Bordeaux Warnings and Dangers
Traveling to Bordeaux means hitting the heart of French wine country. Beautiful, elegant Bordeaux is an exciting city but it’s also a city with crowds and occasional minor travel difficulties. Watch out for issues like crowds and parking and you’ll do just fine.
Think Twice About a Car
Getting around Bordeaux is easy. Trains, buses and taxis are plentiful. You don’t need to rent a car if you’re staying in the heart of the city. It’s also easy to walk here as the city streets are charming and well-kept. Parking is hard to find in many places and expensive.
Smoking rules have changed over the years in this city. In many places, it is no longer permitted. If you are a smoker, make sure you find out in advance if it is permitted before you leave. If smoking is a problem, make sure you have any medications you need on hand in advance in the event you find yourself stuck in smoke-filled pub or cafe.
Some Places Aren’t Safe
While most of the area is very safe, some areas may have issues. If you can, avoid the train station at night. Another area that may have problems includes the area around the Place de la Victoire. In general, single women should also be careful at night anywhere they walk.
Crowds in the City
Bordeaux is a lovely place. It has gotten particularly crowded in recent years. This means you’ll find lots of people on the streets for much of the year. Book all your accommodations in advance so you can get the hotel you want.
Editor’s note: The information contained on this page was compiled using real traveler reviews about warnings or dangers in Bordeaux.