Bordeaux, le cœur historique
Bordeaux, le cœur historique
Bordeaux ville à pied après-midi
Bordeaux ville à pied après-midi
Bordeaux, le cœur historique
Bordeaux, le cœur historique
Bordeaux ville à pied après-midi
Bordeaux ville à pied après-midi
Guided tour

Bordeaux walking tour

From 13€ / pers

Discover the historic city centre with a knowledgeable guide. This 2 hour guided walking tour includes some of the city’s most remarkable 18th century architecture, as well as the highlights of the UNESCO World Heritage area.

  • guided tour
  • old district
  • main sights

Discovering Bordeaux on foot is the best way to experience the city’s diversity. The ‘City of The Lumières’, drawn up with a compass by 18th century architects and town planners, is synonymous with harmony: hôtels particuliers, beautiful squares and avenues are spread all along this route that takes you through picturesque areas like Saint Rémi and Saint Pierre quarters.

Some of the winding streetshave not changed since the Middle Ages. “Blondstone” is present everywhere, including in the sculpted faces that sit atop the city centre doorways,the mascarons. These stand as remarkable examples of art and masonry.

 

by Bordeaux Tourism & Conventions
Bordeaux Tourist Office partner

Sustainable commitments

Bordeaux Tourism & Conventions has the following certifications for its sustainable management: Accueil Vélo, Tourism and handicap and ISO 20121.

Good to know

Duration

1H45

Number of participants

2 to 25 persons

Good to know

Be at the meeting point 10 minutes before departure time

Meeting point

12 Cours du 30 Juillet, Bordeaux, France

They had this experience

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Enjoyable walking tour of Bordeaux.
Des Field 05/30/2024
Thoroughly enjoyable tour with a most informative and enthusiastic guide. Well worth doing and provides a great sense of the history and development of Bordeaux through the ages. Highly recommend.
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Lackt of connection
Carmen Martin Sanchez 05/14/2024
Guide could not enthusiat us for the city. The itinerary and places chosen to ilustrate the city were not appealing. She could have made a beter city story.

Answer from Monsieur l'Office de Tourisme et des Congrès de Bordeaux Métropole

Dear Carmen , It is with regret that we read your review. We have noted your feedback about the visit and thank you for it. In a quality concern, we sent your impressions to the service in charge to improve the quality of this guided tour in the future. Best regards. The Bordeaux tourist office team
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Fairly good
Andrew Harris 03/18/2024
When we arrived, we were greeted by quite a grumpy woman behind the counter. She pointed to where we should stand. A man then shouted to follow him & a group of about 16 people followed him. It was only accross two roads later that he turned around & waved his hands dismissively. He had a private group but hadn’t said that. So about 10 of us had to go back to the office. Then our tour guide turned up. We were a huge group & she struggled getting everyone sorted with headphones. The two staff at the tourist information were not helping in the slightest, very rude & told us to move from where we’d been told to stand. Totally unacceptable. Why did they not help her. They had nothing else to do!!!! It was pouting with rain & our headsets did not work all the time. The ear-pieces were dreadful. Really hurt our ears. Very cheap. Only one side of mine worked. The tour itself was ok & our guide was good. However, it wasn’t very exciting & I have done much better ones in different cities. Not sure worth the money…

Answer from Mr. l'Office de Tourisme et des Congrès de Bordeaux Métropole

Dear Sir, It is with regret that we read your review. We have noted your feedback on the organization of the visit and thank you for it. In a quality concern, we sent your impressions to the service in charge to improve the quality for the customers of this guided tour in the future. Best regards. Bordeaux Tourist Office team
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Unbelievably boring
Wendy Jane Jones 03/02/2024
I purchased a 2-hour tour to "discover the historic city centre". I understand this to mean a walk from one sight to the next with an explanation of each. After more than 1 1/2 hours, we had progressed as far as the Place de la Bourse, which is not even a quarter of the distance, due purely to the fact that the guide went on interminably about uninteresting aspects or topics totally unrelated to the "historic city centre".. By all means point out the architectural differences between the balcony design on 17th century buildings compared to 18th century buildings, but don't spend ages on the subject! By all means point out that the trams are powered from below, so no overhead lines, but don't go on and on about it while everybody stands around on the street doing nothing! And, above all, don't spend nearly half an hour on the banks of the Garonne with the map unfolded pointing out other sights on the other side of the river that people might be interested in - that is the job of the agents at the tourist office. At this point, I was so fed up, I left the tour and did the rest of the sights on my own. I have no idea how far the other guests got, because there is no way they could have seen the remaining sights in the space of the remaining 20 minutes or so. I was very tempted to ask for my money back. So disappointing.

Answer from Monsieur l'Office de Tourisme et des Congrès de Bordeaux Métropole

Hi Wendy, It is with regret that we read your review. We have noticed your feedback about the visit and thank you for it. In a quality concern, we sent your impressions to the guide to improve the quality of this tour in the future. Best regards.