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Offered in: English and 1 more

Overview

Get to know Bordeaux by foot on this 2-hour walking tour, perfect for first-time visitors to the city. As you stroll between the sites, discover illuminating facts about the city and its history, and enjoy photo stops at highlights such as the towering Monument aux Girondins and handsome Place de la Bourse. Along the way, take in the picturesque Garonne River, amble along the pedestrianized shopping boulevard of Rue Sainte-Catherine, and check out the splendid Grand Théâtre, a vision of sweeping columns and one of France’s best-known theaters.
  • 2-hour Bordeaux highlights walking tour
  • Get a comprehensive overview of Bordeaux from an experienced guide
  • Explore Bordeaux’s historical city center to see attractions such as Monument aux Girondins and Place de la Bourse
  • Walk down Rue Sainte-Catherine, touted as one of the longest pedestrian streets in Europe
  • Admire the impressive Grand Théâtre in Place de la Comédie
Begin your 2-hour walking tour in central Bordeaux. Meet your informative guide and set off to explore the elegant streets as you learn about the city’s history and culture. Your precise route may vary depending on the weather and number of people in your group, but your guide will showcase as many of the city’s landmarks as possible.

Make your way to the magnificent Monument aux Girondins, a soaring fountain and column that celebrates the Girondists, a group of 18th-century, conservative National Assembly deputies executed in 1793 for their counter-revolutionary activities during the French Revolution.

Crane your neck to see the winged Statue of Liberty that crowns the column, and then stroll along the pretty banks of the Garonne River. Soak up the river views and pause at the Place de la Bourse, one of Bordeaux’s most recognizable squares. Created by Louis XV’s chief architect Ange-Jacques Gabriel in the 18th century, this impressive expanse is home to the handsome Stock Exchange (Bourse), and a the beautiful fountain of the three graces.

Continue to the Rue Sainte-Catherine, the traffic-free avenue that ranks as one of Europe’s longest pedestrianized thoroughfares. Saunter past the chic shops and restaurants that frame this street, and pass the Place de la Victoire on route to the Place de la Comédie.

Stop at this bustling square, and discover how it was once the location of a Roman temple. Pose for photos outside the sweeping, columned portico of the Grand Théâtre, a stunning neoclassical building that has become a symbol of the city. As admire the perfectly proportioned façade, hear how the theater was completed in 1780 and stands as a monument to the wealth of Bordeaux's emerging bourgeoisie at the time.

Drink in the buzz of the square, and then finish your tour back at the start point. Bid goodbye to your guide, who will be happy to offer tips if you wish to continue exploring Bordeaux independently.

Reviews

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B
, Mar 2018

I learned a lot about Bordeaux and got to see quite a bit of the city on this tour. I felt a little awkward as the only non-French speaker in the group, but the guide was very good about translating and explaining what we were seeing.

G
, Dec 2017

Disappointing! The guide was clearly not pleased to see how many were in the group and even less pleased that some of us only spoke English. He was, however, very well informed but he had to speak in French, then English, and he spoke so quickly it was hard to understand anything.
There was no form of introduction he just said this way

C
, Oct 2017

This tour was amazing!

A
, Oct 2017

Well worth the money. We walked through the area of the Bourse, the Quais in that area, and down to the medieval city. Our guide was knowledgeable, offered perspective, and was very good at noting how much the city has changed over the years. I wished for more, but she gave us two hours and then offered a wonderful suggestion for lunch.

P
, Oct 2017

Tour was amazing. Our guide was very knowledgeable and made the whole day fun. We wines where very good as well. Would highly recommend this tour.

C
, Sep 2017

Really enjoyed our tour. Maria was an excellent guide, great English and full of information about the history and architecture of Bordeaux.

L
, Aug 2017

We were in a small group of -13 with an English speaking guide with a sense of humour. A very good introduction to the city
Lynn Gee

g
, Jun 2017

This was an easy, pleasant 2 hour stroll around Bordeaux in the company of a very informative guide. A good way to get to know the history, sights, architecture of the city.

R
, Jun 2017

The success of tour like this is largely dependent on the guide and we were so lucky to have Michael Haddak who made us all feel very welcome and as well as being very knowledgeable - he also has a great energy which really adds to the tour. Thank you again for arranging such a great, interactive and fun tour.

L
, May 2017

The guide was very soft spoken and it was difficult to hear what she had to say about each place we stopped. I believe the enthusiasm was lacking and the tour would have been much more productive had we had a person that was aware of the groups size and communicated using eye contact and dialogue to insure that all were able to hear the content of the presentation. Disappointing to say the least.


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