Bordeaux Hotels near River Cruise Port Terminal

Hotels near Port of Bordeaux River Cruise Terminal and Pier in France

The Pont de Pierre bridge in Bordeaux

Bordeaux, France

Bordeaux is a beautiful port city on the Garonne River, which is located in
the south west of France. It is a very historical city and features
on the UNESCO World Heritage Site listing in recognition of exquisite
eighteenth century architectural examples. The city is known for its
art and culture, with numerous palaces, theaters, bridges over the river,
churches and museums.

Plenty of great value hotels and other accommodation such as b&b’s
can be found within close distance of the passenger pier, departure or
arrival point of river cruiseships.


Book the Best Hotel Deals

River cruiseboats dock at the Quai Louis XVIII or Quai des Chartons on the banks of the Garonne River, which is located opposite of the Course de la Martinique and not far from the city center. Companies sailing from the port include Viking, AmaWaterways, Uniworld and Scenic Cruises. Many voyages end in Libourne on the Dordogne.

Many cruises stop off at the Bordeaux terminal because of its rich history and many sights to take in. As a result, there are many cruise port hotels to choose from and lots of competitive deals at hotels along the river.

With so many beautiful hotels and deals to choose from you can easily stay at the cruise terminal for a few days before or after a cruise. This means you can elongate a holiday in France and make it extra special, while enjoying the sights that Bordeaux has to offer. Many of the hotel deals offer free breakfast, free wifi and free parking, so it is worth searching the deals and looking out for extras they offer you.

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Sunset view of Pont de Pierre in Bordeaux
Quality Hotel Centre
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Budget friendly property near the lively Saint-Pierre district, shops and dining.

Porte de Bourgogne in Bordeaux
Hilton Garden Inn Centre
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Popular 4 star hotel close to the Garonne River and Gare St Jean train station.

Place de la Bourse in Bordeaux France
InterContinental Hotel
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5 star luxury accommodation opposite the Grand Théâtre in the centre of the city.

Bordeaux River Cruise Port Terminal in France

Vessels dock at the Quai des Chartons or Quai Louis XVIII near the city centre

  • Cruise Port of Call

    Bordeaux is also an important port of call on many ocean cruises. Only smaller vessels can dock right in the heart of town at Port de la Lune, larger ships dock either in Bassens (30 minutes away) or in Le Verdon sur Mer at Port Medoc, which is situated 2 hours drive away at the mouth of the Garonne river in the Bay of Biscay.

    Other popular French river cruise ports include Avignon, Lyon, Paris and Chalon-sur-Saône. Among most visited ports by ocean liners are Cannes, Nice and Marseille in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region.

  • Where to Stay ?

    There are several areas to choose from if you decide to book a hotel near the Bordeaux cruise port.

    Perhaps if you just want to say for one or two days before or after a cruise you may decide to choose a hotel that is close to the cruise ship terminal. This will perhaps be a less stressful option to the start or end to your cruise holiday in France if you are close to the terminal, so you will have less distance to travel between the hotel and the cruise boat.

    Equally, you may choose a hotel near the airport which might be a convenient option before or after your flight to France.

    Perhaps if you are hoping to enjoy a lot of sight seeing in the city you may prefer a hotel that is in the city center, in the heart of the rich history.

    Another option may be to sat a one of the hotels at the beach, so you could relax by the sea and enjoy a beautiful sea view before or after you reach the Bordeaux terminal.

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  • Well connected to other areas of France

    There are numerous sights to see including several beautiful gardens throughout the port city. Bordeaux is significant worldwide for its wine trade, and wine has been produced in the area since the 8th century.

    The port city of Bordeaux is well connected to other areas of France as well as internationally.

    The transport links include an airport, train line and buses. Also, since the city is known as a port city which is a popular river cruise destination, there is even a shuttle boat which is ideal for transporting tourists to and from their cruise boat and areas of the city along the river.

    Before or after your cruise you can easily spend some days in romantic Paris which is easy reachable by high-speed TGV train. From Paris, Disneyland is just a short train ride away as well.

  • Nearest Airport

    The city’s airport is called Bordeaux-Mérignac Airport, approx 7mi or 12km west of the passenger terminal and downtown or town center hotels.

    There is a shuttle service operating between Bordeaux Airport and Train Station, every day, all year round.

  • Some Cruise Facts


    The local language is French, but some people in shops, hotels and restaurants will speak English as well.


    European Currency (EUR)

    Time Zone

    CET (Central Europe Time), UTC/GMT +1 hours

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