How you could sustainably visit Bordeaux ? Below you will find all the information you need to do it properly.
If you want to read the article in French, click here.
Where you should sustainably stay in Bordeaux ?
You should always check if your hotel is eco-friendly. Few labels will help you, in some way, to distinguish hotels which are respectful of the environment :
– Green Key
– ATR (Acting for Responsible Tourism)
– European Ecolabel
– Green Globe
The outer-urban refuges (website in French) : they are free ecological and artistic concept, open all along the summer. You have different choices :
– « Le Hamac » in Gradignan
– « La Belle Etoile » in Floirac
– « La Vouivre » in Ambès
– « Les Guetteurs » in Bègles
– « Le Tronc creux » in Pessa
– « Le Nuage » in Lormont
How to sustainably move in the city ?
You will find in Bordeaux tramways and buses : TBM network. No need to rent a car, everything will be easily catch and join with those.
Tramway : 3 lines cover up the city : from Blanquefort to Bègles, from Mérignac to Floirac and finally from Pessac to Lormont. Click here for the map.
Bus : dozens of lines cover up the city center and the suburbs. Click here for the map.
VCub/V³ : stations are spread all around the city, they are free-used bicycles. You will only need 200€ deposit with your credit card. The 2 first hours are free. Just enjoy !
Bicyles road : Bordeaux has 700km of « green roads ». Click here for the map.
Citiz : a system of shared cars, available in other cities in France also.
How to eat sustainably ?
Frigo Zéro Gaspi : it is a fridge open to everyone, where people can leave food for others.
N.B : do not leave meat, the fridge is totally vegetarian.
Adress : 2 rue de Tauzia / Tramway C (Tauzia stop)
HopHopFood : this apps try to fight against waste, and permits to donate your extra food to others.
Where you could eat in Bordeaux ?
Graines de Sauvage : this restaurant offers ——–terrasse végétalisée, with healthy brunch and natural beers !
Adress : 2 Rue de Saintonge, Tramway B (Victoire stop)
Magasin Général : if you are looking for bio brunch, it is the place to be.
Adress: 87 Quai des Queyries, Tramway B (Victoire stop)
The bio market of the Chartrons : is the second bio market of France. We will find each thursday flowers and food issued from biologial agriculture.
Adress : 157 Quai des Chartrons, Tramway B (Chartrons stop)