Well known as a wine region in France, Bordeaux is the place to find some of the best wine, chocolate and cheese in France. The city is also an excellent place to find fashion, souvenirs, and many famous French and international brands. Reserve a car hire in Bordeaux to enjoy the freedom to explore town during your shopping spree.
The centre of Bordeaux is a great place to find many independent shops and larger chain stores. The area is particularly well known for its luxury shopping and department stores. Like many French cities, the smaller shops and businesses generally close for a two-hour lunch break in the afternoon, but they tend to stay open a bit later into the evening. However, shopping malls and supermarkets stay open all day, but most all shops are closed on Sundays.
The busiest shopping street in Bordeaux is the Rue St. Catherine. Stretching from the Place de la Comedie to the Place de la Victoire, it is over a kilometer long and completely pedestrianized, but you can find car parks nearby for your Bordeaux rental car.
Another popular shopping spot is along the Cours de l'Intendance. Come here for luxury labels and designer boutiques. On the other end of the spectrum is Tati, on the corner of Rue St. James and the Cours Victor Hugo, a fashion house with much lower price tags for those on a budget.
The St. Michel district of Bordeaux is the place to go for bargains and inexpensive shopping as well as eclectic souvenirs. Save money for the best bargains in St. Michel by reserving your Bordeaux rental car online with the best online deals.