* Tip from Roëll (www.wearetravellers.nl)
Bordeaux is filled with beautiful buildings, but it is certainly a hip as well. For the urban and hipster side of Bordeaux you should not be in the historic center, but just across La Garonne river. When you run over the modern Pont Chaban Delmas bridge or the classic Pont de Pierre bridge, you will soon discover the Darwin area. It has a bit of a Berlin vibe, because of the street art and the gigantic warehouse that has been converted into a restaurant, bar, shop and supermarket in one. Visit Magasin General, simply to admire the interior or to buy a locally brewed Darwin beer and chill out on one of the baroque sofas overlooking the gigantic painted monkey across the street.
Address: RDC, Bâtiment Nord, 87 Quai des Queyries, 33100 Bordeaux