Incredible walkable holiday destination in Europe feels ‘dreamlike’ | Travel News | Travel

Love exploring a new city on foot? Luckily, Europe is packed with pedestrian friendly cities where there’s no need to rent a car.

According to a study from the expert team at Booking.com , one of the continent’s most walkable cities is Bordeaux.

Located in southwestern France, Bordeaux sits on the banks of the Garonne River and is perhaps most famous for wine. The city has over 280,000 acres of vineyards.

The rue Sainte-Catherine, in the centre of the city, is one of Europe’s longest pedestrian streets and the perfect place to grab a croissant and watch the crowds go by.

A Booking.com spokesperson said: “Sauntering through Bordeaux, you’ll be able to sense its laid-back but graceful mood.

“Glorious neoclassical buildings line pedestrianised boulevards and fountain-filled squares. Of the latter, Place de la Bourse is probably the most spectacular with its ‘miroir d’eau’, the largest reflecting pool in the world, giving it a dreamlike appearance.”

The Miroir d’Eau is the world’s largest reflecting pool and unsurprisingly it’s Bordeaux’s most photographed spot.

In summer, children play in the water while tourists can soak their feet in the cool water after a long day of walking .

Place de La Bourse was built in the 1700s and is recognised on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

The spokesperson added: “As well as being great for walking, it is also very bike-friendly and has an impressive public transport system, so getting around is a breeze.”

While wine fans will be able to visit a vineyard for tastings, La Cite du Vin is an incredible museum that’s packed with information on wine.

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