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Beautiful Self Guided Walking Tours of Bordeaux

Spending some time in Bordeaux, France and looking for the best places to go and see for your afternoon walks? Look no further! Lodgis has compiled a list of the best self-guided walking tours in France’s wine capital!


1. UNESCO Heritage Tour

It has been 10 years since the majority of central Bordeaux (1810 hectares to be precise) was recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is known as the “Porte de la Lune” (or the Port of the Moon); This tour takes an average of 1 hour and 45 minutes to complete, but feel free to take your time and enjoy your walk! The points of interest include:
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  • the Monument aux Girondins
  • the Maison de Gobineau
  • the Grand-Théâtre
  • the Eglise Notre-Dame
  • the Cour Mably
  • the Porte Dijeau
  • the Palais Rohan
  • the Cathédrale Saint-André et Tour Pey Berland
  • the Musée d’Aquitaine
  • the Grosse Cloche
  • the Place Fernand Lafargue
  • the Porte Cailhau
  • the Eglise Saint-Pierre
  • the Place du Parlement
  • the Place de la Bourse
  • the Miroir d’Eau

    2. Urban Wine Trail

    We couldn’t make a list of walking tours without including one based on wine in the wine capital of France! The Urban Wine Trail will guide you through multiple districts of Bordeaux and introduce you to multiple different Wine Bars so that you can try all that Bordeaux that has to offer. The walking itself would take about 1 hour if you stick to the main trail near the center of Bordeaux. The main points of interest include:
    urban wine trail map

  • the Bar à vin du CIVB
  • Max Bordeaux/Wine Gallery & Cellar
  • The Wine Bar du Boutique Hôtel de Bordeaux
  • Les Trois Pinardiers
  • Chez le Pepere
  • Tchin Tchin Bar & Caviste
  • Le Vertige
  • Aux 4 coins du vin
  • Le wine bar
  • La Ligne Rouge
  • Tutiac Wine Bar
  • Le Metropolitain
  • L’Oenolimit
  • Un château en ville
  • Julo
  • Le Point Rouge
  • La Conserverie
  • Latitude 20
  • Vinimarché – La cave des halles
  • Bar à vin du Château Pape Clement

    3. Bordeaux Famous Architecture Walk

    Take this walking tour to see 8 of Bordeaux’s most stunning buildings to experience the beautiful architecture that the Capital of the Nouvelle Aquitaine Region has to offer. This walk spans 4.2 kilometers or 2.6 miles and should take about 2 hours but feel free to take as long as you like to truly admire the beautiful works of art. The main points of interest include:
    bordeaux architecture tour map

  • the Palais Rohan (which is also the City Hall)
  • the Grand Théâtre de Bordeaux
  • Les Alées de Touney
  • the Monument aux Girondins
  • Place de la Bourse
  • Place du Parlement
  • the Porte Cailhau
  • the Pont de Pierre

    4. Bordeaux Secret Sights Tour

    Have you ever wanted to experience a hidden Bordeaux? Well, try taking this Secret Sights Tour to go off the beaten path and see what many tourists may pass over in the beautiful West Coast City. This tour takes an average of 2 hours and spans a distance of 3.7 kilometers or 2.3 miles while introducing you to 15 secret sights in Bordeaux. The main points of interest in this walk include:
    bordeaux secret sites tour map

  • the Borne du kilomètre zero
  • the Former Apollo-Théâtre
  • the Former Théâtre Français
  • Cour Mably
  • the Passage Sarget
  • Place Saint-Projet
  • Place Camille-Jullian & Utopia Saint-Siméon
  • Place Fernand-Lafargue
  • Grosse Cloche clock and its solar equation dial
  • the Hôtel Saint-François
  • City’s oldest house & De Lartigue mansion
  • Medieval Trunk-makers’ workshops and homes
  • Place Saint-Pierre & Eglise Saint-Pierre
  • Place Georges de Porto-Riche & Eglise Saint-Remi
  • the Galérie Bordelaise

    5. City Center Shopping Walk

    A walking tour specifically for shopping is a must for any city but especially for Bordeaux! This specific tour spans roughly 2.8 kilometers or 1.7 miles and covers a few different shopping areas of the beautiful city, which include:
    bordeaux center shopping tour map

  • Place de la Victoire
  • Rue Sainte-Catherine
  • Cours de l’Intendance
  • Allées de Tourney
  • Place de la Comédie
  • Rue Piliers de Tutelle

    We hope that these walking tours will help you to get a good start in experiencing the amazing city of Bordeaux! There is plenty to see and experience so don’t wait to get out and see all that this beautiful city has to offer. Let us know on Lodgis’ Facebook and Instagram accounts if you’ve ever visited any of these attractions or taken these tours! We’d love to hear your experiences!

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