Quality Hotel Bordeaux Centre
27 rue du Parlement
Phone: (33) 5 56819512
Fax: (33) 5 56445051
The ever popular FNAC has a store location in the heart of Bordeaux where you would find DVDs, music CDs, magazines and books. The store also has board games, XBox and other play stations. The staff is efficient and always cordial, and helps you browse through the astounding collection. And the greatest part about the shop is that if they do not have the item you were looking for, you can always leave a request for it and the store will surely get your choice in stock. For further queries do check their website.
Galeries Lafayette is the flagship of French style presenting its customers with a refined selection on every floor, from designer perfumes, to top of the range cosmetics and exclusive fashion brands such as Agnès B. At Christmas time, the store is bursting with color and adorned with spectacular decorations. Every department is individually managed, with cash desks scattered all over for your convenience. If you don't like crowds, you're best steering clear during the sales, but if you appreciate good service and leisurely browsing in one of the best known stores in France, then this is place for you.
Stepping inside the Disney Store is like being transported right into the cartoon world of Walt Disney itself. Built along the same lines as the giant Dysney Store in Paris, it is designed to make you want to fill your whole house with the likes of the entire collection of Mickey Mouse books, cuddly Lion King toys, 101 Dalmatians PC games, Aladdin cups and Cruella breakfast bowls, as well as a collection of clothes for all sizes, so that both parents and children can wear the latest cartoon creature. The sales staff never stop smiling, but sometimes it's just all part of the show.
This shop is one of the outlets of the grand chain Foot Locker, specialising in sports footwear. Boots and shoes for team sports such as football (soccor), rugby or basketball, shoes for athletics and jumping or, simply, trainers for jogging or relaxing, are all available from brand names as Nike, Reebok or Fila. Sportswear is also on sale, ranging from tracksuits to tee-shirts and caps. However, try to avoid Saturdays because the shop is full to bursting point.
Entirely pedestrianized and over a kilometer long, this is the busiest shopping street in Bordeaux; it is also one of the town's oldest thoroughfares. In Roman times, it was a major north-south road. Today, it is still important, since it links the Grand Théâtre to the Place de la Victoire. The street has borne the same name since the 18th Century, in honor of the martyr saint whose chapel is located nearby.
The Machine à Lire is a bookstore situated in a typical Bordeaux stone building at the Place du Parlement. The bookshelves, filled with a good assortment of art, French literature, philosophy and children's books, are arranged around vaultings. If you want to send a postcard back home – the selection of Bordeaux postcards are of exceptional elegancy, and others more fancy. The booksellers are helpful and have a large knowledge of what they sell. The Machine à Lire is a charming, relaxing place not overrun by people. You can browse unhurriedly through all the books and breath the air of the old stones. The ambiance is completed by temporary photo exhibitions and regular events centered around books and literature.
Take a look inside this shop and discover shelf upon shelf full of different models to build, including planes, cars, boats and motorbikes. This is without doubt the model toy specialist in Bordeaux, who also offers a wide range of wonderful electric train sets and remote control boats, planes and cars. Whether you are a fan of building the models yourself or you're mad about train sets, this is the right place to come for advice on how to build such a model and take home some really cool gizmos.
Looking for used, useless, or useful stylish kitsch objects? The Oops is the wonderful store for endless, nameless things--a paradise for trendy people who like playful objects. Need a lip style telephone, feather pens, a fluffy wallet with eyes or just a new fancy alarm clocks is bright colors? Most of the stuff comes from creative brands which are not very cheap. But the Oops is a perfect colorful place to cheer yourself, or others, up. Not the smallest idea for a birthday gift, a souvenir? At the Oops you definitely will find something. Oops! I bought something...
BD Fugues is a bookstore specialized in comic books (BD is short for Bande dessinée which means comic strip in English). The large collection reaches from French classic comic books like Asterix and Obelix to Japanese Mangas. This is a real must for anybody who likes comics. Beside comics, you will find all important comic characters as figurines and on T-Shirts. In the back of the BD Fugues is a small snack-bar. During the warm period tables are set up in front of the store and you can have a coffee while skimming through the comics. Regularly, book dedications, expositions and other events related to the comic world are organized.
Except the color of some of the dresses, the name of the vegetable does not have a lot to do with the boutique! Pickles is a collective of designers determined to make the most colorful dresses. The collections are available for men, women and children, with nice, comfortable cuts and a combination of trendy and classy styles. The strong colors range from pink to multicolored with fresh and sunny shades. These clothes make you hungry for summer, the sun and the beach. Even if this is not the case, simply wearing your brightly-colored outfit will keep you in good humor year-round.
If you want a restyle or you want to shake off your old threads, then you've come to the right address. You can drop your drag off at Jolie Môme on a sale or return basis, but make sure they belong to the styles of the 1970s as the manager is very selective. She regularly collaborates with some local young designers and together they offer an attractive array of clothes, hats and jewelry. She also makes some great little handbags, backpacks and pouches herself. This is a unique store for great second-hand clothes. Expect to find all original outfits here!
The small boutique Le Petit Zouk is a perfect place to return to your childhood, and definitely a paradise for children. The interior is beautifully decorated in pastel colors and nice children's furniture. The Petit Zouk offers all kinds of accessories for children: hand-knitted plush toys, school bags, old school metal toys, patchwork quilts and many more. Grown-ups with a love for vintage may find happiness among the notebooks, card games and a large choice of key rings, colored glasses and plates. The Petit Zouk is the ideal place to find gifts for young and old.