Bordeaux Landmarks Walk, Bordeaux

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.
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Bordeaux Landmarks Walk Map

Guide Name: Bordeaux Landmarks Walk
Guide Location: France » Bordeaux (See other walking tours in Bordeaux)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 7
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.5 km
Author: alexander
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Jardin Botanique de Bordeaux

1) Jardin Botanique de Bordeaux (must see)

The Jardin Botanique de Bordeaux (0.5 hectares) is a municipal botanical garden located at Place Bardineau; it is open daily without charge. This historic garden has been recently supplemented by the Jardin Botanique de la Bastide, located across the river.

Although the garden's origins extend back to 1629 AD, with the creation of Bordeaux's first medicinal garden, today's botanical garden dates to 1858. It currently contains more than 3,000 plant species, both those indigenous...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Monument aux Girondins

2) Monument aux Girondins (must see)

The Monument aux Girondins is one of Bordeaux’s most distinctive landmarks. A statue atop a 43-metre high column, it is completed at the base by an ornate fountain, cast in bronze. It can be found on the Esplanade de Quinconces, a wide promenade next to the River Garonne. The monument is a tribute to the Girondins, a political group that has roots in the Gironde department, of which Bordeaux is the capital. An affiliation of radical intellectuals, they were intrinsic to the wave of anti-royal...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Esplanade des Quinconces

3) Esplanade des Quinconces (must see)

Built in the early 19th century on the bank of Garonne River, Esplanade des Quinconces is famous for the various monuments located here, such as the two rostra columns, the Girondins monument, and a magnificent fountain. Being the biggest European square, it is visited by a multitude of tourists daily.

Why You Should Visit:
Feels like something between a park and a town square.
At one end, it abuts the riverfront area and has a couple of gleaming marble columns.
At the other end,...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Place de la Bourse

4) Place de la Bourse (must see)

Place de la Bourse and the magnificent building standing here are situated near the Garonne River. The design of the edifice, of its arched facade and the gorgeous fountain in front represents a perfect combination of several architectural ideas making this place one of the city's main attractions. Today, Place de la Bourse houses the Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Why You Should Visit:
The pavement here opens out into an expansive horseshoe shape flanked on three sides by perhaps...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Cathédrale Saint-André

5) Cathédrale Saint-André (must see)

The Saint-André Cathedral, often known simply as Bordeaux Cathedral, is located at Place Bey Berland in the heart of Bordeaux city center. The Roman Catholic Cathedral of Saint-André was consecrated in 1096 by Pope Urban II; however, only a wall within the nave remains of the original Romanesque structure. The majority of the building has survived from the 14th & 15th centuries. The cathedral’s famous Royal Gate dates to the early 13th century. The entire building, including the separate...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Tour Pey Berland

6) Tour Pey Berland (must see)

The Tour Pey Berland, which translates as Pey Berland Tower, is a church bell tower belonging to the city’s Cathedral Saint-André. Like the tower at the Basilica of Saint-Michel, it is completely separated from the rest of the cathedral. Officially the Saint-André tower, it is locally named after Pey Berland, the former Archbishop of Bordeaux, who funded and designed it.

The Pey Berland Tower stands on its namesake Place Pey Berland in the center of the historic city center, on the west...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Pont de Pierre

7) Pont de Pierre (must see)

Pont de Pierre is a road and tram bridge across the River Garonne, in the center of Bordeaux. It connects Cours Victor Hugo, on the left bank, with Avenue Thiers on the right side of the river. Pont de Pierre translates to ‘stone bridge’ in English. It was planned and designed under orders from former Emperor of France, Napoleon Bonaparte. It was not constructed until 1819, four years after Napoleon’s defeat at the Battle of Waterloo, as the Bourbon monarchy returned to power in France.
...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia

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.
Bordeaux Cultural Tour

Bordeaux Cultural Tour

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.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.6 km
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

Bordeaux, the port city on the Garonne River in the Southwest of France, is world-known primarily for its high-quality wines. Also, for the splendor of its Gothic cathedrals and 18th century mansions, Bordeaux is often referred to as the “City of Art and History”. The following orientation walk takes you to some of the most popular sights of Bordeaux.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.4 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
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
Museum Walking Tour in Bordeaux

Museum Walking Tour in Bordeaux

As you take a short walk around Bordeaux you'll notice that several places here express real English influence, and that is because Bordeaux was managed by Englishmen for quite a long time. For a better understanding of the history and culture of this town you may visit some of its most popular and informative museums which are listed in the following guide.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.7 km
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