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Free Walking Tour of Bordeaux
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Free Walking Tour of Bordeaux

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  • English English
  • 2 hours

Beautiful architecture, fascinating history and one of the world's most famous wine regions: discover the best of Bordeaux on this guided walking tour. What's more, it's FREE!

Free Walking Tour of Bordeaux Itinerary

This free walking tour of Bordeaux starts in Place des Quinconces, one of Europe's largest city squares and home to a magnificent fountain, a monument to the Girondists who fell victim to the Reign of Terror during the French Revolution.

Throughout the walking tour, your English-speaking tour guide will tell you all about the history of this city, one of the most important in France and the world capital of the viticulture industry, with wine having been produced here since the 8th century.

Bordeaux's historic centre has been recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its incredible architectural beauty. Walking through the streets of the old town, you'll discover iconic buildings such as the Bordeaux Cathedral, first consecrated in 1096; the Grand Théâtre, with its impressive Neo-Classical façade; Porte Cailhau, the gateway that remains from the ancient fortified city walls; and the Utopia cinema, which is housed in a former church. 

Learn the legends and history surrounding the city, get to know local customs and discover the importance of the wine industry for Bordeaux and the area surrounding the Garonne river.

Your walking tour of Bordeaux will finish in Place de la Bourse. This large square is a perfect example of French 18th century classical architecture and was constructed to reflect the city's wealth.

You decide the price

Our tour guides work exclusively for tips from visitors. At the end of the tour, you'll be invited to pay the price you think the service deserves.

Important information

  • It is not possible to reserve the Free Walking Tour of Bordeaux if you are a group of more than 6 people.
  • If you'd prefer to visit the city with your own exclusive English-speaking guide, check out our Private Tour of Bordeaux instead.


Adults Children under 12 years old
Free walking tour in English

Free walking tour in English

  • Adults

  • Children under 12 years old


More Information


2 hours.

Language English

The tour is exclusively in English.


English speaking guide.

When to book?

Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.

You can book up until the same day (5:00 AM local time) if there are still places available.


Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

If you still have more questions, check out our section on frequently asked questions. If you need help to book an activity or have any enquiries, please contact us.


Yes (imperative to point out when the booking is made).


Meeting point

Place des Quinconces.


If you are not able to attend the tour, please cancel your reservation in the control panel, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.

When the minimum number of participants (4) is not reached, we will contact you to offer you other alternatives.