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Our favourite shopping streets in Bordeaux

Rue Sainte-Catherine, the longest pedestrian street in Europe, is an obvious shopping destination, however Bordeaux is overflowing with other atypical little boutiques that sell quality ethical wares. Whether you’re going solo, with friends or family, let us point out the best streets for a Bordeaux shopping trip!

La rue des Remparts

Rue des Remparts is a little street that runs for 250 metres from Porte Dijeaux (close to Place Gambetta) to the city hall, yet it is packed with a mix of famous names and independent boutiques that line this pedestrian street. Here, you’ll find a haberdashery, fashion jewellery, tea, interior design ideas, toys, a barber, a sweet shop and restaurants; Rue des Remparts is an essential part of any Bordeaux shopping trip!

les meilleures rues pour le shopping à Bordeaux
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Rue du Pas-Saint-Georges

Get away from the crowds on Rue Sainte-Catherine by heading down a side-street and onto the parallel Rue du Pas-Saint-Georges. Here, you get a real feel for the authenticity and conviviality of the Saint Pierre quarter. The great little restaurants and numerous independent shops located here fly the flag for French craftsmanship. Start at Place du Parlement and stroll down Rue du Pas-Saint-Georges until Place Fernand Lafargue. If you’re hungry for more shopping, you should continue down Rue Saint-James where you’re treated to more of the same!

les meilleures rues pour le shopping à Bordeaux
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Rue du Loup

Rue du Loup is situated in the historic centre of Bordeaux, crossing the pedestrian street of Rue Sainte-Catherine and running parallel to Cours d’Alsace-Lorraine. It boasts restaurants, a tapas bar, an Irish pub, a hair salon and shops selling clothes and accessories, as well as second-hand shops and other specialist vintage boutiques. Rue du Loup comes out onto Place Pey Berland: home to the Pey Berland Tower, Bordeaux Cathedral and the city hall. While the origins of its name remain a mystery, one thing is certain; “Wolf Street” has long been a jewel in Bordeaux’s shopping experience.

les meilleures rues pour le shopping à Bordeaux

Rue Fondaudège

Rue Fondaudège runs from Place Tourny to Boulevard du Président Wilson. This pleasant, lively street (in the image of its neighbourhood) is known for its traders, with over a hundred different businesses of all kinds, satisfying locals’ daily needs: hair salon, food businesses, a florist, an antiques dealer, a shoe repair shop, bakeries, cheese shops, clothing stores, gift shops, home decor, specialist vintage shops, cafés, brasseries, estate agents, a gym… One shopping trip isn’t enough to unearth all of Rue Fondaudège’s treasures!

les meilleures rues pour le shopping à Bordeaux
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Rue Notre-Dame

At the heart of the Chartrons district, Rue Notre-Dame is one of Bordeaux’s most iconic streets. Wine merchants and antiques dealers stan alongside art galleries and shops that sell goods made by independent artisans, giving the area a bohemian feel, like the streets of Montmartre. The recently restored Saint-Louis church sits at the centre of the street, looking more impressive now than ever before. In addition to the antiques shops that have made Rue Notre Dame famous, these pretty home decor shops, opticians, clothes shops and concept stores have flourished all along the street. Get ready to fill up your shopping basket!

les meilleures rues pour le shopping à Bordeaux
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