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Bordeaux City Sights Walking Tour

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Bordeaux, France
Bordeaux City Sights Walking Tour

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Overview

Get to know Bordeaux by foot on this 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 and check out the splendid Grand Théâtre, a vision of sweeping columns and one of France’s best-known theaters.
  • 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
  • Admire the impressive Grand Théâtre in Place de la Comédie
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Departure Point

12 Cr du 30 Juillet, 33000 Bordeaux, France

between Quinconces tram lines and Grand-Theatre. Please be present at the Tourist Office 10 minutes before departure of the tour. Departure at 10.30 am

Departure Time

10:30 AM

Return Details

Pl. de la Bourse, 33000 Bordeaux, France

Ask the guide how to come back to the Tourist Office; the end of the tour changes with the guide, the weather, it is not set.

Begin your 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 stop at the Place de la Comédie.

Pose for photos in front of the Grand-Théâtre 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.

Finish your tour back at the start point and bid goodbye to your guide, who will be happy to offer tips if you wish to continue exploring Bordeaux independently.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
Office de Tourisme de Bordeaux
Departure point
Stop At:  
Place de la Bourse
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Place de la Comedie
From outside only. Description of the 18th century Theatre designed by Victor Louis the architect of the Gallery of the Palais Royal in Paris
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Monument aux Girondins
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 18 years
  • Commentary is bilingual in both English and French
  • A minimum of 5 people is required to confirm the tour
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • The itinerary varies with the guide the weather and the size of the group;
  • You must bring your own mask
  • must be able to walk during 2 hours
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
  • OPERATED BY OT Bordeaux
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Bordeaux City Sights Walking Tour?
A:The policy on sanitization is:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
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  • "Recommend it if you want a quick tour of important Elements." See review
  • "Is a good orientation to the city, did not have time to visit more than one church or to see the riverfront." See review

Reviews

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123 Reviews

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star-2
Terrible service
SUKANTO_A
, Sep 2021
We reached the Tourist office location 20 mins before scheduled departure. There was no one with any sign-board to meet the booked people. I enquired around and was pointed to a gentleman., who asked me to wait saying he will get the bar code scanning machine. He never came back. Then I saw the group starting to walk and I again asked him. He said that since there were only 4 of us (3 from our family) who had opted for the English speaking guide, they will not have a separate group for English. We need to join the the French speaking guide, who will once in a while translate in English. Since it was raining and we did not have a dedicated English speaking guide, we decided to not take the walk.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
One of the best city tours
Andrew_W
, Sep 2021
This is an excellent tour with a superb guide who told us all about the history of the city and more modern developments such as the fantastic tram system and other recent developments. Our guide was brilliant at switching between French and English, and kept everyone’s interest throughout the 2 hour tour. We learnt about the connection between Bordeaux to England during the early Middle Ages when it was controlled by the English crown following the marriage of Eleanor to Henry.
star-2
Don’t bother
Diane_E
, Feb 2020
Don’t go it’s a waste of money ! There are free tours which I’m sure are better we were tagged onto. French tour so had to Waite around for snippets in English a wast of time and money !!!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
Informative
536kentk
, Jan 2020
Great insight on the city of Bordeaux in such a short period of time. Recommend it if you want a quick tour of important Elements.
star-3
Enjoyable walking tour
Kim_L
, Nov 2019
An in depth tour on the history of Bordeaux. Walking the streets and listening to our guide on the history of Bordeaux and how it has evolved since the Roman era was very interesting.
star-4
An outstanding performance by our guide Mr Beurrier
Nathalie_B
, Oct 2019
Mr Beurrier is a true Raconteur. With humour and colorful expression he delivered stories that kept our attention with delight. He is passionate about his work and it shows. Bravo!!!
star-5
Terrific introduction to a beautiful city
DAVE_H
, Oct 2019
On the first morning of our 4 day stop in Bordeaux we took this wonderful walking tour. A great introduction to the city and quite easy thanks to the compactness of the Old center. Well worth the the time and quite affordable.
star-4
Great intro for Bordeaux
Nomad31725
, Oct 2019
Excellent guide who had a clear grasp of history and it’s architecture. We moved at a good pace. He handled a large group well.
star-5
Great guide
JoanaGui
, Sep 2019
Great guide, good history lesson and sight seeing. Good recomendations for walking around by yourself.
star-4
A great introduction to beautiful Bordeaux
Anne_M
, Sep 2019
Carl, our guide, was very knowledgeable and entertaining. It was good to understand Bordeaux's history and 43 years after learning about 'the terror' at school I now finally understand it!

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