Bordeaux, its history

Like the Seine in Paris and the Tiber in Rome, Bordeaux’s expansion revolved around its river : the Garonne. It’s on a little hilltop, located along the river, that the first inhabitants decided to settle. Since then, men never stopped building and expanding, developping an economy. The celts and romans laid the groundwork of what later became the gallo-roman city of Burdigala. Visit Bordeaux and discover it’s past to better understand its present.

Private tours of Bordeaux

From 60 euros

Bordeaux premium : 1h

Embark in a top of the range 6-seater air-conditioned vehicle for a one-hour tour with a certified guide. You will have the opportunity to drive through more neighborhoods and see more monuments and must-see places while relaxing in a luxury vehicle. This tour is ideal to get a global vision of the city in private and then be able to venture out on your own. Surprise during this tour !

  • Meeting point : Bordeaux downtown or 39 Allées de Chartres, Bordeaux
  • Included : organization, transport in a top of the range vehicle, certified guide and comments and surprise. Places : Chartrons, Chaban Delmas bridge, City of the wine, Monument of the Girondins, Opéra House, Stock exchange Square, Cathedral…
From 35 euros

Bordeaux : 2h

This walking tour allows you to discover the city center and the “flagship” monuments for which it is renowned. In the 18th century, Tourny, a high ranking administrator, announced that he would make it the most beautiful city in the kingdom. Travel through the centuries and discover what lies behind the beautiful postcards.

  • Meeting point : 7 Cours du 30 juillet, Bordeaux
  • Included : organization, walking tour, certified guide and history comments. Places : Quinconces square, Opera house, Parliament Square, Stock exchange Square, Cailhau médieval gate.
From 50 euros

City tour and wine tasting : 3h


In Bordeaux, wine has always had a special place, it has been produced here for more than 2000 years. It is part of our culture as well and it is also synonymous with pleasure. After a walking tour, enjoy glasses of wines in a social atmosphere in a nice place.

  • Meeting point : 7 Cours du 30 juillet, Bordeaux
  • Included : organization, certified guide and history comments, 2h walking city tour and 1 h wine tasting
From 40 euros

Bordeaux downtown by bike : 2 h

During this bike tour you will be able to freely discover even more of Bordeaux’s secrets. You will cycle in the city center in different areas of Bordeaux but you will also ride on the right bank. While crossing the two bridges don’t forget to take some pictures !

  • Meeting point : fixed by email or whatsapp
  • Included : organization, certified guide and comments, bikes
  • Suggested : Comfortable outfit
From 35 euros

"Medieval" Bordeaux : 2h


In the 12th century the city experienced a commercial boom thanks to the ease of shipping and trade with England. The population was then crammed into suburbs within the old 3rd century walls of the city. At this time Bordeaux was a municipal administration. Come and take a step back in time.

  • Meeting point : 2 place du palais, Bordeaux
  • Included : organization,  walking tour, certified guide and history comments