Start your acquaintance with the sights of the city from visiting Esplanade des Quinconces Square, which is also known as the largest square in Europe. Until 1827 the square was located on the site of a large medieval castle. Nowadays Esplanade des Quinconces Square is no more used to house defensive structures. Instead of them the square is full of monuments dedicated to prominent political figures and citizens of the city. Near the square you will find Quartier des Chartrons – a beautiful quarter that amazes its guests by cobbled streets and beautiful architectural objects. Sometimes this part of the city is called "Little London". Among notable architectural sites of the city we should definitely mention Peter’s Bridge, the construction of which took place yet during the time of Napoleonic campaigns. The bridge consists of 17 arches and its full length estimates 500 meters. The bridge features magnificent views of the city. Tourists will get truly unforgettable memories if they decide to make a walk on the bridge at night, when Bordeaux is illuminated by thousands of twinkling lights.
Saint-Michel basilica is known among the most famous religious sites of the city. The construction of the basilica started yet in the 14th century and lasted for almost 200 years. The bell tower of the church is known as the tallest one in whole southern France. The beautiful Gothic building is decorated with statues and frescoes depicting saints and patrons of the city.
Saint Andre Cathedral is a no less beautiful Gothic building, which once housed the ceremony of marriage of Louis VII and Eleanor of Aquitaine. The church was built specifically for the event; now everyone can appreciate the splendor of its interior decoration. Guests are also welcome to climb to the highest tower of the complex and admire magnificent views of Bordeaux from the bird's-eye view.