Discover the multi-faceted nature of Bordeaux design

Discover the multi-faceted nature of Bordeaux design

A hotbed of design, Bordeaux will capture your heart and soul with its buildings inspired by days gone by in a bid to redefine the present. Wander down ancient and present-day streets as you soak up the aesthetic charms of the city: including in your hotel.

Arty walks in the heart of Bordeaux
In the city of Bordeaux, slick design forms a bridge between past and present. Get back to basics and learn about the city's history at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs et du Design museum, where delicate faïence and ceramics are on display, as well as precious wooden furniture from the 18th and 19th centuries. Close by, the ancient buildings around the port have become canvases for a modern form of expression: the contemporary art museum and the regional contemporary art collection showcase installations designed to change the way you see the world around you. In town, design pieces unexpectedly emerge around every corner in the city's historic districts. At one of the ends of the old stone bridge, a blue lion juts out like a celestial guardian. This piece by artist Xavier Veilhan rears up over the Place Stalingrad where it was first set up in 2005.
Design in Bordeaux hospitality
Stay in Bordeaux and experience UNESCO World Heritage-listed culture while embracing the future. A handful of cutting-edge design hotels exemplify this dual-natured Bordeaux experience. Set off along the Bacalan quay and look out for the iceberg-shaped structure: the Seeko’o was awarded Bordeaux's leading prize for architecture. Once inside, cold and hot air mingle for a futuristic feel combined with Bordeaux's classic style. On Rue Joseph-Abria, a row of pastel sticks marks the entrance to the Meriadeck. This casual approach to art is reflected in the ibis Styles hotels in Bordeaux, where it is incorporated into the meeting spaces and rooms in a fun, upbeat style.
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