-Arts”, “Le Musée des Arts Décoratifs”, “Le Musée d’Aquitaine”, “Le CAPC” (Contemporary Art) and “Le Centre Jean Moulin”, among others, hold permanent exhibitions accessible to all. Let’s not forget the last born: “La Cité du Vin et des Civilisations”, a place of exception devoted to different cultures. A visit to this museum is a must. The central location of “l’Hôtel Bayonne Etche-Ona” enables you to get there on foot or by tramway.

In order to get all the necessary information, we advise you to visit our “Cultural Events” section for the websites of the main museums.

Another must: The Opera House , also known locally as “Le Grand Théâtre de Bordeaux”. Our hotel is a mere 100metres away, so why not make the most of it? It is considered as one of the most beautiful Opera Houses in the world. Come and see this jewel during your stay here or during the European Opera Days. Don’t hesitate to contact us for all practical information and your booking.

Find out about all the cultural events and activities in Bordeaux and its area on the following websites:
The Bordeaux Tourist Office | The Opéra House of BordeauxThe City hall of Bordeaux

Gastronomic escapades

The most famous chefs have been attracted to Bordeaux: from Gordon Ramsay to Philippe Etchebest, Pierre Gagnaire, Nicolas Magie and many others. All passionate about our beautiful regional produce, they give Bordeaux its undisputed gastronomic status. Come with us & discover the South West culinary specialities in Bordeaux. Enjoy the opportunity of learning the art of marrying food with wines so you can surprise your friends back home.

“L’Hôtel Bayonne Etche-Ona” being in the very heart of Bordeaux, you can easily walk to one of the excellent restaurants we have carefully selected for you. Highly representative of our local gastronomy, they will make sure you are satisfied.

We suggest 2 options :

With the “Gourmet Escapade”, you will discover a beautiful brasserie promoting our very best local produce.
The “Flavour Escapade” will take you into a gastronomic world.

Bordeaux area escapades

Whether you already know Aquitaine or not, “l’Hôtel Bordeaux Bayonne Etche-Ona” holds a strategic position in Bordeaux city centre, an ideal starting-place to explore the area. After discovering the 7 treasures of our beautiful city, you can easily reach, from our hotel, in your own car or a chauffeur-driven car, the banks of the Garonne, and then Le Libournais – the area around Libourne-, explore the St-Emilion vineyards around its medieval village, or the hills of “L’Entre Deux Mers” and the Blaye area.

Then drive along the banks of the river towards “La Pointe du Médoc” to discover the fruit markets of Médoc as well as the best wines of the Graves Grands Crus Classés.

Finally, and at equal distance, drive down to Langon and visit The Grands Crus of Pessac Léognan, as well as those of the Sauternes area, and its delicious sweet white wines.

Another way to discover Bordeaux

From our hotel at the very heart of Bordeaux centre, make the most of your stay to explore the historic centre pleasantly. You can explore the city on foot.

Or if you like, once here, you can rent Vcub bikes, (bike share service ), or else a Segway , two clean ways to explore the city. Thus, you’ll enjoy strolling in the historic areas of the city, to discover what, for the citizens, is the longest pedestrian shopping street in Europe, La rue Sainte Catherine (1,2 km),or to go along the banks of the Garonne, to explore the unique churches of Bordeaux: Notre-Dame, St Pierre, la Cathédrale St André, les basiliques St Seurin & St Michel, whose steeple, built apart from the main building, is the tallest monument in the South West. From the top of its spire, 47 m above ground level, you’ll admire the view of the town and the river.

You can also discover the museums of the city with our tour: “From one museum to another”.

To help you explore the historic heart of the city, we are happy to recommend the following activity :