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Bordeaux classic
From Quinconces to Place de la Bourse

Discover Bordeaux, a city of stone, the quintessence of French classicism, the most beautiful of the provincial cities sculpted by its intendants and architects. Squares, monuments, avenues (...) will make you relive the Age of Enlightenment.

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Place des Quiconces
Place de la Bourse
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300 heads in 300 days
The Terror in Bordeaux (1793-94)

Relive the great hours of terror in Bordeaux, "capital of pain", with its flamboyant Girondins, its fiery Tallien, its wonderful Thérésia Cabarrus, its sinister Lacombe, its sans-culottes and its ci-devants... Ca ira!

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Pey-Berland
Place des Quinconces
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Bordeaux under Occupation
1940-1944

Share the dark hours of the Debacle and the Occupation, through the places of Bordeaux memory. You will meet Pétain, de Gaulle, and all the anonymous of this sad period.

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Esplanade des Droits de l'Homme
Quai Louis XVIII
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Bordeaux Masonic
Three centuries of Freemasonry in Bordeaux

Discover the architectural traces of the famous or unknown "brothers" who have marked three centuries of Bordeaux Freemasonry. Decipher the symbols discreetly placed on the facades and monuments of the Bordeaux Triangle whose summit is the Grand Théâtre.

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Place de la Comédie
Cours de l’Intendance
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Bordeaux and the slaves
The slave trade and slavery in the history of the City

Relive the era of slavery and slave trade, in front of mansions, sculptures, monuments that remind us of the fundamental relationship between Bordeaux and Haiti, source of the prosperity of the city in the XVIIIth century.

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Place de la Bourse
Quai des Chartrons
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Burdigala
Burdigala

Travel to the time of the Gallo-Romans of Burdigala, discovering the remains of their amphitheater and their ancient sarcophagi, including some of the IVth century decorated with early Christian symbols.

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Palais Gallien
Saint-Seurin’s crypts
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Porte Cailhau
Medieval Bordeaux
From Porte Cailhau to Grosse Cloche

Rediscover the Bordeaux Middle Ages, from Eleanor of Aquitaine to the Battle of Castillon: the golden age of Bordeaux, the Anglo-Gascon.

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Porte Cailhau
Grosse Cloche
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The ramparts of Bordeaux
From Place Gambetta to the School of Fine Arts

Go in search of the three ramparts that once protected the old town of Bordeaux. There are still a few hidden pieces of it. Follow the guide!

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Place Gambetta
L'école des Beaux-Arts
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Mascarons
Mascarons
From mask to mask

They smile at you, watch you, scare you... These 800 stone masks invaded Bordeaux facades in the XVIIIth century. Of mythological, naturalistic or exotic inspiration, they all tell us something.

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Place du Chapelet
Saint-Michel
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Picture of Mauriac
In the steps of Mauriac
Mauriac and Bordeaux: "I love you, neither do I".

Let's listen to Mauriac on his couch, and follow him through the streets of Bordeaux, between love and hate, between childhood and middle age, in front of his various homes, his school, and above all, the sets of his novels.

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Place Fernand Lafargue
Jardin Public
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In the steps of Montaigne
« These gentlemen of Bordeaux elected me mayor... »

Where is Montaigne hiding in Bordeaux? Born and died in his castle, far from the city, the great philosopher was nevertheless a college student, magistrate, writer and mayor in the city cradle of his paternal family.

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Porte Cailhau
Quinconces
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In the steps of Montesquieu
First Lights in Bordeaux

Through a few selected places, a look back at the highlights of the life and work of the author of the Persian Letters and the Spirit of the Laws.

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Porte Cailhau
Mollat
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Following in Napoleon's steps in Bordeaux
Try to catch up with the Galloping Emperor towards Spain!

It is April 1808. While deciding to invade Portugal and Spain, Napoleon passed in person through Bordeaux, which he discovered. For a week, he meets his inhabitants who hope for a lot from the Empire. But the Empire is also war, causing the exasperation of the Bordeaux people and the "treason" of March 12, 1814.

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Maison éco-citoyenne
Place Pey Berland
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Goya and the Spaniards in Bordeaux
Five centuries of immigration "in Bordeus"

If I say "Spaniards in Bordeaux," you think of the 1930s to the 1970s. But there were other Spanish immigrations to Bordeaux that contributed greatly to making the city what it is today: Jews driven out of Spain, liberals and intellectuals after the Restoration, and above all, Goya, who came to end his days at home.

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Porte de Bourgogne
Institut Cervantès
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Tales and legends of Bordeaux
« It's true since the guide says it... »

I'm going to tell you everything we tell tourists... even if it's not really safe!

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Porte Cailhau
PLace Gambetta
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De Gaulle in Bordeaux in June 1940
La France Libre was born in Bordeaux

The fate of France was played out in Bordeaux, on the night of June 16 to 17, 1940. Let us follow General de Gaulle through the streets where he thought and organised his departure for London and his call for the Resistance.

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Place Jean Moulin
Place des Quinconces
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May 68 in Bordeaux
« This is just the beginning, let's continue the fight! »

Comrades! Come and occupy the amphis and factories! Come parade and do the sit-in in the bourgeois city!

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Place Pey Berland
Bourse du Travail
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Museum

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Museum of Aquitaine

The best provincial history museum, quite simply.

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Musée d'Aquitaine
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Museum of Fine Arts

Did you know that Bordeaux had Titian, Veronese, Rubens, Delacroix, Isabey, Bonheur, Renoir, Kokoshka, Soutine, Picasso, Redon, Marquet, Lhote...?

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Musée des Beaux-Arts
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CAPC

Don't hesitate! Discover a magical place: the Centre d'art contemporain installed in the former Entrepôt Lainé (1824).

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CAPC
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Neighbourhoods

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Saint-Michel

Discover one of the most original churches, its spire, its cosmopolitan alleys with the names of corporations, its mysteries, and its mummies!

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Saint-Michel
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Sainte-Croix

Let yourself be surprised by the legends of Sainte-Croix, but also by the strange conservatory, the superb School of Fine Arts, the many theaters, and the remains of ramparts hidden in this little-known district.

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Sainte-Croix
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Les Chartrons

Enjoy the secrets of Bordeaux's trendiest district. This former den of the "aristocracy of the cork" has changed a lot since the renovation of the docks: cruise ships have replaced cargo ships, artists and students have mingled with bourgeois and workers, forming the district the "bobo" district of the city.

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Les Chartrons
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La Bastide

Discover the dark side of the “Port of the Moon”, "the other side of the water" as the Bordeaux people on the left bank say. This former working-class district has now become the unmissable rendezvous of trendy Bordeaux residents. From the Stone Bridge to the new pharaonic buildings that grow around Darwin, this military wasteland that has become an "ecosystem", travel back in time and atmospheres, where the working-class past is everywhere present.

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La Bastide
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Lescure (Art-Déco)

If you like the "Art-Deco" style, this walk is for you! Built during the interwar period, this chic and modern district extends into the shadow of the most beautiful sports equipment in France, classified as a Historical Monument: the Chaban-Delmas stadium.

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Lescure
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Les Grands Hommes

Do you like chic, luxurious hotels, mythical restaurants? The "Golden Triangle" awaits you. But this district is also and above all a district with a rich history, marked by all the "fevers": Catholic, revolutionary, consumerist ...

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Les Grands Hommes
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Belcier

If I told you that this neighborhood is wedged between the railway tracks and the platforms and that it has long had a bad reputation, you may have doubts about the interest of a visit... Well! Think again and let yourself be carried away in a real contemporary architectural adventure, in the heart of the upheavals of the Euratlantique project.

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Belcier
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Cimetière de la Chartreuse

Avis aux amateurs de romantisme et de sensations fortes. Le « Père-Lachaise » de Bordeaux, ouvert pendant la Révolution Française, est un voyage en histoire, en architecture et en méditation.

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Cimetière de la Chartreuse
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Quinconces

Discover the secrets of the biggest square in Europe, its monuments and hidden treasures.

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Monument aux Girondins
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Monuments

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Palais Rohan
En partenariat avec l’Office de tourisme Bordeaux Métropole

Visitez la Mairie de Bordeaux, installée depuis 1836 dans l’ancien Palais de l’archevêque construit à la veille de la Révolution Française. Les salons de style Louis XVI sont toujours visibles, ainsi que la salle du Conseil construite en 1889.

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Palais Rohan
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Grand Théâtre
En partenariat avec l’Office de tourisme Bordeaux Métropole

Remontez le temps en visitant ce théâtre unique au monde, inauguré en 1780, œuvre de Victor Louis, restauré en 1992, un des plus beaux théâtres du monde, le joyau de Bordeaux.

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Place de la Comédie
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Ecole Nationale de la Magistrature

En passant derrière les vestiges du Fort du Hâ vous pourrez pénétrer dans cette prestigieuse école, véritable chef-d’œuvre architectural imaginé par Guillaume Gillet et inauguré en 1972.

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ENM
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Vineyards

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Wine & Vineyards

There's more than History in my life; there's wine also. I'm a trainer for the Wine School of Bordeaux since '07 and I organise tastings and trips to all of Bordeaux vineyards: Médoc, Saint-Émilion, Pomerol, Fronsac, Blaye, Bourg, Graves, Sauternes, Entre-Deux-Mers..

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Prices

Find all my prices here : for an event tour, or a custom-designed full day with me...

Everything is possible, everything is doable ! Shoot for the moon... Well at least let's start with Bordeaux first.

Individual

Price for a regular tour

12€ per person
Private Tour

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144€ total
1/2 day

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228€ total
Full day

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283€ total