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Elegant, Charming Apartment With Amazing Views

Bedrooms 1
Space 861 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


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.

More Details

Property Manager
Suzanna Clarke
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 6, 2017

About Suzanna Clarke

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.

Suzanna Clarke purchased this apartment in 2009

Why Suzanna Clarke chose Hôtel de Ville - Quinconces

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.

What makes this apartment unique

It's close to restaurants and bars, and only a minute's walk away from Rue St Catherine, the longest shopping street in Europe.


Hôtel de Ville - Quinconces Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Floor Area:
  • 861 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Water View ...
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Recently renovated bathroom (Jan 2014) with a shower, toilet and washing machine
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • One comfortable double bedroom
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • outlet shopping
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • sailing


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Elegant, Charming Apartment With Amazing Views
average rating of 3.6666667 based on 3 reviews
Baltimore, Maryland

Pros and cons

  • 2 of 5

We were really looking forward to our stay in this apartment, but were disappointed upon arrival. The pros are that the location is great--lovely views, close to parking, sights, restaurants, shops, and an easy hop to Bourdeaux wine country. In addition, the manager is kind and attentive.

However, despite the fact that the apartment is non-smoking, it was clear when we walked in the door that previous guests did not take this requirement seriously. The apartment manager was very apolologetic and tried to do everything in her power to correct the situation but to no avail. The odor lingered and made the stay unpleasant. In addition, the city train runs right by the apartment, making quite a bit of noise throughout the day and night. The bar two floors down also gets noisy at night. In addition, the apartment had a dingy feel, different to what is presented in the photos. All in all, I would not stay there again.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A stop in Bordeaux with a view

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay in this apartment. The pictures are representative of what is there. The only problem would be the stairs, there are 57 of them so after walking all day and the walk from the parking garage it can get old quickly. It has a great location and it's like being in a home away from home... there is a washer but no dryer which was a disappointment as I saved my laundry to do here at our half-way point around France. So if you don't mind stairs or don't intend to do laundry you will love it here!!!! The view is great too!

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Shalimar, Florida, USA

A week in Bordeaux

  • 5 of 5

This one bedroom flat is perfectly situated on the river, halfway between St Michel and Place de la Bourse, with a lovely view of the Garonne. As such, it is two blocks from the A line tram stop Place du Palais and two blocks from the C stop at Port de Bourgogne. From there you can get almost anywhere on connecting tram lines and buses. My wife and I bought the week pass for 14 euro (well, mine was 9 because of my "senior" status), which allowed us unlimited tram and bus travel. We got our money's worth!

The apartment itself is clean, freshly painted, and tastefully furnished. The kitchen is adequately equipped with cooktop, oven, microwave, toaster, coffee maker, pots, pans, dishes, etc. The bathroom was recently redone, and has a towel warmer.

Charlotte met us at the place to give us keys and a thorough check-in. She was very helpful and available on short notice should the need have arisen.

All in all, the location is excellent with easy public transport access and a comfortable, tasteful, environment. My only concern on arrival was that the Irish pub on street level might be noisy, but the noise level was bothersome only the night of St Patrick's Day (how can you get mad at that?), and even then, it was no worse than most city noises. Otherwise, it wasn't a factor.

If we are so lucky as to return to Bordeaux in the near future, I would rent the apartment again in a heartbeat. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2015
  • Stayed: March 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted these guests enjoyed their stay at Bordeaux River View so much and appreciate the feedback. The apartment is in a great spot in the center of Bordeaux, with a wonderful outlook and very close to shops, restaurants and transport. We would warmly welcome them back to stay anytime!
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Nearest Airport
9 Miles
Merignac airport
Nearest Ferry
62 Miles
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Gare St Jean
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Number 21
Nearest Beach
40 Miles
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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $245.4
Exit cleaning/laundry $98.16
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 if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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