Highlights of this tour
- Outside visits:
- Bordeaux UNESCO World Heritage site
– Place de la Bourse
– Edge of the Garonne river
- The Grand Théâtre
- Saint-André Cathedral
- Place des Quinconces
- Porte Cailhau
- Allées de Tourny
This private walking/rolling tour through the center of Bordeaux passes the main highlights of this beautiful French city, which combines urban elegance with provincial charm. Bordeaux is sometimes referred to as the ‘Port of the Moon’, due to its romantic location on the Garonne River.
You will meet your licensed guide at a pre-set meeting point in the city center. In 1998 UNESCO declared Bordeaux a World Heritage Site, thanks to the enormous architectural treasures. Did you know that over 350 buildings have been classified as historical monuments?
This tour will allow you to discover the historic heart of Bordeaux and its architectural gems. Highlights include the Place de la Bourse, on the edge of the Garonne river, and its 18th-century facades reflected in a big water mirror!
Also included today are the Grand Théâtre and Saint-André Cathedral. The Cathedral, another UNESCO Heritage Site, dates from the 12th century and is comparable to the Notre Dame in Paris in its magnificence. Let your guide inform you about its impressive facade with sculptures of the Last Supper and the Ascension.
You will also spot the Place des Quinconces, a tranquil retreat in the heart of the city. The visit to the resort is followed by Porte Cailhau, the Allées de Tourny, and many other listed places and monuments. Along the way, your guide will draw your attention to unusual details and locations, peppering the visit with anecdotes that even the locals do not know!
Your guide will explain the history of Bordeaux and introduce you to t
he Bordeaux of today. He will tell more about its most recent developments, the way of life, and the little habits of the Bordelais. He will also mention the most excellent places to eat and drink.
In a few words: this private guided tour invites you to a real immersion in the Bordeaux of yesterday and today.
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