A Travel Price Comparison for France Bordeaux vs. Beaune for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Bordeaux or Beaune?

Should I visit Bordeaux or Beaune? This is a common question asked by many travelers. By figuring out which city is more affordable, you'll understand where you can get more bang for your buck. So, let's dive into the data, which all comes from actual travelers.

Bordeaux

Bordeaux is the place to go for fine wines. It's a very mellow, cultural city where you can enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of a quaint cafe or restaurant without being rushed. The city is the capital of Gironde, and the entire metropolitan area has over one million residents. The city also has a rather large and vibrant university and the population is known to be very tolerant and liberal. There is a very strong artistic vibe in the city and, due to it's history of English rule, there is an English flair to the area. The large student population means that there is no shortage of opportunities to see shows, hear music, or visit a museum.

Beaune

The walled-town of Beaune is located at the center of the Burgundy winemaking region in France. Once the capital of the region and still surrounded by the Cote d’Or vineyards, the cobbled town is just a starting point for food and wine connoisseurs looking to taste their way through the greater countryside of Burgundy.

Which city is cheaper, Beaune or Bordeaux?

These are the overall average travel costs for the two destinations.

The average daily cost (per person) in Bordeaux is €95, while the average daily cost in Beaune is €133. These costs include accommodation (assuming double occupancy, so the traveler is sharing the room), food, transportation, and entertainment. While every person is different, these costs are an average of past travelers in each city. Below is a breakdown of travel costs for Bordeaux and Beaune in more detail.



Accommodation

If you're traveling alone, you may be able to find a budget hotel or hostel for around €51. But for two people in a standard two-person hotel room in Bordeaux the cost is €102 on average.

Accommodation prices vary by location and style, but travelers pay on average about €132 for a double occupancy room in Beaune.


  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Bordeaux 51
    Beaune 66
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Bordeaux 102
    Beaune 132

Food

The average traveler spends about €36 per day in Bordeaux for food, but obviously this is dependent on the type of restaurant and the amount of food ordered. To save money you can grab a lighter lunch or dinner, or you can try fast food or street food.

Food in Beaune costs travelers about €43 per day on average. Restaurants can vary significantly in price, so choose wisely if you're trying to save money. Fast food and street stalls are typically your cheapest options, which sit down restaurants can be significantly more expensive.


  • Food Meals for one day
    Bordeaux 36
    Beaune 43

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Bordeaux

Also, here are some specific examples of food and dining related activities in Bordeaux.

  • Street Food Tour by Bike: $57
  • 2-Hour River Dinner Cruise: $72
  • Bordeaux Traditional Food Tour: $106
  • Small-group French Cooking Class in Bordeaux with Dinner: $108
  • Saint-Emilion Afternoon & French Cooking Class: $210
  • Bordeaux and La Cité du Vin Day Tour with French Cuisine Cooking Class: $514

Typical Food prices in Beaune

Below are a few samples from actual travelers for food and meal costs in Beaune:


  • Fast Food Lunch (for 2)
    9.00
  • Cookie
    1.00
  • Coffee
    2.80

Local Transportation

The average price of local transportation around Bordeaux is €12 per person, per day. As this average includes both taxis and public transport, keep in mind that the prices of private drivers and taxis are significantly more expensive than public transportation.

The average price of local transportation around Beaune is €33 per person, per day. As this average includes both taxis and public transport, keep in mind that the prices of private drivers and taxis are significantly more expensive than public transportation.


  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Bordeaux 12
    Beaune 33

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Bordeaux

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Bordeaux:

  • Arrival Private Transfer Bordeaux Airport BOD to Bordeaux City by Minivan: $115
  • Arrival Private Transfer Bordeaux Airport BOD to Bordeaux City in Business Car: $74
  • Bordeaux Airport Transfers: Bordeaux to Bordeaux Airport BOD in Business Car: $106
  • Bordeaux Airport Transfers: Bordeaux to Bordeaux Airport BOD in Luxury Car: $131
  • Bordeaux Airport Transfers: Bordeaux to Bordeaux Airport BOD in Luxury Van: $113
  • Bordeaux Private Transfer from Bordeaux city centre to Bordeaux Airport: $124
  • Bordeaux-Mérignac Airport Transfer to City Center Hotel: $87
  • Departure Private Transfer Bordeaux City to Bordeaux Airport BOD by Business Car: $74
  • Departure Private Transfer Bordeaux City to Bordeaux Airport BOD by Minivan: $117
  • Departure Private Transfers : Bordeaux to Bordeaux Airport BOD in Business Car: $106
  • Departure Private Transfers : Bordeaux to Bordeaux Airport BOD in Luxury Van: $108
  • Low Cost Private Transfer From Bergerac-Roumanière Airport to Bordeaux City - One Way: $358

Is it cheaper to fly into Bordeaux or Beaune?

Prices for flights to both Beaune and Bordeaux change regularly based on dates and travel demand. We suggest you find the best prices for your next trip on Kayak, because you can compare the cost of flights across multiple airlines for your prefered dates.





Entertainment

Bordeaux's costs for entertainment, tickets, attractions, and tours will often cost around €6.31 per person, per day. This cost can vary widely by the type of activity, however, as this includes admission tickets, day tours, museums, and other things to do.

Beaune's costs for entertainment, tickets, attractions, and tours will often cost around €26 per person, per day. This cost can vary widely by the type of activity, however, as this includes admission tickets, day tours, museums, and other things to do.


  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Bordeaux 6.31
    Beaune 26

Tours and Activities in Bordeaux

Here are a few actual costs in Bordeaux for available activities, ticket prices, and tours:

  • The Best of Find more than wine in the city centre on this audio tour: $5.00
  • Centre of Explore over 2,000 years of history on an audio tour: $5.00
  • Bordeaux Private Tour: Old Town Exploration Game: $5.59
  • Self-guided Discovery Walk in Bordeaux’s City Centre: a short local adventure: $10
  • Bordeaux River Cruise: $16
  • Bordeaux City Sights Walking Tour: $17
  • Musical Walking Tour of Bordeaux: $19
  • Bordeaux La Cité du Vin Wine Culture Museum Skip-the-Line Entrance Ticket: $25
  • 1-Hour Bordeaux Electric Scooter Tour: $31
  • 1-Hour Electric Bike Tour of Bordeaux: $31
  • Bordeaux Electric Bike Rental Self Guided City Tour: $31
  • 1-Hour Bordeaux Electric Scooter Tour: $31

Typical Entertainment prices in Beaune

Here are a few typical costs in Beaune for activities, ticket prices, and tours that come from previous visitors:


  • Winery Tour (for 2)
    20

Tours and Activities in Beaune

Here are a few actual costs in Beaune for available activities, ticket prices, and tours:

  • Touristic highlights of Beaune on a Half Day (4 Hours) Private Tour with a local: $124
  • Burgundy Grand Crus Route Day Tour with 10 Wines Tastings in Family Domains: $209
  • Half-Day Private Tour in Côte de Beaune: $218
  • One day tour of Beaune & the road of the Grands Crus.Organic & biodynamic wines: $243
  • Private Tour Full Day Côte de Beaune: $367
  • Private Tour: Wines of Burgundy Day Tour from Beaune: $379
  • Private Full Day Tour Côte de Nuits and Côte de Beaune: $397
  • Private Full Day Tour - Côte de Nuits : Pinot Noir Paradise: $397
  • Private Full Day Tour to the Heart of Burgundy: $454
  • Burgundy Cote de Beaune Private Day Tour: $516
  • Full Day Private Tour with Tasting of 10 Grands Crus - The Best of Burgundy: $733
  • Multi Day Private Tour of Côte de Nuits and Côte de Beaune: $734

Alcohol

While the amount that someone spends on alcohol while visiting Bordeaux may vary from person to person, on average a person spends €21 per day on alcoholic beverages.

While the amount that someone spends on alcohol while visiting Beaune may vary from person to person, on average a person spends €38 per day on alcoholic beverages.


  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Bordeaux 21
    Beaune 38

Sample the Local Flavors in Bordeaux

Also in Bordeaux, these are the prices for nightlife and alcohol related activities from various tour providers:

  • Bordeaux Wine and Trade Museum Admission Ticket with Wine Tasting: $8.71
  • Walking Tour and Wine Tasting: $20
  • La Cité du Vin Entrance Ticket and Wine Tasting: $24
  • Wine Tasting Cruise from Cité du Vin: $26
  • Discover Bordeaux vineyard : special wine tasting with two cellar men brothers: $37
  • Cheese & Wine Tasting in Bordeaux: $48
  • Bordeaux Cheese & Wine Tasting Walking Guided Tour: $49
  • Chateau du Taillan and Park including Wine Tasting Tour: $50
  • Bordeaux Urban Wine Tour: Wine Chateau and Wine Bar: $61
  • Bordeaux Morning Wine Tasting Class: $61
  • Bordeaux Small-Group Wine Tasting & Workshop with a Professional Sommelier: $61
  • Bordeaux Vineyards Wine Tasting Half-Day Trip: $61

Sample the Local Flavors in Beaune

Also in Beaune, these are the prices for nightlife and alcohol related activities from various tour providers:

  • Beaune Small-Group Half Day Tour with Lunch and Wine Tastings at Family Domain: $128
  • Burgundy Full-Day Tour and Wine Tastings from Beaune: $174
  • Burgundy Bike Tour with Wine Tasting from Beaune: $219
  • Beaune Small-Group Day Tour including Wine Tastings and Lunch: $229
  • Côte de Nuits Wine Tour: $311
  • Wine Tasting Tour Côte D'Or - Private Full Day: $367
  • Full-Day Private Tour: Wine Tasting, with 6 Grands Crus The Best of Burgundy: $599
  • Private Wine Tasting Tour in Cote de Beaune: $874


When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Bordeaux and Beaune, we can see that Beaune is more expensive. And not only is Bordeaux much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Bordeaux would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Bordeaux and be able to afford a more luxurious travel style by staying in nicer hotels, eating at more expensive restaurants, taking tours, and experiencing more activities. The same level of travel in Beaune would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Beaune than you might in Bordeaux.

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