Bordeaux's airport, Bordeaux-Mérignac (BOD), is located four miles west of central Bordeaux off of highway A630.
Center: St. P. Meriadeck
Place Gambetta in St. Pierre Meriadeck is considered the center of Bordeaux. The area includes Ste. Catherine, the pedestrianized shopping street, the Musée des Beaux-Arts and parts of the five-mile long riverfront esplanade. The entire area is easily accessible by the city's state-of-the-art tram system.
Gare St. Jean
Although the neighborhood surrounding Gare St. Jean, Bordeaux's central train station, is rough around the edges, it's chockablock full of hotels. Place de la Victoire and the start of Ste. Catherine, the pedestrianized shopping street, is about a half mile from the train station.
Located two miles north of Bordeaux, "Le Lac" refers to the lake at the center of this mostly commercial area. Here you'll find offices and resorts a mile inland from the Garonne River. The area is easily accessible by public transportation.