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Bordeaux: Guided Walking Tour

1. Bordeaux: Guided Walking Tour

Discover the historic sights of Bordeaux on a 2-hour walking tour of the historic center, and discover why it was designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Meet your guide by the Bordeaux Tourist Office on Cours du 30 Juillet. Then, discover an outstanding ensemble of urban landmarks and architectural wonders. Stroll past the theaters, town halls, and private mansions, interspersed with squares, parks, and fountains to get an intriguing perspective on a city that is undergoing a spectacular metamorphosis. See some of the new economic and artistic projects. From the wide avenues of neo-classical neighborhoods surrounding Place des Quinconces, to the Grand Theater, and the narrow lanes of the Saint-Pierre neighborhood, the tour invites you to discover the diversity of Bordeaux’s heritage. Learn about Bordeaux’s history and the Enlightenment philosophers who influenced the city’s urban landscape.

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Bordeaux: Brunch & Cruise Aboard the Yacht "Le Luna"

2. Bordeaux: Brunch & Cruise Aboard the Yacht "Le Luna"

Brighten up your Sunday with a yacht cruise aboard Le Luna accompanied by a 100% homemade sweet and savory meal for brunch. Take advantage of this exclusive experience on the only yacht cruise with brunch offered on the Garonne River. Come aboard and prepare to enjoy a continental buffet with homemade and seasonal foods. Sit back, relax, and enjoy scenic views of Bordeaux from the Garonne River. 

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Bordeaux: Street Art Guided Tour

3. Bordeaux: Street Art Guided Tour

Meet your French-speaking guide and go on a walking tour of the Chartrons, the former wine-trading quarter, coveted for its proximity with the quays of Bordeaux's port. From the quays of the Garonne to the antique dealers of Rue Notre Dame, whilst passing by the old wine storehouses, you can admire the work of renowned artists such as Clet, A-MO, Mr Poulet and Alber. This artistic exploration of the area, sprinkled with history and anecdotes, is the perfect way to (re)discover this charming area in a fun and original manner. The Chartrons started to develop north of the city-centre from the 17th century. This renowned faubourg, initially distinct from Bordeaux, became increasingly wealthy, often attracting diverse visitors. So, it's not surprising that street artists from all over seized the walls of the Chartrons, a district full of charm, stories to tell and surfaces to paint.

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Bordeaux: 1.5-Hour Mystery Walking Tour in French

4. Bordeaux: 1.5-Hour Mystery Walking Tour in French

Get an insider’s view of Bordeaux’s mysterious and mythical past on a 1.5-hour group walking tour of the city with a French-speaking guide. Begin your urban walking adventure by meeting your guide at the Basilica of Saint Severinus. Take in views of winding cobblestone streets, large squares, and narrow lanes as you walk from the north to the south of the city, listening to fascinating tales and legends that have haunted residents for centuries along your way. Learn about Charlemagne's ties to the city, why inhabitants were imprisoned, and discover the incredible bestiary that terrified the once-medieval city's citizens.

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From Bilbao: San Sebastian and Biarritz Full Day Tour

5. From Bilbao: San Sebastian and Biarritz Full Day Tour

Delight in the renowned beaches of Biarritz, meander through the narrow streets of Saint Jean De Luz, taste local cuisine at the fishing village of Hondarribia, and marvel at the architectural beauty of San Sebastian on this full day tour from Bilbao. Follow the highway towards the east, through stunning natural landscapes, to arrive at Biarritz. Known as the Beach of Kings, it was a magnet for famous and royalty such as Napoleon III, Gary Cooper, and Frank Sinatra, and is still nowadays a very important tourist destination. Stroll through the old port, the Virgin on the Rock, and the scenic streets of this sea-side village. Next, following the panoramic coastal road views, you will continue onto Saint Jean De Luz, a lovely small village located on the French Basque coast. The house of Louis XIV, the Church of Saint Jean Baptist, and charming narrow streets are tourist highlights. Onwards to the next stop, Hondarribia, a village full of history that holds a medieval fortress and the remnants of an area that in the past was a pirate and whaler port. There will be free time for lunch and your guide will suggest a selection of recommended local restaurants.  Continue the last leg of journey to San Sebastian, the most beautiful city in the Basque Country. Enjoy the magnificent views of the mountain Igeldo as you are led on a walking tour into the old historical quarter. Afterwards, take advantage of free time to explore the city at your leisure before returning back to Bilbao in the evening.

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Bordeaux: Private Tour in a Citroën 2CV

6. Bordeaux: Private Tour in a Citroën 2CV

For the 45-minutes tour option your chauffeur will drive you past the Place des Quinconces, the Allées de Tourny, the Grand Théâtre, the Quays, the Place de la Bourse, the Big Bell, the St Andrew’s Cathedral, the place Gambetta, and the covered market of Grands Hommes. This is the perfect highlights tour if you are pressed for time. In addition to the sights included on the 45-minute tour, the 1.5-hour tour will take you past the Quartier des Chartrons, on the other side of the river called the Garonne to enjoy a superb view of Bordeaux, the Quartier Sainte-Croix, the St Michael’s Basilica, the small streets of medieval Bordeaux, the St Seurin Basilica, the Palais Gallien, a former Gallo-Roman amphitheater, and the Jardin Public. You will have seen all of Bordeaux’s most iconic monuments and sights! The 3-hour tour Bordeaux tour leaves no stone unturned! You will have the time to discover other places in Bordeaux, such as the marché des Capucins, the Place de la Victoire, the Quartier Saint-Bruno, and more. This tour also includes a visit and tasting at a prestigious chateau at the gates of Bordeaux.

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Bordeaux: Private Night Walking Tour

7. Bordeaux: Private Night Walking Tour

Enjoy Bordeaux's highlights as they are lit at night and soak up the nighttime atmosphere in this marvelous city. Savor a sweet local Cannelé pastry along the way. Exploring amazing landmarks, understand more about the history behind them, and find old touristic squares all lit and shining. Take in the nightlife in a city that doesn't sleep.

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From Sarlat: Rocamadour Half-Day Tour

8. From Sarlat: Rocamadour Half-Day Tour

Climb aboard a comfortable van in Sarlat and after a 1-hour trip punctuated by photo stops through the majestic landscapes of the Dordogne Valley, you will reach Rocamadour. Rocamadour is one of the most beautiful medieval villages in France, built in a vertiginous setting against a cliff face nestled in the heart of the Alzou canyon, a thousand-year-old historic UNESCO site. During this guided tour you will learn about the legends at the origin of this sacred place. After crossing the main street of the village, you will discover the sanctuary and its chapels by climbing the 216 steps of the Grand Pilgrim's Staircase (elevator also available). You will admire the miraculous chapel and its black virgin, the sarcophagus of St. Amadour dug into the rock of the cliff, and the legendary sword Durandal. On the way back, you will cross the majestic and wild landscapes of the Causses du Quercy and make a stop to visit a unique place either the Cougnaguet medieval watermill or Souillac Romanesque church.

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Biarritz: Private Guided Walking Tour

9. Biarritz: Private Guided Walking Tour

Meet your guide in central Biarritz and head off on a 2-hour walking tour to explore the landmarks and attractions of Biarritz. See the legendary Hotel du Palais, the elegant Art-Deco Casino Municipal, and the famous Grande Plage, as your guide entertains you with stories about the city’s past. Take in the stunning coastline as you hear about famous Belle Époque buildings, such as the Casino Bellevue, the Hôtel d'Angleterre, and the Sainte Eugénie Church – all superb examples of Neo-Gothic architecture. Visit the vibrant Port des Pecheurs and Rocher de la Vierge, and admire panoramic views of the Basque coastline. Finish the tour in the Port Vieux, dating back to the Middle Ages.

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Bayonne: Private Walking Tour

10. Bayonne: Private Walking Tour

Meet your guide by Place de la Liberté in central Bayonne, where you will enjoy a beautiful view of the Nive and Adour rivers and learn why the Romans built a military camp here in the fourth century. Then you will set off on your 2-hour walking tour. Immerse yourself in the history of the feudal fortress of Bayonne, Chateau Vieux, the Bayonne Cathedral Unesco World Heritage site, and the medieval heart of Bayonne, Place Pasteur. Along the way, your guide will point out examples of beautiful traditional half-timbered architecture and regale you with stories about life in medieval Bayonne. You will visit the defensive system of Bayonne, including hidden remains of the Roman wall and the charming Petit Bayonne quarter, where Basque identity is always present. Then walk to the Chateau Neuf and the Saint-Andre church, before returning to Grand Bayonne. During the tour, you will discover why Bayonne became the capital of chocolate, and walk by the hundred-year-old chocolate shops on the famous Rue du Port Neuf.

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What people are saying about Aquitaine

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 201 reviews

A different vision of Bordeaux, far from the classic routes, in the Chartrons district which has many examples of urban art. We had an appointment with our guide at the Tram stop, the weather was wonderful, and she introduced us with great enthusiasm and skill to all these street art artists who mischievously sow their works in sometimes unexpected places. . 2 hours of very pleasant discovery.

Wonderful visit with Jourdan who shared his passion with us and gave us (a little of) his knowledge of Bordeaux and street art. We recommend without moderation ;-) If Jourdan wants more photos of A-Mo and Selor's work, we have some: our hotel was decorated with several works!

Jourdon was fantastic and very knowledgeable! I highly recommend her for French and English speakers!

Very good trip, in time, comfortable bus, nice places, informative. Very nice guide.

interesting visit with a young guide passionate about the subject