A half mile of Bordeaux's top shopping and nightlife.
Shop till you drop!
Rue de Sainte Catherine is Bordeaux's shopping ground zero, a pedestrian half-mile of shop after shop where you can likely find just about anything you're looking for, from the cheapest gifts, souvenirs, and postcards to the most chichi of scents and designer goods. Another of its strong points is the nightlife, from top-quality dining to glamorous watering holes. It runs north to south across the old quarter, from the Grand Théâtre to Place de la Victoire. If possible, it's best to avoid on weekends, which are more susceptible to crowds and pickpockets.