Located on the right bank, the Rocher de Palmer has become one of the most frequented concert halls in the city. Its main asset is definitely its eclectic selection of artists (you can come for a fado concert one evening and for a rap concert the next day). Very often, musicians don’t hesitate to come out from backstage to chat with the crowd.
Rocher de Palmer, 1, Rue Aristide Briand, Cenon, France, +33 5 56 74 80 00
The emblematic building over the beautiful Place de la Comédie is without a doubt the place where classical music lovers should go to. The spectacular acoustics of this majestic venue coupled with the fantastic artists performing there make the whole experience memorable.
Grand théâtre de Bordeaux, Place de la Comédie, Bordeaux, France, +33 5 56 00 85 95
Only couple minutes away from the Grand Théâtre, the Auditorium is the other iconic place dedicated to classical music in Bordeaux. The Auditorium regularly hosts recitals with some of the best musicians in the world. It is a formidable venue to visit while you are in Bordeaux!
Auditorium, 8 – 13 cours Georges Clemenceau, Bordeaux, France, +33 5 57 78 41 19
By far the smallest stage on our list, you will love the intimate vibe you get at Le Caillou du Jardin Botanique. This restaurant had the genius idea to invite on stage very talented musicians several times a week. This is a great idea for a date and if it doesn’t go well, the music will cover the awkward silence.
Le Caillou du Jardin Botanique, Esplanade Linné, Bordeaux, France, +33 6 85 99 32 42
Small to medium-sized concert halls favor warm exchanges between performers and their audiences. With the surging interest for Bordeaux over the past years, the city officials showed a real desire to build a big arena capable of welcoming international superstars. This is about to change with the imminent opening of the Bordeaux Métropole Arena. And who better than an iconic group like Depeche Mode to inaugurate this special place? The tickets sold out within minutes.
Bordeaux Métropole Arena, 48-50 Avenue Jean Alfonséa, Floirac, France, +33 892 39 01 00
A true emblem of Bordeaux, the Patinoire Mériadeck has hosted events for more than 35 years and has welcomed countless artists during that period. Due to the upcoming opening of the Bordeaux Métropole Arena and also due to the fact that it is also the premium venue that hosts the Bordeaux’s ice hockey team, the Patinoire Mériadeck will solely organize sporting events at the start of 2018.
Patinoire Mériadeck, 95, Cours Maréchal Juin, Bordeaux, France, +33 5 57 81 43 81