87% score in the 2023 GDS-Index

The Bordeaux metropolitan area saw improvement (+2 points compared to 2022) in its fourth year taking part in the Global Destination Sustainability Index, which analyses the environmental and social performance of the local territory and the sustainable commitment of partners and the Tourism and Convention Office. This result ranks Bordeaux 9th in the world. 


million overnight stays recorded in Bordeaux Métropole in 2023

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of tourists hosted at the Bordeaux Tourism & Conventions office were French

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of tourists hosted at the Bordeaux Tourism & Conventions office were foreigners, of whom 14% were Spanish, 8% British and 5% German

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average length of stay


billion in economic benefits for the metropolitan area


of jobs in Bordeaux are related to tourism

An even balance between leisure and business clients

In 2022, 56% of customers in paid accommodation came for business, and 44% for leisure

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The average expenditure per day and per person was €73.40 for French tourists and €89.40 for foreign tourists

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People mainly arrive at the destination by car

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visitors to cultural spaces in 2023, against 638,000 visitors in 2020

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An estimated 2 million wine tourists in the Bordeaux wine region in 2018


 visitors came to the Tourism and Convention Office in 2023, against 172,000 in 2020

Accueil Bordeaux Tourisme

In 2022, the national monuments « in Bordeaux » welcomed more than 100,000 visitors. Among these monuments, the attendance of the  Pey Berland Tower increased by more than 120% compared to 2021, which represents a little more than 50,000 annual visitors. 

Overall satisfaction index slightly higher than the Eurocities standard (+7 points compared to the average of 203 points), according to the 2019 TCI Research visitor satisfaction survey

Green mobility, visitor welcome (including visitor information and reception from the local population), cultural offer.


Room for improvement in terms of value for money, especially in accommodation and restaurants.

Sustainable development of river use

123 000

day-trip passengers in 2019 and 24,200 in 2020

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 departures of cruises in 2022

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cruises passengers in 2022 

Professional meetings that actively contribute to the economic dynamism


Ranked  among French cities for the organisation of congresses*

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congress days hosted in 2023 in Bordeaux Métropole


million euros in estimated economic spin-offs from conferences in 2023

 * 2019 ICCA ranking, behind Paris, Lyon-Saint Étienne, Nice, Toulouse and Marseille-Aix

 **Calculation method taken from the « Étude sur les retombées économiques de l’activité des congrès en France et en Île-de-France »

Sources: Bordeaux Métropole and the Bordeaux Métropole Tourism and Convention Office index.

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