What to do and see in Merignac, France: The Best Places and Tips

October 7, 2017 Kaleigh Reichenbach

Discover the best top things to do in Merignac, France including Chateau Pape Clement, Parc de Majolan, La Vieille Eglise Saint-Vincent Merignac, The Hostel Escape game, Cite Fruges, Place de la Bourse (Place Royale), Maison du Vin, Grand Theatre, The Water Mirror, Grosse Cloche de Bordeaux.
Restaurants in Merignac

1. Chateau Pape Clement

216 avenue du Docteur Nancel Penard, 33607 Pessac, Bordeaux, France +33 5 57 26 38 34
Excellent
58%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 264 reviews

Chateau Pape Clement

This haven of peacefulness, located on the outskirts of Bordeaux, has witnessed its 60 hectares of vines surrounding the château built in the neo-Gothic style. You have to visit this seven-century-old Graves great growth to understand the reasons for its excellence. Combining traditional methods and latest technologies, we take the greatest care of our vineyard. Discover this jewel of Graves region, in order to solve the secrets of an exceptional estate, Château Pape Clément : from our horses and oxen's role in protecting the soil, to the use of music against vines' diseases, including our drone and our terracotta vats... Interested enthusiasts, knowledgeable connoisseurs, experienced tasters and demanding collectors - Bernard Magrez invites all of you to experience this extraordinary visit tailored-made to each person's interests, in a sumptuous place overflowing with history. Château Pape Clément welcomes you 7 days a week, by appointment.

Reviewed By O1593GUrichardc

Only a bus ride from centre of town. Exceptionally knowledgeable tour guide talked us through the Chateau's history. Private collection of wine dating back to 1893 was good to see. Interesting to learn about the 'terroirs'. Tour lasted about 1hr10 mins. Followed by tasting of two different wines they make (1 good, 1 exceptional). 20€ for the 1hr30 experience. Worth doing - just ring them directly! Nice little shop, too.

2. Parc de Majolan

Rue Francois Ransinangue, Blanquefort, Bordeaux, France
Excellent
52%
Good
43%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 385 reviews

Parc de Majolan

Reviewed By Edward P

Went here for an hour to chill out by a lake and have some lunch. Ended up being about three hours and really enjoyed the place. Great for kids and something different. The caves were something else. Really interesting and different and something I wasn't really expecting. Great to go for a run or a picnic. Private. Lots of space and parking. Really enjoyable.

3. La Vieille Eglise Saint-Vincent Merignac

Rue Boileau, 33700 Merignac, Bordeaux, France +33 5 56 18 88 62
Excellent
29%
Good
68%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 27 reviews

La Vieille Eglise Saint-Vincent Merignac

Reviewed By Symon P - Leeds, United Kingdom

Lovely old building surrounded by unexciting blocks of flats. Spotted it when we were driving through Merignac on the way back to Bordeaux

4. The Hostel Escape game

31 rue de Pacaris, 33400 Talence, Bordeaux, France +33 6 43 84 33 72
Excellent
98%
Good
2%
Satisfactory
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5 based on 49 reviews

The Hostel Escape game

In this mysterious place, you will have to apprehend your environment, evolve in the middle of riddles in connection with this one, but also to advance in a history, the enigmas and the scenario being one. The goal is not only to leave the room but, as in the cinema, to know the end of the film.

Reviewed By Claire H - Bordeaux, France

Escape Game au top!! L'ambiance, la déco, les énigmes, le scénario... tout était parfait pour assurer un moment très entraînant et prenant!! On a hâte de faire la chambre 237 et on vous la recommande à 200%!!

5. Cite Fruges

4 rue le Corbusier, 33600 Pessac, Bordeaux, France +33 5 56 36 56 46
Excellent
45%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
3%
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Overall Ratings

4 based on 85 reviews

Cite Fruges

Bordeaux industrialist Henri Frugès commissioned the visionary architect Charles-Edouard Le Corbusier, to create this unconventional neighbourhood. 50 houses were built in 1926, and restored in the 1970s. This brought out renewed respect for the buildings, which are now listed and protected in a national heritage zone (Protection du Patrimoine Architectural Urbain et Paysager).

Reviewed By cortontrader - Suffolk England

Whilst I am not sure Corbusier's talent matched his fame this is well worth a visit. The opening times varied between web sites so check in advance, but basically it seems to be open Tuesday-Sunday but closed for lunch. Quite a long journey by tram and bus but through enjoyable Bordeaux suburbs.
No tour was available when I visited but I was presented with a lovely and detailed book free of charge. The house is small and looking round only takes a few minutes but I enjoyed wandering around the rest of the site noting houses of differing styles and diverse states of repair.
Unité d'Habitation in Marseille is much bigger and the common areas have unrestricted access. The rooftop is a highlight with wonderful views over the city.

6. Place de la Bourse (Place Royale)

Bordeaux, France
Excellent
65%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 5 reviews

Place de la Bourse (Place Royale)

Reviewed By Jenny D

Definitely worthwhile visiting this area during the day to admire the beautiful architecture. Note all of the details and arcs with different faces.

7. Maison du Vin

Bordeaux, France 56-00-22-66
Excellent
67%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 165 reviews

Maison du Vin

Reviewed By David R - Neutral Bay, Australia

If you know something about Bordeaux wines or nothing at all this wine bar is a must do attraction.. A wine list by the glass that changes monthly showcasing a range of sparkling, white, clairet, rose and red wines. Beautiful, comfortable air-conditioned setting, quality glassware and exceptionally modest pricing ensures you can try out a great range of the regions wines. Prices range from 2 euros to 8 on average and if you ask for "un demi" you'll get 15cl of wine per glass at half the price allowing you to sample a seriously wide range of wines. Have been here 5 times now and never disappointed.

8. Grand Theatre

2 Place de la Comedie, 33024, Bordeaux, France +33 5 56 00 85 95
Excellent
60%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Grand Theatre

Considered by many to be the cultural heart of the city, this elaborately carved opera house surprises the senses with its fine architecture and interior design as well as its world-class Performances.

Reviewed By Stephen S

visually interesting. Tour in French and mine is not good. But it's a convenient site & there are tours in English.

9. The Water Mirror

Place de la Bourse, 33000, Bordeaux, France +33 5 56 31 31 01
Excellent
66%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 4 reviews

The Water Mirror

The "Miroir d'Eau" is less than 10 years old, but located just across from a monument nearly 3 centuries old, it has become one of the city's main attractions.

Reviewed By Roger K

I can categorically state that this feature does not work in the winter. It is not switched on until the middle of April. This information comes from the tourist information centre.

10. Grosse Cloche de Bordeaux

Cours Victor Hugo, Bordeaux, France +33 5 56 48 04 24
Excellent
48%
Good
47%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 734 reviews

Grosse Cloche de Bordeaux

Reviewed By Craig M - Bermuda

This is a beautiful old gate with two clocks and a bell tower. The big bell was erected in 1775 and replaced an older bell that was damaged in the fire of 1774.
As a nearby plaque states, the bell was the 'bearer of all good and bad tidings to the people of Bordeaux.'
There are two different clocks, one on each side of the gate, so be sure to look at both sides.

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