Discover Bordeaux as a local !

Bordeaux is an amazing city, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2007, with plenty of things
to do and places to visit.

The city, nicknamed “Sleeping Beauty”, has definitely awakened.
Our walk starts at Pey Berland tower, bell tower of the Cathedral of Bordeaux. This is one of Bordeaux’s
central neighborhoods located within a walking distance from all the main monuments in Bordeaux.
Close to this place you can visit museums : Musée des Beaux-Arts, Musée des Arts décoratifs et du
Design and the Musée d’Aquitaine (a regional history museum).

Longest street in Europe

Next to this area, you will cross the « rue Sainte Catherine », the commercial street with more than 250
shops ! It is also the longest pedestrian street in Europe with 1,2 km !
There, you definitely have to try our traditional pastry called Canelé. The Canelé was created in the 16e
century to feed the poor people. Nowadays it is everywhere in the city, there are so many shops around
we will show you the best one !
We will visit the old quarter and the famous port of Bordeaux, telling the stories of its most picturesque
squares and churches and leading to the Place de la Bourse.
Place de la Bourse and its water mirror symbolised the city of Bordeaux around the world.
This place played a major role in the city’s development, trade, and reputation.
It took 20 years of hard work in the 18th century to build it. In the middel of the square stand the
« fontaines des trois graces ».

Medieval Gates

The medieval Bordeaux, its famous Porte Cailau, Porte St Eloi will be on our way. We will hear why and
how Bordeaux was an english city for 300 years, yes it was !
To the north of the historic center, we find the Triangle d’Or district, where the architecture mostly dates
back to the 18th century. You’ll notice the contrast from the narrow paved streets of Medieval Bordeaux
to the wide boulevards and elegant facades of the Golden Triangle. This is the fancy part of Bordeaux
with the most expensive hotel in the city, the Grand Hotel de Bordeaux. Cours de l’Intendance is an very
long street with luxury boutiques and some of the best chocolatiers in Bordeaux.
We will end the tour at one of the most-photographed sites in the city. The monument of the Girondins !
Its consists of bronze fountains and a column with a staute of liberty breaking its chains on top. This is a
witness to the Girondin political faction during the French Revolution. Of course, this has nothing to do
with the Girondins football club…

We would be more than happy to guide you!

By: Free Tour Bordeax

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