James Beard Publication of the Year 2017

The R&K Guide To Bordeaux

While views of the world-class vineyards might have stayed the same for centuries, downtown Bordeaux has undergone a rapid transformation over the past decade. Here’s a city where you’ll find gloriously preserved 18th-century merchant houses next to contemporary museums, skate parks, bustling organic markets, and an ever-growing selection of wine bars and restaurants. A port city that turned in on itself for a few decades in the 20th century, Bordeaux is now wide awake.

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Hotel Picks

Villa Victor Louis

This quaint B&B with charming garden makes for a quiet refuge from the city; its rooms are named after famous painters from Bordeaux.

Intercontinental Bordeaux Le Grand Hotel

With a gorgeous spa and two Michelin restaurants, this hotel is hard to leave. And even if you do need some fresh air, you can just grab a drink at the rooftop bar.

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