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  • Location:Bordeaux, France
  • Duration:2 hours (approx.)

Bordeaux City Sights Walking Tour

Get an introduction to Bordeaux, the wine capital of France, on this 2-hour walking tour perfect for first-time visitors. Visit Bordeaux’s main sights including the Monument aux Girondins, Place de la Bourse and Place de la Comédie. Walk along the Garonne River, stroll the buzzing pedestrian street of Rue Sainte-Catherine, and admire the architecture of the Grand Théâtre, one of France’s famous theaters. Learn about the sights and history of Bordeaux from a guide along the way.


  • 2-hour Bordeaux highlights walking tour
  • Get a comprehensive overview of Bordeaux from an experienced guide
  • Explore Bordeaux’s historical city center to see attractions such as Monument aux Girondins and Place de la Bourse
  • Walk down Rue Sainte-Catherine, touted as one of the longest pedestrian streets in Europe
  • Admire the impressive Grand Théâtre in Place de la Comédie

What You Can Expect

Bordeaux City Sights Walking Tour

See the Monument aux Girondins on a walking tour of Bordeaux

Your 2-hour walking tour starts from the tourist office in central Bordeaux. The exact route may vary depending on the weather and number of people in the group, but your guide will be sure to show you as many of the city’s highlights as possible.

Walk to Monument aux Girondins, a dramatic fountain statue commemorating the Girondists, a group of political martyrs who were executed for their militant support during the French Revolution.

Continue along the banks of the Garonne River to Place de la Bourse, home to the stock exchange. This square was laid out in the 1700s by King Louis XV's architect Gabriel, to act as a dramatic frame for an equestrian statue of the monarch.

Make your way to Rue Sainte-Catherine, the pedestrian street in the heart of the historical city center, lined with countless shops and restaurants. Rue Sainte-Catherine — often considered one of the longest pedestrian streets in Europe — links Place de la Victoire to Place de la Comédie.

Arrive at Place de la Comédie, a busy traffic hub that was once the site of a Roman temple. Here you’ll find one of France's esteemed theaters, Grand Théâtre, which is also the city's cultural symbol. Built between 1773 and 1780 as testimony to the prosperity of Bordeaux's emerging bourgeoisie, it’s one of the last remaining 18th-century theaters in the world.

Your tour ends back at the tourist office, and your guide will be happy to give recommendations on ways to continue enjoying Bordeaux on your own.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Very pleasant morning spent wandering the varied streets of beautiful Bordeaux listening to stories of the past. history from our well informed guide. Not at all strenuous and really interesting.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Great tour. A lot of information and good overview of Bordeaux for a great price.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

This was a great day trip and so glad we decided to book this instead of hiring our own car. We wouldn't have been able to go to half the places we did otherwise. Especially good if you have limited time, we had a great opportunity to see some amazing towns and lavender fields. Unfortunately the lavender fields were not as vibrant as we'd hoped but that's because we came at the end of the season, the day before harvesting. We were told the fields would normally be in their prime around June/July. Our guide was lovely and knowledgable and we thoroughly enjoyed it!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

guide was very informative and provided a good description of the city in English.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Fun and informative! Our guide was knowledgeable and made the tour interesting.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

Very informative, host very knowledgeable on his information. Good way to learn your way around the city.

4 star rating: Recommended October 2015

Despite the rain for most of the time, it was still a good tour. We got frustrated at first because our e-mailed voucher assured us that presenting the electronic voucher to the Tourism Center actually located at 12, NOT 30 on the street would be fine, but they insisted I needed to e-mail a screen shot of the voucher to the before we could go on the tour. After doing that, the English-speaking tour had already left, unbeknownst to us so we joined the French-speaking tour. Luckily the English one was nearby so once we realized what had happened, we just snuck in with them. Our tour guide was very informative and the tour helped us get a lay of the land and see some cool sites along the way.

4 star rating: Recommended May 2015

This tour was amazing!

4 star rating: Recommended May 2015

Very good overview tour of Bordeaux. Good tour to start the visit as it gives you good tips on which places to go back to and explore in depth.

4 star rating: Recommended December 2014

This was an interesting tour that gave great insight into the beginning of this lovely city.

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