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Elegant, Charming Apartment with Amazing Views

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The spacious living room


Last updated: 04/04/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3-5 nights
  • Sleeps:2
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Apartment
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Spacious One Bedroom Apartment In The Historic Centre

This elegant apartment is beautifully designed and has French charm and style. It is in an eighteenth century building, in the heart of Bordeaux. The area is vibrant and lively, with bars, restaurants, cafes, shops and trams close by. It's ideal if you want to be in the heart of the action.
You enter a hallway leading to an unusually large and light living/dining room, with three sets of French doors opening onto Juliette balconies. There are excellent views towards the ever-changing Garonne river in one direction and down the sweep of neo-classical buildings on Cours d'Alsace Lorraine in the other.
The apartment is well ventilated in summer and windows are double glazed, so it is cosy in winter.
The contemporary kitchen is well-equipped with a dishwasher and microwave.
The comfortable double bedroom also has a set of French doors offering a view, while the thick curtains ensure you can sleep at any time of day. The bathroom also has a washing machine.
The bathroom has recently been renovated (January 2014), and contains a washing machine.

Bordeaux River View apartment is situated in the historic heart of the World Heritage listed city, close to all the major sights and an ideal location for visits to vineyards, the wine school, wine-tasting venues and French language schools.

Our English and French speaking caretaker will meet you and show you the apartment. She is on hand should you need any advice or assistance during your stay. There is a house book, containing restaurant recommendations, transport information and other services you may require. A maid service is available on demand.

Surrounding the apartment are streets and squares with literally hundreds of excellent bars and restaurants. There are also numerous markets nearby, selling everything from gourmet produce to antiques.

About a three minute walk away is the famous Rue Sainte-Catherine. At 1.2 kilometres, it is the longest pedestrian shopping street in France and features shops like Galeries Lafayette, Fnac, C&A, H&M, most of the major labels; plus a multitude of designer boutiques and specialty shops.

If you wish to venture further afield, the tram stop is about 20 meters from the apartment building, with routes which can take you all over the city. If outlet shopping is your thing, head for Quai des Marques, near Chartrons, where you will find lots of shops offering clothing and homewares at greatly reduced prices.

Just down the Quai Richelieu, which you can see from the apartment window, is the Place de la Bourse - the royal square built under Louis XV. The semi-circle of eighteenth century buildings is reflected in the shallow pool, the Miror d'eau, which in summer comes alive with people splashing, wading and making the most of the warm weather.

You can stroll or cycle along the linear park which follows the river, where families and friends picnic among the flowers.

If you would like to explore the wine region you can either rent a car or take one of the many small group tours available through Bordeaux Tourism. The tourist office is about a 10 minute walk, or a 3 minute tram ride away, near the Grand Theater.


Member since: 2009

Speaks: english, french
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/04/2017

Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 3
  • 861 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 2
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • One comfortable double bedroom

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower


  • Recently renovated bathroom (Jan 2014) with a shower, toilet and washing machine...moreless


  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Duty Free Shops
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Synagogues
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    The apartment is located in the heart of the historic center of Bordeaux...moreless

  • Water View:

    You can see the Garonne River from the living room window...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Sailing


  • Seating for 6 people


Write a review 3.7
from 3 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Mid season
Mar 1 - Apr 30, 2017
3 night min stay
$784 $2,070
High season
May 1 - Jun 16, 2017
3 night min stay
Jun 17 - Jun 21, 2017
5 night min stay

flat fee
High season
Jun 21 - Oct 31, 2017
3 night min stay
Mid season
Nov 1 - Dec 16, 2017
3 night min stay
High season
Dec 17 - Jan 3, 2018
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Exit cleaning/laundry $87.16
  • Tax Rate 0.02%


Security deposit - 200 euros cash is payable on arrival and will be returned at the end of your stay, after the apartment is checked and cleared for breakages.

Cancellation policy - Should you need to cancel your reservation more than a month before your arrival, there is a fee of 50 euros to cover bank and administration charges. Cancellation of less than one month will result in the forfeit of your 20% deposit; less than two weeks it will be 50% of the total amount and less than one week, there is no refund without an alternative booking for at least the same amount.

Manager's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 04/04/2017
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9 Miles
Nearest Airport
Merignac airport
62 Miles
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Nearest Train
Gare St Jean
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Number 21
40 Miles
Nearest Beach

Car: Not Necessary

This recently renovated apartment is on the third floor of an 18th century building in the center of World Heritage listed Bordeaux. There are wonderful views to the Garonne river in one direction, and right down the elegant Cours d'Alsace Lorraine in the other, through the three sets of French doors and balconies in the living room.

The apartment is tastefully renovated in a contemporary French style and is comfortable and inviting.

The windows are double glazed, ensuring it is warm and quiet.

There is a large lounge and dining room and one bedroom with a double bed. There is a fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher, microwave and a well designed bathroom.

Wi-fi and Cable TV are included.

Taxis can stop close to the door and the tram stop is just metres away. There is also parking nearby.


Manager info

Bordeaux Apartments

Year Purchased: 2009

About: I am a professional writer, renovator and constant traveler. My husband and I and love French food, wine, architecture, music and culture. Originally from New Zealand and Australia, we are now permanently based in the Northern Hemisphere with homes in France and Morocco. It is a joy for us to be able to spend part of each year in Bordeaux. The city has so much to offer and when we are away, it is a pleasure to be able to share this experience with others and help them make the most of their holiday. Our team have a vast amount of experience in meeting, greeting and making guests feel comfortable. We are happy to assist in every way.

Why Hôtel de Ville - Quinconces, Bordeaux, France:
This is an unusually large apartment for a one bedroom, and is classically elegant. I love the view in two directions - to the river and along one of Bordeaux's finest streets.

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
It's close to restaurants and bars, and only a minute's walk away from Rue St Catherine, the longest shopping street in Europe.

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Speaks: english, french
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/04/2017

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  • The spacious living room

    The spacious living room

  • Corner of the living room

    Corner of the living room

  • The dining table and kitchen are in the open plan living room

    The dining table and kitchen are in the open plan living room

  • Dining table and kitchen

    Dining table and kitchen

  • Cable TV is available

    Cable TV is available

  • The entrance hallway

    The entrance hallway

  • There are period features

    There are period features

  • View from the living room in the other direction

    View from the living room in the other direction

  • The furnishings are a mix of contemporary and antique

    The furnishings are a mix of contemporary and antique

  • Dining table and kitchen

    Dining table and kitchen

  • The kitchen has all the equipment you need to make a gourmet meal

    The kitchen has all the equipment you need to make a gourmet meal

  • The entrance hallway

    The entrance hallway

  • The bed is large and comfortable

    The bed is large and comfortable

  • Nearby Place de la Bourse

    Nearby Place de la Bourse

VRBO #561049

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Friday, April 28, 2017

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