If the idea of finding a nice and useful souvenir for loved ones brings on a headache, there’s no need to worry anymore. From stores selling trinkets and magnets to t-shirts and wine, here is a selection of the 10 best places to buy gifts while visiting Bordeaux.
La Boutique Bordeaux
Don’t be surprised to run into Clément and its jobber filled with original souvenirs while visiting the streets of Bordeaux. In summer 2016, he launched La Boutique-Bordeaux, an itinerant boutique that sells only hand-made and items manufactured in France. For instance, buying products from his brand “Bordeaux C’est Gavé Bien” is a great idea of souvenir to purchase and bring back home. From March until November, you find Clément and his products from Tuesday to Sunday near Saint André Cathedral on Place Pey Berland (Hôtel de Ville stop on line A) from 10:30 am to 7 pm and on the same days from 7.30 pm to 10:30 p.m at Porte Cailhau (Porte de Bourgogne stop on lines A and C).
Those always on the lookout for unique pieces that would add more character to their homes should definitively drop by Bob Corner store. A true lifestyle heaven located in the chic Les Grands Hommes area, wine lovers will love the functional yet beautiful wine accessories and the beautiful decoration items displayed throughout the store. Shoppers can also find all the items available on their online store.
Bob Corner, 7 Rue Fénelon, Bordeaux, France, +33 05 56 23 18 70
We’ve all given this cheap “I love (insert city)” to that one relative we don’t really like but felt obliged to bring something back from our travels. The story will certainly change after entering TRANS-SHIRT Bordeaux and come across all their appealing and customisable designs. In addition to that, the staff is super friendly and very efficient.
TRANS-shirt Aquitaine, 2 Rue de la Merci, Bordeaux, France, +33 05 56 52 71 29
Cave Arts et Vins
Don’t leave Bordeaux without buying some wine. This wine shop, very close to the Porte Cailhau, is the place to go to buy the best regional, French, and international wines. Those wishing to organize a private event, get in touch with the staff who will be very happy to set up a wine tasting.
Cave Arts et Vins, 2 Place du Palais, Bordeaux, France, +33 05 56 06 35 44
Sun Bazar is the perfect store for families travelling together as it has a wide selection of items for everyone. Walk around this boutique located in the prestigious Triangle d’Or neighborhood. The colorful and and well-designed objects are great gifts for others or keepsakes from a trip to Bordeaux.
Sun Bazar, 25 Rue Condillac, Bordeaux, France, +33 05 57 83 63 50
Les filles à l’ouest
Les filles à l’ouest is the type of boutique to spend quite some time in and buy more items than initially planned. Seven local artists share this beautiful space and offer customers hand-made and special jewellery as well as many fashionable designs.
Les filles à l’ouest, 21 Rue du Père Louis Jabrun, Bordeaux, France, +33 06 09 07 01 43
This beautifully decorated concept store is located in Rue du Pas-Saint-Georges and sales items such as natural-cosmetics products and creative and colorful jewelry. This is also a great place to discover some talented designers and find some cool clothes to bring home.
Matsaï Mara, 20 Rue du Pas-Saint-Georges, Bordeaux, France, +33 05 56 81 35 61
Autour de Bordeaux
Autour de Bordeaux is ideal for people who would like to buy souvenirs typical of Bordeaux and its region but also support local artists. The store’s employees’ friendliness and guidance for those who are unsure of their choices also stand out.
Autour de Bordeaux, 10 Rue de Guienne, Bordeaux, France, +33 09 54 72 90 41
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