One of the closest coastal resorts to UNESCO–listed Bordeaux, the lively beach town of Arcachon is famous for its plump, fresh Pacific oysters. Here are a few ways to explore the sun-drenched shores of the Côte d’Argent and savor the seafood flavors the locals love.
Bordeaux Hôtel de Ville (Palais Rohan)
Gates are open Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
30-31 Place Pey Berland, Bordeaux, France
Palais Rohan is located right by the Saint-André Cathedral and the Pey Berland belfry, in the heart of the historic district. It is easily accessible on foot or by tram via route A and B (stop Hôtel de Ville stop). Parking in the center of Bordeaux is relatively easy thanks to the many underground parkings – the easiest one for Palais Rohan being Parking St Christoly/ Pey Berland. Daytime rates (from 7AM to 8PM) are €2.40 per hour and the nighttime (between 8PM and 7AM) flat rate is €3.50. Exploring the grounds of the City Hall is free of charge; the gates are open between 8:30AM and 6PM from Monday to Friday. Visiting the interiors requires booking a French-speaking guided visit, which is scheduled every Wednesday and Friday at 2:30PM and 10AM respectively, and costs €5. Visiting the permanent collection of Bordeaux’s Fine Arts Museum is free of charge, while temporary exhibitions cost €5.
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