Bordeaux, worldwide renowned wine capital, now listed as a UNESCO world heritage site, lies some 60 miles from the sea at the head of the Gironde Estuary. For the many thousands of cruise passengers who arrive every year, their first sight of the city is the fine 18th century facade alongside which their ship will berth. On top of the Bordeaux Center arrival berth, 2 other sites can welcome cruise ships: Bassens and Le Verdon, according to the ships dimensions. Coming soon a new terminal in Pauillac for ships up to 340 m A large choice of shore excursions are available, including tours of the city and of its major monuments – Girondins Column, Grand Théâtre, Place Saint-Pierre, Porte Cailhau and the Peu-Berland Tower. There are also half day trips to the most famous wine growing areas of Médoc, Saint Emilion/Pomerol, Graves/Sauternes. Each vineyard visit offers a guided tour through prestigious châteaux: Beychevelle, Carbonnieux, Haut Brion, Eyquem, Margaux, Mouton Rothschild


Cite du Vin
Situated in Bordeaux, La Cité du Vin is a unique venue for culture and recreation where wine comes to life through an immersive, sensorial approach, set within an evocative architectural design.
Water mirror
Located across from Place de la Bourse, this spectacular pool, designed by landscape artist Michel Corajoud, alternates a mirror effect and artificial misting in an extraordinary way.
Opera house
Along with the operas of Versailles and Turin, the Grand-Théâtre has one of the most beautiful 18th century concert halls in the world.
CAPC moderne art museum
Created 40 years ago in a former colonial warehouse (Entrepôts Lainé), the CAPC focuses on emerging art forms, with a permanent exhibition of some 1,300 works by 190 artists.
Bordeaux a world heritage site
Some 1,810 hectares of Bordeaux are listed a UNESCO World Heritage site. The area comprises most of the city between the outer boulevards and the Port of the Moon.

Press releases

Lonely Planet declares Bordeaux in France the top city in the world for 2017!!!

Bordeaux in France has been named the top city in the world for travellers in 2017. The city receives the accolade in Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2017, the highly anticipated collection of the world’s hottest trends, destinations and experiences for the year ahead. The bestselling, inspirational travel yearbook from the world’s leading travel...Read more

New Cruise Bordeaux Facebook Page

Cruise Bordeaux is proud to launch its Facebook page. Together with the new website , this page aims at giving you the latest news about cruising in Bordeaux and on the Gironde estuary. Please like us and share our page !! more

The new website is on line !

Visit Dedicated to professionals of maritime and river cruise industry, this website promotes touristic attractions and facilities of Bordeaux destination and aims at facilitating the preparation of port calls along the Gironde estuary, Garonne and Dordogne rivers. Find all the technical information about terminals and...Read more