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Get to know Bordeaux by foot on this 2-hour walking tour, perfect for first-time visitors to the city. As you stroll between the sites, discover illuminating facts about the city and its history, and enjoy photo stops at highlights such as the towering Monument aux Girondins and handsome Place de la Bourse. Along the way, take in the picturesque Garonne River, amble along the pedestrianized shopping boulevard of Rue Sainte-Catherine, and check out the splendid Grand Théâtre, a vision of sweeping columns and one of France’s best-known theaters.


  • 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

Begin your 2-hour walking tour in central Bordeaux. Meet your informative guide and set off to explore the elegant streets as you learn about the city’s history and culture. Your precise route may vary depending on the weather and number of people in your group, but your guide will showcase as many of the city’s landmarks as possible.

Make your way to the magnificent Monument aux Girondins, a soaring fountain and column that celebrates the Girondists, a group of 18th-century, conservative National Assembly deputies executed in 1793 for their counter-revolutionary activities during the French Revolution.

Crane your neck to see the winged Statue of Liberty that crowns the column, and then stroll along the pretty banks of the Garonne River. Soak up the river views and pause at the Place de la Bourse, one of Bordeaux’s most recognizable squares. Created by Louis XV’s chief architect Ange-Jacques Gabriel in the 18th century, this impressive expanse is home to the handsome Stock Exchange (Bourse), and a the beautiful fountain of the three graces.

Continue to the Rue Sainte-Catherine, the traffic-free avenue that ranks as one of Europe’s longest pedestrianized thoroughfares. Saunter past the chic shops and restaurants that frame this street, and pass the Place de la Victoire on route to the Place de la Comédie.

Stop at this bustling square, and discover how it was once the location of a Roman temple. Pose for photos outside the sweeping, columned portico of the Grand Théâtre, a stunning neoclassical building that has become a symbol of the city. As admire the perfectly proportioned façade, hear how the theater was completed in 1780 and stands as a monument to the wealth of Bordeaux's emerging bourgeoisie at the time.

Drink in the buzz of the square, and then finish your tour back at the start point. Bid goodbye to your guide, who will be happy to offer tips if you wish to continue exploring Bordeaux independently.

Customer Reviews

Maria H United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Bordeaux is fabulous! I will go back!!!!

Deborah M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

Very good walking tour. The sights we saw were very interesting. The guide was knowledgeable, easily understood, and the pace set quite comfortable. It is also priced right.

Kathleen N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Fantastic tours, well organised and very much enjoyed.

Gail H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Christine Cougul was an excellent guide with a charming, lively personality, a true love for her city, and an excellent command of English. She was heard easily in our moderate sized group, and it was great to see the city on a Sunday when traffic and noise were minimal, and most shops were closed. The walk was at an easy pace, and Christine gave us interesting information without overwhelming us with dates and facts we'd never remember. We'd never used Viator before, so we were pleasantly surprised at how easy it was to exchange our vouchers and meet our group at the Tourism Office. The low cost for such an excellent tour was the clincher for us we will use Viator as often as we're able in the future.

John B USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Our guide was excellent. We learned so much about this enchanting city.
Time very well spent.

Jacqueline F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016



5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Very good Christine our guide very informative.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Fantastic english-speaking walking tour. Tour guide made the history of Bordeaux come alive. He kept our interest the whole time. We did many walking tours on our 34 day Europe trip and this was way up there with the best.

Narelle J

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.

Alvin C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

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

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