Pay a visit to the Jardin Public, the most famous park in Bordeaux. Very close to the city center, it is the perfect place to organize a picnic, jog, or take a nap very close to the city. Those who don’t have time to prepare a picnic but still want to enjoy the view, go to l’Orangerie, the in-garden restaurant for breakfast or lunch while enjoying the spectacular view.
The Parc Bordelais, located in the upstate neighborhood of Caudéran, is the biggest green space in Bordeaux. A wide range of activities are accessible and it is a family-friendly space. Indeed, the little train, the space allocated for animals, and a small theatre with a marionette show will enchant the children.
Built around a former castle whose ruins can still be seen, the Parc Rivière is not a famous parc. It is, however, a perfect place for a romantic get-away or some quiet time a little apart from the city’s main-touristic attractions. While there, make a halt to admire one of the perfectly-curated exhibitions of the Institut Culturel Bernard Magrez.
Jardin des Lumières
Stop at the Place de la Bourse tram station and embark on a formidable promenade in the city alongside the Garonne River. In this 5 km (3.1 mile) walk, pass the famous Miroir d’Eau and keep going to reach the Quai des Marques that has a large selection of original stores and places to eat.
The Jardin Botanique offers a wonderful opportunity to learn about biodiversity and sustainable development with many tools available to teach visitors more about these issues.
Parc Palmer in Cenon
The Parc Palmer is a public park in the town of Cenon, just 10-15 minutes from Bordeaux riding the tram (Palmer stop on line A). A family-friendly environment, it has a broad recreational area. It is also known for its atypical statutes and its proximity to the Rocher de Palmer Concert Hall.
Refuge Périurbain, Bègles
Only a few minutes away from Bordeaux in Bègles, this parc will enchant people who love hiking. Great for families, there is also a large shopping mall, a recreational area for the kids, and the Pavillon Garonne restaurant is a real hidden gem for those who get hungry.
Parc de Majolan
The Parc de Majolan is a great stop for those looking for an original and romantic escapade. Its amazing caves, decorative ruins, and spectacular fountains are breathtaking.
Parc aux Angéliques
Take a walk by the Quais des Queyries and be amazed by the stunning view over the Garonne. Only a few meters away stands Darwin, a very cool place to stop by for brunch, coffee, or admire the outdoor exhibitions.
Right across the astonishing Place des Quinconces, enjoy walking under the platans in this mini forest. A great place to walk by during the day, it gets lit up at night to make this place even more magical.