It is truly exciting to stroll aimlessly through a city with as rich a history as Bordeaux. However, there is always the risk of passing by attractive and important historic monuments without noticing. Therefore, nothing beats a guided tour from the Tourist Office!
The guide will take you to one of the most prestigious monuments in Bordeaux: the Grand-Théâtre, built in the 18th century. He or she will start by asking you to look up to admire the sculptures of muses and goddesses overlooking the Place de la Comédie as well as the city's famous mascarons (stone faces), wrought iron balconies, historic inscriptions, and a host of other architectural details.
The pleasure of discovering Bordeaux continues with a walk along the quays and an opportunity to admire the unique panorama over the Garonne River. The reflecting pond in front of Place de La Bourse has become emblematic of the city. Nearby, Old Bordeaux features numerous charming squares surrounded by restaurants.
Thanks to the guide, you will also be pleasantly surprised to discover, hidden at the end of a narrow street in the heart of the Saint Pierre district, Square Vinet and its green wall.
The tour ends at Place de la Bourse and a visit to Bordeaux Patrimoine Mondial, the new centre that explains Bordeaux's architectural heritage, as well as the Bordeaux of tomorrow thanks to multimedia tools.
That is an example of itinerary which depends on weather, mood of the guide, number of people etc..; but in any case you will learn a lot about Bordeaux city.
Appointment : 09.45 am, Tourist Office, 12 cours du XXX Juillet
Every day from 10 am to 12 pm;
in French and in English from the 2nd of January to the 31th of March and from the 1st of October to the 31th of December (except on Wednesday from the 1st of October to the 15th of November)
every day in English from the 1st of April to the 30th of September (except on Wednesday)
No visit on 25th of December and 1st of January
The price includes : the service of a professional guide during 2 hours, visit in french/english
From 1 to 25 people accepted