The glass building reflecting the Garonne River is hard to miss. Amidst the Euratlantique business district, La Halle Boca embodies the recent change that took over Bordeaux's hypercentre. Built where the old city slaughterhouse and Debat-Pensan covered market stood since 1938, this hybrid location is positioned halfway between office space, hotel and restaurant court. The food section is spread over almost 7,000 sqm and welcomes 16 gastronomical stands and a central bar. There is Vapiano and its Italian-influenced cuisine, for example, or the Garde-Manger, an outpost of Bordeaux restaurant La Petite Garonne that also functions as a deli. Unless you would rather try the La Boca Food Court, of course: a large 1,300 sqm space opened for all-day dining, seven days a week, serving healthy street food. Small eaters and sophisticated food lovers will all find what they are looking for.
Quai de Paludate