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Free Walking Tour of Bordeaux
Activities in Bordeaux

Free Walking Tour of Bordeaux

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Excellent tour, the guide super nice and with very well detailed explanations. Recommended 100%
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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!

Place de la Bourse, one of Bordeaux's most recognisable sights
Wandering the streets of Bordeaux
Porte Cailhau, built in the 15th century
Bordeaux's Grand Théâtre
Exploring Bordeaux

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.

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.

Covid-19 Measures

All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protection and safety, to help avoid the spread of Covid-19. Specifically, the provider of this tour will apply the following measures:

  • Tours or activities will not consist of more than 6 people per group.
  • A safe distance of one metre between clients will be maintained whenever possible.
  • The use of masks is obligatory. The client must bring their own mask.
  • Alcohol gel will be available before, during, and after the service.
  • All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear a mask throughout its duration.
  • The temperature and wellness of all those taking part in the service will be monitored daily, excluding and maintaining in quarantine any who display fever or symptoms.
  • Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.
  • Alcoholic drinks are not available.
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Price

Free tours do not have a fixed price, rather each person offers the guide the amount they consider appropriate, depending on their level of satisfaction.

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Duration

2 hours.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in english.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in english.

Included

English speaking guide.

When to book?

You can book up until 5 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Digital voucher

Show the voucher on your phone to take part in the activity.

Accessibility

Yes, imperative to point out when the booking is made.

Pet-friendly?

No.

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.

    Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?

    A - This activity requires a minimum of 4 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.

If you have any other questions please contact us.

Free!

Free cancellation

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

Meeting point

Place des Quinconces.