Follow the guide for a day full of surprises less than 500 metres from L'Hôtel Madame.

Follow the guide for a day full of surprises less than 500 metres from L'Hôtel Madame.

In the heart of Bordeaux Centre, the Hôtel Madame is the ideal starting point for a walking adventure to discover the unusual shops for which this vibrant city is famous. From your accommodation, immerse yourself in the cultural and gourmet effervescence as you explore unique addresses such as Mollat Bookseller, Chocolat Larnicol, Caviar de Neuvic, L'Intendant Wine Cellar, Caudalie skincare and products, and last but not least, the fascinating Musée de l'illusion. Follow the guide for a day full of surprises less than 500 metres from Hôtel Madame.

Make your stay in Bordeaux an opportunity to meet people who are passionate about their work in places steeped in history.

Mollat Bookshop - A literary escape just a few steps away

This independent bookshop has been a Bordeaux institution for over a century.

A temple of literature and culture, it offers advice and a warm welcome. As well as around a hundred thousand books in French covering all fields, you'll find a section of non-French literature in the original language, children's books and games, and of course a vast selection of books on Bordeaux and the surrounding region. Ask for advice, Mollat's sales staff know how to answer the most vague questions about books, advise you and find you the one you need.

It's the ideal place to start your stay and buy a series of guides to the region.

 @bordeauxsecret - LIBRERIE MOLLAT

Chocolat Larnicol - A delicacy for which this Breton chocolate maker is renowned

Continue towards the river and turn left into rue Sainte Catherine. Head towards the Grand Théâtre. Admire it and ... let your nose be your guide. Georges Larnicol, MOF, is an artisan chocolatier and creator of the mini Kouign Amann, a Breton speciality. At Hôtel Madame, we're not sectarian, and we know how to salute the talents of other French regions. Located at 1, cours de l'Intendance, his shop smells of chocolate, butter and caramel. He draws inspiration from this speciality of caramelised butter cake to create new delights. His chocolate creations are as tasty as they are technically impressive. Take some home and in the meantime keep them in the mini-bar in your room at the Hôtel Madame.


Caviar de Neuvic - Innovative gastronomic luxury

Caviar can only be Russian? It's a challenge that shouldn't have been thrown down to a man from Bordeaux. 

The pioneer of French caviar, and winner of numerous awards and medals, this uniquely flavoured caviar is sure to cause a sensation at your next get-together with friends or family. Through different recipes, you'll discover innovative flavours that will make your meal exceptional.


Cave à vin L'Intendant - An oenophile's journey through the ages

L'Intendant is located in Bordeaux's famous "golden triangle", the historic heart of the city, behind the façade of a small 17th-century town house. On entering this cellar, founded by Duclot in 1989, visitors discover a majestic circular staircase, 12 metres high and spanning five levels.

The 1,200 oak racks that make up the structure of the circular rooms contain more than 1,600 references, forming a library devoted exclusively to Bordeaux wines.
The magic happens as you climb the stairs, discovering rare wines, old vintages and great bottles...


Caudalie treatments & well-being - A relaxing break in Bordeaux

An address not to be missed. Your sense of smell will soon be seduced by the sweet perfume wafting over the Cours de l'intendance. 

The first 100% Bordeaux brand to succeed in creating cosmetics from grapes. 

We invite you to discover their new boutique & SPA, where you can even choose to be pampered in a local setting: a barrel cellar. 


Musée de l'illusion - Let yourself be surprised by this entertaining venue

Freshly opened in the Meriadeck district, are you ready for an adventure beyond anything you could have imagined? This museum will plunge you into a whirlwind world. If an illusion hides more than a million words, there are none more sincere to describe our museum.

The Hotel Madame is located in the heart of Bordeaux city centre. As well as the addresses described in this article, you're right at the heart of the city's appeal. Take advantage of this pedestrian escapade to explore the hidden treasures of Bordeaux and experience an unforgettable day at the heart of this dynamic city.

We look forward to welcoming you.

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