I first went on the wine tasting one which was brilliant – we went to 4 venues across the city, interspersed with short walks, and tasted some great wine in good company.(…) I liked it so much that I did their market tour 2 days after, and even though I’m not a huge foodie it was fascinating. (…) Small groups, great company and great food/wine at a reasonable price (…) A must if you’re in Bordeaux and want a proper taste of the city 🙂
Capucins Market Tour & Tastings
Enter The “Belly Of Bordeaux”
Taste The History of the Region
Learn About Regional Specialities
Take A Bite Out Of Bordeaux
Come and try the local delicacies at the bustling Capucins market! Known as Le Ventre de Bordeaux (the Belly of Bordeaux), this market is a vibrant reflection of the city’s dense history and even richer blend of cultures.
Meet with local producers and learn about the regional classics
Try Bordeaux’s classic canelé while learning the history of the pastry hiding beneath the crust
Discover the criss-crossing of Spanish influence present in the food, people, and past
See the French cuts of meat, varieties of oysters, and expansive poultry options, smell the delicious cheeses, taste the sweet and fluffy pastries, and, of course, drink the wine!
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*Free for children under 12 (reservation still required)
Tram Stop Victoire
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3 hours approx.
8 people maximum
- Four different tastings
- Fun, knowledgeable guide
- Lots of laughs
Additional tastings and any purchases
What to bring
An extra layer of clothing as the weather can change quickly and comfortable walking shoes
English, French, or Spanish-speaking guide
Let us know upon booking if you have any dietary requirements and we will do our best to accommodate them
Arrive at the Tram Stop Victoire and be welcomed by the stunning architecture and lively atmosphere. After a brief introduction to the history of the area, from the Roman foundations to medieval innovations, we will enter Capucins Market, the beating heart of Bordeaux’s restaurant scene. The produce hub opens at 3 am everyday and is the centre of city life. Weave through the various stalls as we meet local producers, learn about the regional specialities, and have a taste for ourselves! At the end of the tour, you’re free to continue to explore and maybe even buy yourself some extra treats for the rest of your day.
Frequently Asked Questions
We accept cancellations a week before the tour date and you can do it through our website. If you booked through a partner’s website then you will need to read their terms and conditions as we cannot guarantee a refund. We cannot provide refunds less than 7 days prior to the tour.
We still walk if it is raining! We do our best to stop in sheltered areas to speak and often will have some spare umbrellas or even ponchos for sale if the rain seems unrelenting.
We accept cash at the beginning of the tour, at the start location. However, waiting to pay with cash does not guarantee you a place on our popular tasting tours where space is limited so we recommend booking online in advance.
You can pay online with a credit card and we also take credit card payments at the tour start location.
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See What Our Previous Guests Have Said
We had a great time on the market tour and ended up getting a lot more food than we expected. It is a bargain and the guide was really fun. We wish we could have done the wine tour but had to catch a train. Next time!
(…) It was basically a private tour. So we had Henley as our tour guide which was awesome. She took us to the Marche des Capucins, telling us a bit about the history of the city and the news on the way to the market (…) we stopped at several kiosks to learn about the vendors’ produce and to taste the oysters, truffle ham (omg), foie gras, cheese and wine. (…) It was like visiting a friend in Bordeaux. (…)