Bordeaux free Walking Tour

Free Walking Tour of Bordeaux City - English

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What will I see on Bordeaux free tour?

We will visit the following places:

  1.  Cathedral Saint Andre
  2.  Tower Pey Berland
  3.  Rue Saint Catherine
  4.  Place Saint Projet
  5.  Place Camille Julian
  6.  Porte Cailhau
  7.  Saint Pierre Church
  8.  Place de la Bourse
  9.  Miroir d’eau
  10.  Place de la Comédie
  11.  Grand Théatre
  12.  Monument aux Girondins

Where is the meeting point of Bordeaux Free tour?

The Statue of Jacques Chaban Delmas in Place Pey Berland. Look for the red umbrella.

Is a Bordeaux free tour free?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guide at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to €20 (depending on your satisfaction with the tour).

Duration and Laungage?

This tour is in ENGLISH

Duration – 2h

About the tour

Join the the best Bordeaux free walking tour with Tours in Bordeaux.Our tour begins at the Statue of Jacques Chaban-Delmas overlooking the beautiful Hôtel de Ville , where you will be amazed by the breathtaking views of the Cathedral Saint Andre and the Pey Berland Tower .

From here, we will stroll through the old town streets of Bordeaux and stop at Place Saint Projet to learn about the history of the square and old church and cementary dating back to the early Middle Ages. Want to do some shopping? The famous 1.4km Rue Saint Catherine is along our way where we can delve into its formation and background.If you are lucky, we may stop for the local famous pastry, the Canelé.

The tour continues to the charming Place Camille Jullian , where you will discover a hidden secret located here. Porte Cailhau has a rich history, which you will learn from your guide, dating back to the Middle Ages as the gateway to the city.

You will then continue to the Place de la Bourse and pass through the famous Saint Pierre district, where the city’s first port was once located. Have you been to Santiago de Compostelle?

Learn about Bordeaux’s secret slave trade at the Place de la Bourse and snap a photo of the famous Miroir D’Eau. The tour ends in the north of the city, where we admire the Grand Theatre and conclude our tour at the Monuments aux Girondins.

Book a bordeaux free walking tour

Discover the hidden treasures of Bordeaux with our free walking tours. Our experienced guides will take you on a journey through the city’s fascinating history, culture, and architecture. Explore Bordeaux’s iconic landmarks and off-the-beaten-path gems, while learning about its unique attractions and attractions that locals know best.

Free tour Bordeaux

Experience the best of Bordeaux with our range of free walking tours. Our knowledgeable guides will show you the city’s rich history, unique architecture, and cultural highlights. From the majestic Place de la Bourse to the stunning Saint-André Cathedral, our tours cover the most iconic sites and hidden gems that only locals know about.

Bordeaux Free walking tour

Our Bordeaux tours offer something for everyone, whether you’re interested in classic city tours or themed tours that focus on specific aspects of the city’s history. Our guides are passionate about sharing their insider knowledge with you, making sure you leave with a deeper appreciation for Bordeaux.

Join our free walking tours and discover the best of Bordeaux on foot. Our tours have received glowing reviews on TripAdvisor, and are consistently rated among the best in Bordeaux. Whether you’re a first-time visitor or a seasoned traveler, our tours are the perfect way to experience the city.

Free walking tours of Bordeaux

We also offer a range of resources to help you plan your trip to Bordeaux. Visit our website for a list of things to do in Bordeaux, the best Bordeaux tours, and a complete Bordeaux travel guide. We’re your one-stop-shop for all things Bordeaux tourism! For a more intimate experience, you can also book a private walking tour.

Book your free walking tour today and experience the best of historic Bordeaux!

Bordeaux Things To Do

Bordeaux cathedral

There are many things to do in the vibrant city of Bordeaux, ranging from exploring the charming old town to embarking on day trips to nearby villages. If you’re visiting Bordeaux for three days, consider planning a Bordeaux day trip to the enchanting wine village of Saint Emilion. Just a 40-minute train ride away from Bordeaux, this medieval village offers the opportunity to visit vineyards and savor their exquisite wines. It is definitely a place worth visiting near Bordeaux.

If you visit Bordeaux in summer you can plan a day at the beach. Arcachon is one of the beaches near Bordeaux, accessible within an hour by train. Here, you’ll discover a diverse range of restaurants serving the region’s signature cuisine, including the famous “huîtres” or oysters.

To make the most of your time in Bordeaux, We recommend booking a Bordeaux Free Walking Tour. Led by knowledgeable local guides, these tours allow you to explore Bordeaux’s Old Town while discovering its most emblematic landmarks. You’ll also gain insight into the city’s captivating history and receive valuable recommendations on what else to see in Bordeaux. Check out the options we have for you for things to do in Bordeaux.

Bordeaux Places To Visit

Bordeaux sand dune

Bordeaux is a city worth visiting because it offers a wealth of remarkable attractions. One such gem is the iconic Bordeaux Cathedral, a breathtaking masterpiece constructed between the 12th and 14th centuries. Its awe-inspiring Gothic architecture, both inside and out, is bound to leave you mesmerized. This historic cathedral witnessed two royal weddings: the union of King Louis XIII and Anne of Austria, and of Eleanor of Aquitaine and King Louis VII. 

For an unforgettable excursion, plan a trip from Bordeaux to La Dune du Pilat, the largest sand dune in Europe. Accessible within approximately an hour and a half by train and bus, this natural wonder near Bordeaux is particularly enchanting during the summer season. 

Another notable attraction in Bordeaux is the Art Museum, where you can immerse yourself in a diverse collection of European artistic trends. Situated in the heart of Bordeaux, near the Pey Berland esplanade, the Bordeaux Art Museum houses an impressive assortment of works, including a masterpiece by the renowned European painter, Pablo Picasso. If you visit this beautiful city soon, check out what to bring for your next trip to Bordeaux

How To Get To Bordeaux?

Bordeaux airport

There are several ways to get to Bordeaux, depending on your place of departure and your personal preferences. Bordeaux is served by an international airport, Bordeaux-Mérignac Airport, which is well connected to several cities in Europe. To get to the city of Bordeaux from the airport you can take the A tram which is just in front of the airport exit.

Bordeaux is well served by the French rail network, and the city has a central train station called Bordeaux Saint-Jean. High-speed TGV trains connect Bordeaux with major French cities such as Paris, Lyon and Marseille.

Where Bordeaux is Located

Bordeaux France map

Bordeaux is located in the south-west of France. It is the capital of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region. Bordeaux is about 500 kilometres southwest of Paris. The city is known for its wine production, historic architecture and vibrant cultural scene.Bordeaux lies on the west bank of the Garonne River, which flows through the city and eventually joins the Dordogne River to form the Gironde estuary.

Bordeaux’s favorable location has historically contributed to its significance as a major trading port and center for the wine industry.

Where to Stay in Bordeaux

When considering where to stay in Bordeaux, there are several neighborhoods and areas that offer unique experiences and accommodation options. 

  • Bordeaux City Center, the ideal location if you want to be in the heart of the city, close to major attractions, shopping areas, and vibrant nightlife Bordeaux is know for.
  • Saint-Pierre: it  is known for its charming narrow streets, lively atmosphere, and excellent restaurants. It’s a great choice for those seeking a lively neighborhood with easy access to cultural sites and the Garonne River.
  • Chartrons: Located north of the city center, Chartrons is a trendy and artsy district. It features chic boutiques, antique shops, and a relaxed vibe.
  • La Bastide: Situated on the right bank of the Garonne River, La Bastide offers a quieter and more residential environment compared to the city center. It provides a picturesque setting, with lovely riverside promenades and beautiful views of Bordeaux.

If you want to know more about where to stay in Bordeaux check out our blog. We explain in more detail each of Bordeaux’s districts. You will be able to make a better decision about where to stay in Bordeaux.