15 Best Places to Shop in Bordeaux and the Wine Country, France

Baillardran

With fourteen stores in Bordeaux alone, Baillardran is going to be hard to walk by without at least looking in its windows at those sweet delights, canelés de Bordeaux. Much like a Doric column in miniature, the small indented, caramelized cakes, made with vanilla and a dash of rum, are a delicious regional specialty.

Blaye Market

Sample the local produce and gourmet fare Wednesday and Saturday from 8 am to 1 pm on the main road at the foot of the citadel.

Cazes et Fils

A great place to stock up on local wines, as well as bottles from other regions of France, under the tutelage of an exceptionally knowledgeable owner who clearly loves what he does.
12 route de la Cabane de Vigne, Bourg sur Gironde, 33710, France
05–57–58–38–79

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Citadel Barracks Artists and Artisans Studios

See the painters, ceramicists, leather designers, fabric painters, and other creatives at work in their studios. If something takes your fancy you can buy it on the spot.
Avenue du 144E Régiment, Blaye, 33390, France
05–57–45–12–09

Espace La Croix-Davids

The best place in town to taste, and buy, the local wines and peruse the work of local artists.

Fromagerie Deruelle

For a grand selection of cheeses—along with raw milk, smoked-sea-salt butter, bulk honey, and all things creamy and tasty—stop in at Elodie Deruelle's shop, Fromagerie Deruelle.

Grand Déballage de Brocante

Within the shadow of the church of St-Michel, a few blocks south of the Pont de Pierre and just off the river, one of the country's largest flea markets operates every second Sunday during the months of March, June, September, and December—all day long. Year-round, a weekly Sunday flea market is also held here, which is just the ticket if you're looking for real bargains away from the storefronts or need a nice excuse to explore the historic St-Michel quarter.

Pl. St-Michel, Bordeaux, 33000, France

Jean d'Alos Fromager-Affineur

For an exceptional selection of cheeses, go to Jean d'Alos Fromager-Affineur.

4 rue Montesquieu, Bordeaux, 33000, France
05–56–34–03–00

Krazy Kat

To experience the French fascination for comic books, take a peek in this bookstore, where you'll find Tintin alive and well. The café in back is a nice place to get a feel for the bande dessinée (graphic novel) scene, known as the "Ninth Art" in France.

La Fabrique Pains et Bricoles

Want Bordeaux's best bread to go with your cheese? Get in line. Apparently, the word's out about La Fabrique Pains et Bricoles because the queue is out the door at this fine bakery—and that's always a good sign.

Maison des Vins des Cadillac

This historic 17th-century closière serves as the wine house of Cadillac, where English-speaking experts are on hand to help you make sense of, and taste, some of the more than 400 wines from estates covering 3,400 acres of Bordeaux. You can purchase the wines that take your fancy.

Maison du Vin de Blaye

This is the place to learn about, taste, and buy the regional wines. With more than 300 bottles to choose from, you'll appreciate the friendly, knowledgeable staff all happy to guide you through the area's great appellations. Hour-long tasting classes are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Outdoor Market

A colorful market held every Saturday morning in the city center offers everything from live animals to wine, honey, and homemade jams. A visit is a great way to get a feel for the regional products and produce or to furnish a picnic.
Centre Ville, Cadillac, 33410, France

Pâtisserie Brégier

A local specialty that originated here in the 17th century, the Blaye Praline is attributed to Marshall de Plessis-Praslin, whose guests were served the sugar-coated almonds on golden spoons. Nowadays you can buy pralines and other regional delights at this dreamy pastry shop.
Cours de la république, Blaye, 33390, France
05–57–42–09–76

Vinothèque

Next to the tourist information office, Vinothèque sells top-ranked Bordeaux wines.