Guided tour

Bordeaux: Guided Walking Tour

Guided tour

Bordeaux: Guided Walking Tour

From US$ 14.64 per person


Discover the sights and landmarks of Bordeaux on this 2-hour walking tour. Marvel at the UNESCO heritage-listed monuments in the city center, and learn why the city attracted so many philosophers during the Enlightenment.

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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French


  • Learn the history of Bordeaux and its great Enlightenment philosophers
  • Discover one of the largest squares in Europe at Place des Quinconces
  • Enjoy the Old Town with its narrow paved streets and small shops
  • Go to the reflecting pool of the Place de la Bourse
  • See the romantic bridges of the Garonne River
Full description
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.
  • Bilingual guide
    Not suitable for
    • Children under 18 years

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    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes

    Not allowed

    • Pets
    • Luggage or large bags

    Know before you go

    • French bank holidays, 2020: January 1, Easter Monday, May 1, May 8, May 21, June 1, July 14, August 15, November 1, November 11, December 25
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.3 /5

    based on 462 reviews

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    This was more of a history/art lesson in the open than a walk. We actually did little walking however the information and insight into Bordeaux was brilliant! The guide interacted with each member on the tour which felt very inclusive and had an engaging way of relating facts. Personally, I think that it would work better to have the guide talk exclusively in one language. We started off with a mix of French and English which felt as though the english part was much reduced. Later, when he switched to english only, it was more engrossing for those of us who lack anything more than very basic french. Highly recommended!

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    April 1, 2023

    The Bordeaux tour was A lovely walking introduction to the city. The guide Catherine was very knowledgeable and her sense of humour was amazing. On top of that she was conducting the tour in French and English, as the group was of mixed nationalities!

    April 1, 2023

    We’re expecting very hot weather, but it was overcast and yet warm. Had a pleasant tour, was a busy one with equal numbers in English and French speakers. My sister has difficulty hearing so she found it hard to keep up. However that said it was good to get a potted history of a chunk of Bordeaux. Thank you

    April 1, 2023

    Product ID: 65049