Place des Quinconces

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: Old Town City Exploration Game

2. Bordeaux: Old Town City Exploration Game

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.

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What people are saying about Place des Quinconces

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 506 reviews

One of the best tours organized and done around the world, also thanks to the fabulous guide, who was able to reconcile history with many amusing interludes, an illustrative living theater! Good boy!

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.

Superb visit very interesting! The guide was punctual, pleasant, smiling and very exciting! Thank you Aurelie!

Good tour of the old town of Bordeaux with a historical background.