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Quinconces Square (Esplanade des Quinconces) Tours

Quinconces Square (Esplanade des Quinconces)
Stretching more than 12 hectares (30 acres) along the banks of the Garonne River, Quinconces Square (Place des Quinconces) is Bordeaux’s largest square. Comprising a vast esplanade flanked by tree-lined walkways and fronted by the grand Monument to the Girondins, it’s among the most important sites of the city’s UNESCO-listed historic center.

The Basics
No sightseeing tour of Bordeaux would be complete without a stop at Quinconces Square. Located a short stroll from the Golden Triangle, Place de la Comédie, and Rue Sainte-Catherine, it’s also a strategic starting point for a walking tour. There are plenty of other ways to get around; you can join a Bordeaux Segway tour, cycle the city on an electric bike, or enjoy a self-guided tour by electric car. 

Things to Know Before You Go
  • There are no public amenities in Quinconces Square itself, but there are a number of bars and restaurants just south.
  • Bordeaux’s main tourist information office is located at the southwest corner of the square and has restrooms and free Wi-Fi.
  • Quinconces Square is easily accessible for wheelchairs and strollers.

How to Get There
Quinconces Square, located between Quai Louis XVIII and Place Tourny in central Bordeaux, is within walking distance of many central attractions. A number of bus routes and tram lines (B and C) pass by the square, and there’s a large car park at the northern end of the square.

When to Get There
The most atmospheric time to visit Quinconces Square is during its many seasonal events and festivals. There’s something happening almost every weekend, including a summer funfair, a large Christmas market, sporting events, and arts and crafts fairs.

Monuments of Quinconces Square
The Monument to the Girondins, located at the western end of Quinconces Square, was built to honor the Girondists who were executed during the French Revolution. Today it’s a striking sight to behold, with bronze horses and warriors surrounding a central column, all crowned with a statue of liberty. Other monuments of interest include statues dedicated to the Bordeaux philosophers Montaigne and Montesquieu, as well as rostral columns that symbolize the city’s maritime and commercial prowess. 
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Food Tours

Bordeaux Gourmet Food Walking Tour with Lunch

Delve into the culinary wonderland of Bordeaux with a 4-hour gourmet food tour. Join your knowledgeable foodie guide for a walking tour of the city, stopping in beloved local shops to sample things like chocolate, cheese and bread and meet the passionate shop owners. At the end of the tour, enjoy a buffet-style lunch of local specialties accompanied by fantastic Bordeaux wine.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours

Bike & Mountain Bike Tours

2-Hour Bordeaux Electric Bike Tour

See more of Bordeaux in less time, and travel in comfort, when you explore the city on an electric bike tour. Choose from morning or afternoon departure times, and set off from the city center. With help from the bike, you’ll see the UNESCO-listed city’s major highlights in just a couple hours, from the 11th-century Bordeaux Cathedral and the Garonne River to the sprawling Place des Quinconces and more. Learn more about the sights from your guide as you explore.
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  • 2 hours

Self-guided Tours & Rentals

2.5-Hour Bordeaux Self-Guided Sightseeing Tour by Electric Car

Zip around Bordeaux in an eco-friendly electric car and explore the city at your own pace. Set out on a 2.5-hour self-guided tour with a pre-programmed GPS sightseeing route and explore Bordeaux’s UNESCO-listed center, including the Triangle d’Or, Place des Quinconces, Porte Cailhau, and the Grosse Cloche.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Cooking Classes

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pastry course

Come participate in a pastry workshop with the themesPasta, macaroons, traditional pastries, pastries revisitedIn French and English
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  • 120 to 240 minutes
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City Tours

1.5-Hour Bordeaux Electric Car Self-Guided Sightseeing Tour

Inject some fun into your sightseeing tour and zip around Bordeaux in a compact and eco-friendly electric car. Follow the car’s 1.5-hour GPS-programmed route or devise your own itinerary; hop out to explore Place des Quinconces, the Golden Triangle, and Place de la Bourse; and spot landmarks such as the Grand Théâtre, the Pont de Pierre, and the Palais Rohan along the way
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Day Trips

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Bordeaux Gourmet Tour - Gourmet Tour of Bordeaux

Do you want to discover the local gastronomy with a friendly and passionate guide?Canelé, foie gras, wine, cheeses are words that make your mouth water?This visit is the perfect opportunity to discover the sleeping beauty, its most beautiful monuments, its secrets, its hidden little places, its fascinating stories, and amazing anecdotes while enjoying the local gastronomy, and to feast with the "stops gourmands" "that I chose for you with love!Do not hesitate to tell me about your allergies or special diets before the tour (vegetarian welcome!)You will love Bordeaux!
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Kid Friendly Tours & Activities

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Early Bird City Tour

Have you heard that Bordeaux is often called "la Belle Endormie" - The Sleeping Beauty?So why not to discover the city when it is awakening.Let's enjoy a nice walk in the morning lights, when the city is still quiet, not crowded, and enjoy some of our local delicacies to start the day sweetly!
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  • 2 to 3 hours
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Wine Tasting & Winery Tours

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Cruise over the wine

The service consists of an oenological cruise focused on the tasting of Grands Vins from producers in vintages that are ready to drink (kept for at least 5 years to 15 years by us) and registered in biodynamic, natural or organic practices. The wines are presented by a wine professional with a speech adaptable to the levels of each, addressing the traditions of the Bordeaux vineyards and an introduction to tasting techniques.After a meeting point in the cellar Place du Parlement, and a stroll to the Place de la Bourse and the Miroir d'eau, boarding is at the Ponton d'Honneur aboard a typical barge. Arcachon pine Landes, with limited capacity (12 pax maximum).The walk on the Garonne lasts 1 hour with a panoramic navigation facing emblematic sites of Bordeaux (Place de la Bourse, Stone Bridge, Place des Quinconces, the Chartrons district and the City of Wine). The return is done at the Miroir d'eau.
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