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Bordeaux Cathedral: Our most recommended tours and activities

Bordeaux: River Garonne Cruise with Glass of Wine

1. Bordeaux: River Garonne Cruise with Glass of Wine

Discover Bordeaux from the River Garonne onboard the yacht, Le Luna. Enjoy a different perspective on the historic city with expert commentary as you sip on your choice of wine, hot drink or soft drink, and enjoy a piece of canelé cake. From the river, see some of the most famous sights of the city including the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Gothic Cathedral. Admire 18th and 19th-century mansions and art museums. Learn about the rich history of the city from your expert guide as your cruise along on a vintage post-war yacht. Enjoy a glass of local wine and a small traditional cake from the region, known as a canelé.

Bordeaux: City Highlights & Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt Tour

2. Bordeaux: City Highlights & Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt Tour

Get to know Bordeaux at your own pace on this interactive tour. Decode riddles, discover the most important attractions of the city, and unlock interesting facts about Bordeaux. Visit Bordeaux Cathedral, walk through the Porte Dijeaux, and discover Bordeaux's beautiful squares and narrow streets.  After downloading the scavenger hunt tour on your mobile device, use the mobile app and integrated maps to reach 10 of Bordeaux's most important attractions on foot. At each stop, learn about the attraction and solve a location-based riddle that can only be solved if you reach the specific location. Use logic, imagination, observation, and team work to unlock the correct code and reveal the next destination of the tour. As you walk through the city, enjoy the flexibility to pause your game at any time to take a break, snap photos, stop for lunch, or visit a museum. Choose to continue the tour later or save the rest for another day. Your route includes the Bordeaux Cathedra, Porte Dijeaux, Notre Dame, and the Opera National de Bordeaux. Continue on to Place des Quinconces, Place de la Bourse and Place Camille Julian. Stop at Portes Cailhau and Bourgogne, and end with a stop at the mysterious Grosse Cloche.

Bordeaux: Nighttime Sidecar Tour with Wine Tasting

3. Bordeaux: Nighttime Sidecar Tour with Wine Tasting

Watch Bordeaux come alive at night as you travel around the city in the comfort of the passenger basket of a vintage sidecar. In the company of a private driver/guide, discover the most beautiful illuminated sights of the city, including the Opera, the Place de la Bourse, and the Saint-André Cathedral. Later, pass through the narrow side streets of the city and let yourself be seduced by the subtle charm and lively atmosphere of the area. Finish your tour by cracking open a bottle of wine to celebrate your time in Bordeaux. You may choose to be dropped off at a restaurant of your choice once the tour has finished.

Bordeaux: Historic Center Walking Tour and Candy Tastings

4. Bordeaux: Historic Center Walking Tour and Candy Tastings

See all that historic Bordeaux has to offer as you stroll through its streets and take in the striking architecture. Join an insightful walking trip through the city center and taste some delicious traditional sweets while exploring the main local landmarks. Explore the historic districts of the city, along with its monuments and squares. Allow yourself to be guided through the areas of Saint Paul and Saint Pierre, the imposing 18th-century Grosse Cloche, the Saint André Cathedral, and the ornate Monument to the Girondins. Stop at four independent food shops as you walk and taste some typical sweet delicacies. Each one of these places will offer you the opportunity to try one of the region's specialties and learn about Bordeaux's unique traditional desserts.

Bordeaux: Sherlock Holmes Smartphone City Exploration Game

5. Bordeaux: Sherlock Holmes Smartphone City Exploration Game

Immerse yourself in the exciting world of Sherlock Holmes by collecting clues as part of a fun smartphone game. Solve the murder of a fictional character with your colleagues, friends, or family, and explore the highlights of Bordeaux, including the Bordeaux Cathedral. After downloading the app and entering the code, embark on a unique adventure full of brain teasers, puzzles, and lots of British humor. Become a high-class detective for a day and work alongside Sherlock Holmes. Take as long as you need to tackle this criminal case, stopping to explore the area whenever you wish to. Restart the game when you're ready and have a blast while exploring iconic sites such as the Grand Theatre, Saint Pierre neighborhood, and Bordeaux Cathedral. Whilst this game does not focus on interacting with your surroundings nor informing you about it, it is the perfect activity to explore this amazing city in a fun and interactive way. Get ready for a walk through the most beautiful places in the city.

Bordeaux: City Introduction in-App Guide & Audio

6. Bordeaux: City Introduction in-App Guide & Audio

Walk through a beautiful route of the city, discover hidden gems and visit 10+ of the most important attractions and spots. Learn some introductory information about each place and interesting stories about the city in general. Download the ‘World City Trail ‘app from the store and login. Read the instructions and head to the starting location. Unlock photos of the exterior and the interior of the location. Listen or read some information regarding the attraction and continue walking to the next checkpoint. Note what you liked and did not like and create your bucket list for the next days! Start your walk any time, without a schedule. Pause it for lunch, have a drink, visit an attraction of your choice, and continue later or even another day. With the maps feature, you will never get lost. Start your tour at Bordeaux Cathedral, the largest church in Bordeaux! Visit the Porte Dijeaux, a gate that has stood there for centuries. Photograph the Presbytère de l'église Notre-Dame while learning about its history and admire the Opéra National de Bordeaux with its excellent acoustics. Afterwards, Pl. des Quinconces which is one of the largest city squares in Europe awaits you, don't forget to take pictures. The Place de la Bourse will leave you speechless with its beauty. Admire the little Pl. Camille Julian! Porte Cailhau is worth your time and phone memory space is the monumental gate built in 1495 with a castle-like exterior that was once the main gate of the city, while the Porte de Bourgogne reminds you where the gate used to be for entering Bordeaux from Paris. The icing on the cake of this unique tour will be the Grosse Cloche(where the tour ends) with its heavy history...

From San Sebastián: Bordeaux and Winery Guided Tour

7. From San Sebastián: Bordeaux and Winery Guided Tour

Wine is a huge part of the culture and gastronomy of France. With its origins in the Roman Empire, France is the country with the second most vineyards in the world. From San Sebastián, we will travel to a Château, a castle where for decades wine has been produced. You will learn about the care of the vineyards and the production of wine and also about Clemente V, as he was called, a pope who was known for his sophisticated and innovative techniques in the collection and treatment of grapes. You will get the chance to try some different wines and learn about the differences between them and Spanish wine. Our next stop will be Bordeaux. In the french capital of wine, we will have a guided tour to learn about its history. We will visit landmarks like the gothic cathedral of Saint André, the Place de la Bourse and its imperial theaters and churches. We will walk through different neighborhoods, where we find the Place du Parlament. After walking through the city's beautiful streets, you will have free time to eat and discover the city's gastronomy. We recommend you try their special Bordeaux sauce, typical of the area, and accompany it with a glass of wine since you are in a city that is highly dedicated to the wine industry. After this experience, you will feel completely like a winemaker, having learned about its process, its importance in French culture, and its great production that travels many countries!

Bordeaux: Night Tour with Food & Wine Tasting and a Canelé

8. Bordeaux: Night Tour with Food & Wine Tasting and a Canelé

A must-visit for food lovers! If you join this tour, make sure to come prepared with an appetite! Walking in Bordeaux at night is such a magical experience! Let me take you on a beautiful journey where we discover the city at night while discovering its history and marveling at its known landmarks. This walking tour will take us to some of Bordeaux’s most amazing landmarks and streets. You will discover great historical facts, in addition to the best places where to eat or have a drink. After finishing our walking tour, we will pass by a very nice bar, where you get to enjoy a tasting of delicious French Charcuterie or mouthwatering Lebanese mezze board (your choice ;), of course, accompanied with a glass of Bordeaux Wine! You will enjoy a great tasting experience of products that fit well together. Here is a detailed itinerary of the tour: - Saint Catherine Street : Bordeaux's commercial street and longest pedestrian street of Europe - Place de la bourse : Check out and marvel at the beauty of this square at night and its connection to Paris's Place de la Concorde -Water mirror : Take amazing pictures with the magnificent reflection and get to know the story behind this water mirror. - Porte Cailhau : Go back in time to when Bordeaux was a fortified city. Discover one of the main gates that still stands 300 years later and its connection to the Cammino Di Santiago - Place de la Victoire : The synonym of vibrant Bordeaux nightlife. Discover this lively square and the story behind its column and turtles. - End of the tour: Pass by a very nice bar where we can relax and have a board of french charcuterie or lebanese mezze with Bordeaux wine glass - A perfect way to end this tour

Bordeaux: Private Walking Tour

9. Bordeaux: Private Walking Tour

Explore the heart of Old Bordeaux on a private guided walking tour. Pass by popular attractions like the Bordeaux Cathedral, Pey Berland Tower, and more while learning about the history, culture, and lifestyle in a fun and entertaining way. Meet your guide in what is considered the city's main square, Place Pey-Berland. Jump right in as you marvel at the two imposing structures that flank this square, the Hôtel de Ville and the Cathédrale Saint-André, often simply referred to as Bordeaux Cathedral. Admire the intricate details of the cathedral's gothic structure and see the Tour Pey-Berland, a 15th-century bell tower that was built to provide the cathedral with a large bell without threatening the original building. Follow your guide as you walk through the cobbled streets of Bordeaux's historic center, stopping off at Place Saint-Projet to discover the history of the square and the famous Rue Sainte-Catherine. Your tour continues to the intriguing Place Camille Jullian, where you'll learn of a hidden secret that lies here. Next, it's on to the must-see Porte Cailhau, a structure that once served as the main gate to the city and boasts a rich history dating back to the Middle Ages. Continue towards Place de la Bourse, passing through the famous Saint-Pierre district where the city’s first port once was. Learn about Bordeaux's secret slave trade and take a picture at the world's largest reflecting pool, the Miroir D’Eau. Finally, admire the Grand Théâtre de Bordeaux before completing your tour with a visit to the Monuments aux Girondins.

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What people are saying about Bordeaux Cathedral

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 712 reviews

The cruise was nice and informative. It wasn’t too long and the glass of wine and small cake was a nice touch.

Great trip, knowledgeable guide and good way to get an idea of the additional places to visit

Excellent trip with really friendly crew. Very informative, and a nice glass of wine.

All very well organised - no problem - guide very fluent and well versed.

very enriching cruise with very educational historical commentary