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So you want to avoid a half-an-hour stroll from the centre of Bordeaux to the wine museum La Cité du Vin? Bike along La Garonne, rent one of those scooters or take tram B from the Quinconces stop.
A cooler option though is a ferry called BAT3 that goes on the Garonne river. Not very practical in general, but great to enjoy views of Bordeaux from the water or to entertain kids. There is a real captain onboard!
The boat has a short route from Stalingrad on the right bank of the river, through Bordeaux centre around the Quinconces square, to La Cité du Vin and then to a suburb of Bordeaux called Lormont. It is part of TBM, the local public transport system.
To catch one of these, check the schedule, buy a ticket on board for 3 euros or use a TBM tram ticket (1.70 euros). Remember to validate it onboard.
Pros: Quick picturesque ride, a great experience for kids and an alternative to a river cruise. You can take your bike on the boat.
Cons: Not running very often, service stops after dark.
Have a great ride and a visit to La Cité du Vin.
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