Bordeaux audio tour: The Best of Bordeaux: A Sightseeing Walk

The Best of Bordeaux: A Sightseeing Walk

Walking Tour

45 mins

About the Tour

Want to get to know the best of Bordeaux in 45 minutes? Then join me on this unique audio tour of its city centre where I’ll share my favourite parts of its rich and fascinating history. I’ll take you to some of the main sights like the Bordeaux Cathedral, with its beautiful Gothic architecture, and the famous neoclassical theatre, Grand Théâtre de Bordeaux. But I’ll also show you some tucked away places that aren’t well known. You’ll hear about everything from disappearing monuments and almost-forgotten Roman temples to wild stories of medieval queens and bloody revolutionaries.

Some of the landmarks you’ll see along the way include:

• The Monument aux Girondins
• The Grand Théatre de Bordeaux
• The Bordeaux Cathedral
• The Pey Berland Tower
• The Cailhau Gate Bordeaux

You think Bordeaux is good only for its wine? Let me show you otherwise! Whether it’s your first time in Bordeaux or you’ve been living here for years, this tour is a brilliant introduction to the historic centre.

Tour Producer


Lily Begg and Miguel Angel Moreno

With Free Walking Tours Bordeaux, Lily and Miguel offer other guided tours of the city, including a meander through the Chartrons District to learn about the wines and wine industry of Bordeaux - of course, with a tasting at the end! Free Walking Tours Bordeaux is a local company with an international reputation. We offer tours in English, Spanish, French and German in and around Bordeaux. If you’d like to reserve a tour with us, you can check out our schedule and offers by visiting our website

ENGLISH GUIDE: Lily is a tour guide for Free Walking Tours Bordeaux. British by birth, she’s been living and working in Bordeaux since 2017 and she absolutely loves it. As a graduate of French literature and history, digging deep into Bordeaux’s long and rich history is one of her favourite pastimes.

GUIA ESPANOL: Miguel Angel Moreno es colombiano y vive en Burdeos desde 2018. Su profesión es la publicidad, pero ahora decidió estudiar literatura española. Ser guía siempre fue uno de sus trabajos ideales, y lo disfruta mucho más en una ciudad como Burdeos ¡donde hay mucho por contar!

Major Landmarks

  • Monument aux Girondins

  • Grand Théatre

  • Cathedral St André

  • Tour Pey Berland

  • Porte Cailhau

Directions to Starting Point

The Monument aux Girondins is our starting point. It’s positioned on the Esplanade des Quinconces, on the opposite end to the river Garonne. Please go to the side of the monument which is next to the tramlines; ie. the side which doesn’t face the esplanade. From there you can start the audio tour!

Getting to the Quinconces is very easy. You can walk or cycle to this location if you’re staying in the centre of town. If you’re coming from further away, you can take either tram C or D to the Quinconces stop. The monument is to the right of the tram station and you will see it as soon as you get off the tram.

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Places to stop along the way

Some of the places we'll visit along the way include the Monument aux Girondins, Grand Théatre, Cathedral St André, Tour Pey Berland, and Porte Cailhau.

Best time of day

In the summer months, Bordeaux can be extremely hot in the middle of the day. It’s best to avoid being outside from 1pm until 4pm during June, July and August. Apart from during these hot hours, Bordeaux is pleasant to walk around because of the gorgeous pedestrian zones in the centre of town. Our audio tour is the perfect way to experience Bordeaux at the time that suits you.


Please be aware of the tramlines as we cross them throughout the walk. Bordeaux is a very bicycle-friendly city and so please also be aware when walking along or crossing roads.


Thank you for your nice comment. We are very happy to know that you enjoyed Bordeaux and you liked our tour. Cheers

Posted by Lily Begg and Miguel Angel Moreno , 2 months ago

This tour is absolutely excellent. I would highly recommend booking it instead of a walking tour

Posted by Sean James , 2 months ago

Thank you so much for your kind reply. We were very happy that you chose us and had a great time. Cheers

Posted by Lily Begg and Miguel Angel Moreno , 2 months ago

Great tour: complete, dynamic and instructive. Amazing experience and introduction to the city

Posted by Ana , 5 months ago
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The Best of Bordeaux: A Sightseeing Walk