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Place Gambetta Tours and Activities

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Although it was technically built outside the city walls in medieval times, Place Gambetta is now the bustling center of Bordeaux, both figuratively and literally (the square is, technically, the kilometer zero milestone of Bordeaux, from which all distances are calculated).

Place Gambetta is also home to one of the most significant architectural ensembles of the city. Ordered by city administrator Louis-Urbain Aubert in 1746 as part of his embellishment program, the square features splendidly harmonious facades in the Louis XV style designed by Nicolas Portier. It is mainly characterized by its mansard roofs, elegant houses and arched ground floors that conceal très chic shopping arcades. The square was initially named Place Dauphin to commemorate the marriage of Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette, but in light of the French Revolution, it naturally changed its name to Place Nationale. It took the name Place Gambetta in 1883 after politician Léon Gambetta, home secretary of France, who temporarily established the III Republic government in Bordeaux during the Prussian siege of Paris.

Other than being an important hub for Bordeaux’s mass transit and an architectural gem, Place Gambetta is also a luxuriant garden that acts as the perfect break for shoppers, locals and tourists alike. Lavish landscaping and peaceful fountains make for an appealing pause in the shade.

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Centre of Bordeaux: Explore over 2,000 years of history on an audio tour

Centre of Bordeaux: Explore over 2,000 years of history on an audio tour

Bordeaux is a wonderful city built with golden stone. It has over two thousand years of history and almost three hundred historical monuments. It is also full of amazing stories. Follow me on this self-guided audio tour through its streets, into its 18th century squares, and I’ll share them with you. Among other things, this tour includes: • The secrets of the statues of the Grand Théâtre • The dark history of the slave trade in Bordeaux • Bordeaux and Girondes connection to the French Revolution • And so much more! I’m an official tour guide and I’ve lived in Bordeaux for over a decade. I hope you enjoy discovering or rediscovering the city with me, and that it leaves you with a new perspective.
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Bordeaux City Sightseeing Citroën 2CV Classic Car Private Guided Tour

Bordeaux City Sightseeing Citroën 2CV Classic Car Private Guided Tour

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Discover Bordeaux in style from a vintage Citroën 2CV. Hop into your soft-top car and head to sights like the Grand Théâtre, the Place de la Bourse, the Water Mirror, and more. Learn about Bordeaux’s rich history as you cruise down charming streets with your private guide. Bookings allow three people per vehicle, but larger groups may rent multiple cars and travel as a convoy.
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Culinary workshop around South West cuisine

Culinary workshop around South West cuisine

I am a true passionate wanting to make you discover through an activity and visits the beautiful city of Bordeaux and its surroundings
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Private Tour of Bordeaux By Night in a Citroën 2CV - 45min

Private Tour of Bordeaux By Night in a Citroën 2CV - 45min

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In the evening, Bordeaux lights up and offers you a sumptuous show! Get onboard your 2CV and enjoy its convertible roof to (re)discover the emblematic sites of the capital of Gironde illuminated... From the Grand Théâtre to the Grosse Cloche, passing by the Place de la Bourse and its water mirror, your chauffeur will take you into the heart of historic Bordeaux and share with you his various anecdotes about the city's history. The small streets of medieval Bordeaux will allow you to appreciate the famous atmosphere at night, typical of the South-West of France! You will keep a dazzling memory of this night ride in 2CV! * Each 2CV can take a maximum of 3 people (plus the chauffeur). If you book for 2 people, for example, you will have one 2CV. If you book for 6 people, you will have two 2CVs, etc. When there are several 2CVs, we drive in convoy.
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Place Gambetta can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 4 Place Gambetta tickets and tours on Viator.
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Place Gambetta costs USD 5.20. Guided Place Gambetta tours start around USD 5.20 per person. See all 4 Place Gambetta tickets and tours on Viator.
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