It is almost impossible to speak of Bordeaux, or to walk around it, without mentioning this street, highly popular with the Bordelais who came to do their shopping with their families on the weekends or with friends during the week. You will find it easily, as it stretches all the way from the Cours de l'Intendance - a staple of the Golden Triangle - straight to the most popular student area of the Place de la Victoire. With more than 230 stores, St. Catherine is often inundated by crowds of people. Outside of the holiday season, visitors tend to be at their most numerous during the bi-annual street markets in February and July. Both local and itinerant merchants set up their stalls to attract the curious in search of bargains with each new iteration.
The "Promenade Sainte-Catherine" - a new complex with a modern, village-style appearance - was opened in October 2015, and harmoniously integrated into the heart of Old Bordeaux. Despite the hubbub of the city streets outside, the atmosphere indoors is calm and serene. The space contains more than a hundred homes, as well as an 18,000 sqm shopping centre with about 30 stores.
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