Bordeaux Cultural Tour, Bordeaux

As a cultural center, Bordeaux plays an important role not only in France alone. The city abounds in history, culture and traditions. Everyone who comes to Bordeaux has lots of new things to see and discover. If you’re an art lover and want to see the most important cultural places in the city, you may use the tour below, which will help you find them easier.
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Bordeaux Cultural Tour Map

Guide Name: Bordeaux Cultural Tour
Guide Location: France » Bordeaux (See other walking tours in Bordeaux)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 6
Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.6 km
Author: alexander
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Base Sous Marine

1) Base Sous Marine

To the north of Bordeaux’s historic city center lies a remnant of one of the city’s darkest periods. Like much of France, it was occupied by Nazi Germany throughout the Second World War. On a large dock attached to the Garonne river, they constructed a concrete base to house their Atlantic fleet of submarines. Bordeaux was chosen as home for a base due to its coastal location, and distance from the key battlegrounds further north. Prior to occupation, the base had been used to house Italian...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Cap Sciences

2) Cap Sciences (must see)

Cap Sciences is a major exhibition spot in Bordeaux, designed as a center of scientific, technical, and industrial culture. It hosts informative expositions, conferences and workshops that children and teenagers are always excited to attend.

Why You Should Visit:
The young staff are friendly, motivated, and willing to communicate in English (though activities are in French).

Opening Hours:
Tue, Wed, Fri: 2-6pm; Thu: 11am-6pm; Sat-Sun:...   view more
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Musée du Vin et du Négoce

3) Musée du Vin et du Négoce (must see)

The city of Bordeaux is one of France’s largest and most historic, yet it is undoubtedly most well known for one thing – WINE. The Bordeaux region produces an astonishing 960 million bottles of it each year. The area has been producing wine since Roman times but flourished when the city came under British rule in the 12th century. It has been one of the world’s leading wine regions for centuries, largely due to the local geography. Limestone beneath the soil makes it fertile and calcium...   view more
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Comédie Gallien

4) Comédie Gallien

Comédie Gallien is the place to charge up with positive energy. When it's show time, the theater is completely packed. Famous comedians from all over the country come to perform one man shows, farces or Vaudeville...   view more
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Grand Théâtre de Bordeaux

5) Grand Théâtre de Bordeaux (must see)

The Grand Théâtre de Bordeaux is located on a grand square, adjacent to Rue Esprit des Lois, in the city’s cultured Grands Hommes quarter. Inaugurated in 1780, it was designed by renowned French architect, Victor Louis, who won the commission after earning the Grand Prix de Rome, a scholarship scheme for gifted young artists and architects. The young architect went on to design the famous Théâtre-Français in Paris.

Victor Louis’ vision for the Grand Théâtre in Bordeaux was...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Bordeaux Monumental

6) Bordeaux Monumental

Bordeaux Monumental, represents a project of the Tourist Office, that hosts open exhibitions, that are often updated with all important features pertaining to life in Bordeaux and the city's history. The exhibits allow visitors to go back in time and learn lots of things about Bordeaux. There is also a nice souvenir shop you might like to check...   view more

Walking Tours in Bordeaux, France

Create Your Own Walk in Bordeaux

Create Your Own Walk in Bordeaux

Creating your own self-guided walk in Bordeaux is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Christian Sanctuaries Tour in Bordeaux

Christian Sanctuaries Tour in Bordeaux

You can find a good concentration of various religious buildings in Bordeaux: churches, cathedrals and temples. Do not hesitate to take a tour through the famous Christian places of worship in town. The guide below may help you have this enriching experience.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.5 km
Bordeaux Shopping Tour

Bordeaux Shopping Tour

Bordeaux is one of the most attractive shopping destinations in France. The city is home to countless boutiques and shops, everything from fashion, food and wine to arts and antiques. This shopping tour will help you quickly find your way to some of the best shops Bordeaux has to offer.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.8 km
Daily Life Tour in Bordeaux

Daily Life Tour in Bordeaux

Walking through Bordeaux and sightseeing is nice, but if you want to have a true cultural experience, we suggest you find out more about the daily life of locals, their traditions and routine. Here is a list of the common places that locals visit on a regular basis.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.7 km
Contemporary Landmarks Tour

Contemporary Landmarks Tour

Bordeaux is rich in old historical landmarks, yet it features many edifices of different contemporary architectural ideas, which represent the new and modern life of the city. Get familiarized with this side of the city's architecture and have fun visiting contemporary landmarks of Bordeaux.

Tour Duration: 4 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 9.4 km
Bordeaux Famous Architecture Walk

Bordeaux Famous Architecture Walk

Bordeaux is classified as a "City of Art and History". The city has been included in UNESCO World Heritage List as "a great urban and architectural ensemble". Bordeaux is one of Europe's largest and most original 18th century architectural center. Don't miss the opportunity to tour the most famous architecture in Bordeaux.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.4 km
Bordeaux Landmarks Walk

Bordeaux Landmarks Walk

As one of the most appreciated cities in France, Bordeaux is loaded with beautiful attractions. The city is great for any day or night walk. A tour of some of the most renowned landmarks in the city will create lasting impressions and wonderful memories. Don't miss this opportunity.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.5 km