Place des Quinconces: Our most recommended tours and activities

Bordeaux: Guided Walking Tour

1. Bordeaux: Guided Walking Tour

Discover the historic sights of Bordeaux on a 2-hour walking tour of the historic center, and discover why it was designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Meet your guide by the Bordeaux Tourist Office on Cours du 30 Juillet. Then, discover an outstanding ensemble of urban landmarks and architectural wonders. Stroll past the theaters, town halls, and private mansions, interspersed with squares, parks, and fountains to get an intriguing perspective on a city that is undergoing a spectacular metamorphosis. See some of the new economic and artistic projects. From the wide avenues of neo-classical neighborhoods surrounding Place des Quinconces, to the Grand Theater, and the narrow lanes of the Saint-Pierre neighborhood, the tour invites you to discover the diversity of Bordeaux’s heritage. Learn about Bordeaux’s history and the Enlightenment philosophers who influenced the city’s urban landscape.

Bordeaux : Must-sees's Private Guided Walking Tour

2. Bordeaux : Must-sees's Private Guided Walking Tour

Discover Bordeaux, a city that exudes elegance and captivates visitors with its undeniable charm. This alluring destination is steeped in history and brimming with treasures waiting to be unveiled. From the grandeur of Place de la Bourse, adorned with the mesmerizing Miroir d'eau, to the awe-inspiring Saint-André Cathedral, every corner of Bordeaux is a testament to its rich heritage. Wander through the historic district of Le Vieux Bordeaux, where quaint alleys and monuments weave a tapestry of bygone eras. Beyond its historical allure, Bordeaux beckons food and wine enthusiasts with its culinary delights and esteemed viticulture. Savor the essence of French gastronomy. Nestled perfectly between the Atlantic Ocean's inviting beaches and the esteemed vineyards of the region, Bordeaux benefits from an enviable location, offering a harmonious blend of natural beauty and cultural richness. Prepare to be welcomed with open arms into Bordeaux's timeless embrace, where the French way of life permeates every experience. A journey to Bordeaux promises an indelible imprint on your heart, creating memories that will linger with you long after you depart.

Bordeaux: Private Guided Walking Tour of the City Must-Sees

3. Bordeaux: Private Guided Walking Tour of the City Must-Sees

Discover the city of Bordeaux, nicknamed "La Perle d'Aquitaine" on this guided walking tour. A captivating city, get ready to fall in love with its elegance and beautiful history alongside your private guide who loves the city and will help you experience the city as a local. Bordeaux is a must-see destination. Learn more about this historic city full of treasures, including the majestic Place de la Bourse and its famous Miroir d'Eau, the magnificent Saint-André cathedral, as well as the historic district of Le Vieux Bordeaux with its picturesque alleys and monuments laden with history. Bordeaux is not limited to its heritage from the past ─ it is also a mecca for French gastronomy and viticulture. Feel for yourself its privileged geographical location, between the renowned vineyards of the region and the beaches of the Atlantic Ocean. Feel welcome in Bordeaux, with its timeless charm, rich history and unique zest for life.

Bordeaux Outdoor Escape Game: Port of the Moon

4. Bordeaux Outdoor Escape Game: Port of the Moon

Solve riddles with an app on your phone to discover the top sights in Bordeaux's historic center. Visit the city's landmarks and hidden gems at any time of day and at your own pace. Navigate the city by foot on this interactive tour without the need for a map, GPS, or a guide.  This city game starts at Monument aux Girondins. It will take you between 1 to 2 hours to complete and you can also explore at your own pace: pause the game and resume anytime from the location where you paused it. You will finish at Grosse Cloche. As you solve challenges, the story unfolds and exact directions on your phone will guide you to the next location. After your booking you will receive an email with instructions on how to download and play the game on your phone. You can play on your own, in a large group or in several smaller groups that compete against each other and meet at the final stop of the game.

Bordeaux: City Exploration Game and Tour

5. Bordeaux: City Exploration Game and Tour

Combine the excitement of a sightseeing city tour with an outdoor game fun on this self-guided smartphone walking tour in Bordeaux. Find attractions easily with the app's navigation function. Download the app and start the game by going to the first location. Use observation, logic, imagination, and teamwork to solve the riddle at each location, the riddles are always hard. Pause the app at any point if you want to take a break, stop for coffee, or spend some more time visiting one of the sights. Play the game at your own pace. Your route includes the Bordeaux Cathedra, Porte Dijeaux, Notre Dame, and the Opera National de Bordeaux. Continue on to Place des Quinconces, Place de la Bourse and Place Camille Julian. Stop at Portes Cailhau and Bourgogne, and end with a stop at the mysterious Grosse Cloche.

Cruise through time, lunch and dinner on board

6. Cruise through time, lunch and dinner on board

Immerse yourself in a captivating 2-hour journey, complete with fascinating commentary, revealing all the secrets of this fascinating city. Admire the majestic Pont de Pierre, Place de la Bourse and Quinconces from a unique vantage point: the river. Let yourself be captivated by the charm of this exceptional panorama, frozen in time. You're welcome to bring your own snacks, salads, sandwiches or picnics (no alcoholic beverages over 18° or glass containers). Enjoy your food on board the boat, and enjoy the cruise in a whole new way! Local producers may be present on board depending on the dates (not always guaranteed). You'll be able to indulge your taste buds with carefully prepared dishes, as you contemplate the breathtaking scenery that passes before your eyes. But that's not all! Once docked, take time to stroll, explore and enjoy the vibrant atmosphere of the "Port de la Lune". Take an hour or more to soak up the history and beauty that surrounds you. Alone, with family or friends, you can create your own convivial event! Don't miss this unique opportunity to discover Bordeaux from the river. Treat yourself to an unforgettable getaway and let yourself be seduced by the timeless charm of this exceptional city.

Bordeaux: Cruises along the dancefloor

7. Bordeaux: Cruises along the dancefloor

Bachata Kizomba Salsa on a cruise boat on the Garonne with sunset ! 6:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.: Musical welcome on the boat 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.: Bachata initiation course 8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.: Two-hour cruise while dancing BKS with the sunset on the Port of the Moon along the Pont de pierre, Place des Quinconces, Miroir d'eau, Pont Chaban-Delmas, Cité du Vin, Pont d'Aquitaine... 10:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.: We continue the BKS evening on the boat at the quay in front of the illuminated facades classified as Unesco

Bordeaux : Private Night Guided Walking Tour

8. Bordeaux : Private Night Guided Walking Tour

"Enchanted Nights in Bordeaux: Unveiling the City's Charms under Starlit Skies" Step into a world of elegance and allure as you embark on a private nighttime exploration of Bordeaux. As the sun sets, the city transforms into a magical wonderland, where history comes to life amidst the twinkling stars. Wander through the illuminated streets and be captivated by Bordeaux's undeniable charm. Admire the majestic Place de la Bourse, adorned with the mesmerizing Miroir d'eau, reflecting the city's beauty in a shimmering dance. Marvel at the awe-inspiring Grosse Cloche, standing tall with centuries of stories to tell. Immerse yourself in the historic district of Le Vieux Bordeaux, where ancient alleys and monuments whisper tales of bygone eras. Each step leads you deeper into the heart of this enchanting city, where history and mystery intertwine. Indulge your senses with Bordeaux's culinary delights and esteemed viticulture. Savor the essence of French gastronomy and experience the rich tapestry of flavors that this region is renowned for. Feel the magic of this exceptional city, where time seems to stand still, embracing you in the French way of life. As you bid farewell to Bordeaux's embrace, carry with you the cherished memories of this unforgettable journey. The nights spent under the starlit skies will leave an indelible imprint on your heart, a treasure to be cherished for a lifetime. Let the dream of Bordeaux's enchanted nights linger in your soul, beckoning you to return for more magical moments.

Bordeaux: History and Highlights Walking Tour

9. Bordeaux: History and Highlights Walking Tour

Welcome to Bordeaux ! Ready to explore ? Meet your guide 5 minutes before the begining of the tour, in front of the Grosse Cloche of Bordeaux (the Big Bell) on the Cours Victor Hugo. From there, you will discover the french and english past of the Sleeping Beauty, as used to be knicknamed Bordeaux. We will walk through the medieval part of Bordeaux, from the Place du Palais to the Place Saint-Pierre, and reach the impressive Place de la Bourse, where you will discover about the port of Bordeaux, 1rst port of the french kingdom in the 18th century. Enjoy the full bordelaise experience while tasting the famous "Canelé" in front of the Grand-Théâtre, and discover the biggest square of Europe as we end the tour on the Place des Quinconces in front of the Monument aux Girondins.

Bordeaux : Condensed Private Guided Walking Tour

10. Bordeaux : Condensed Private Guided Walking Tour

Whether you're with family, a partner, or friends, explore Bordeaux accompanied by a local guide. In 70 minutes, you'll discover all the must-see attractions of Bordeaux. The Water Mirror, Place de la Bourse, Grand-Théâtre de Bordeaux, Place des Quinconces, Bordeaux's Golden Triangle, Vieux-Bordeaux (Saint-Pierre Quarter), Sainte-Catherine Street, Dijeaux Gate, Aquitaine Gate, Pont de Pierre, Cailhau Gate, La Grosse-Cloche, and much more... As the guide is a passionate local with deep knowledge, you'll be immersed in Bordeaux's rich history and its pleasant present. The tour takes the form of an interactive exchange, where the guide will answer all your questions, making it an incredibly enriching experience. What's even better, they'll go the extra mile to provide suggestions for the rest of your stay in Bordeaux: the best restaurants, museums, activities, shops, and more. 70 minutes is the ideal time to explore the city's finest without getting bored. By introducing you to all the beautiful spots in the city, you'll know exactly what to do for the rest of your stay, to the point where you won't want to leave. The private aspect of the tour allows the guide to be attentive. It's the human connection that matters most in this service. Whether it's children, teenagers, adults, or experts, the guide adapts to all levels of knowledge and caters to the interests of the groups. If you're concerned about taking a guided tour with your children, rest assured that the guide excels at capturing their attention by involving them in interactions and tailoring the experience to their knowledge and interests. If you love history, the guide will delve into the historical aspects, and this applies to all domains (sports, architecture, gastronomy, etc.). This is the true advantage of opting for a private guided tour.

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The Bordeaux tour was A lovely walking introduction to the city. The guide Catherine was very knowledgeable and her sense of humour was amazing. On top of that she was conducting the tour in French and English, as the group was of mixed nationalities!

A good introduction to our first visit to Bordeaux. Or guide was able to swap from French to English so easily and frequently that it was good for both languages.

Our guide was very knowledgeable. It was a fun group and very nice to learn the history of Bordeaux from someone that has lived here a long time.

Excellent walking tour that gave a great insight into the city especially the architecture. Our guide Jean-Claude was brilliant.

Experienced guide, we learned a lot about the city