We had a great 2 hours with our Guide John here in Bordeaux. He explained everything in detail and asked us to question him at any time! Always locking for a place in the shadow at the historical sites to show us details & tell us some fun facts about them.(…) he always had tips & clues where to find the best wine and where to get a nice meal! (…)
Chartrons & Antiquing
Explore The Charming Streets of Chatrons
Uncover Unique Dutch Architecture
Avoid The Tourist Crowds
Discover Bordeaux’s Most Sought-After Neighbourhood
Once considered the outer city where the wine warehouses were located, Chartrons is now one of the most sought after places to live. With charming cobblestone streets, little antique shops, and even their own farmer’s market, this 2-hour walking tour will take you through the narrow fairytale lanes and teach you about the history of wine in Bordeaux along the way.
Explore Bordeaux during the roaring wine trade of the Middle Ages as your guide retells tales of love, war, and politics
Get to know the trendy side of the city, where young families aspire to move
Cross cobblestone streets past quaint antique shops filled with treasures from the past
Complete the tour at the Wine Museum, which you can enter on your own if you’re interested in learning more about the city’s world-famous wine industry
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*Free for children under 12 (reservation still required)
Tram Stop Jardin Public
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2 hours approx.
8 people maximum
- Fun, knowledgeable guide
- Lots of laughs
Any purchases made during the tour
What to bring
An extra layer of clothing as the weather can change quickly and comfortable walking shoes
English, French, or Spanish-speaking guide
Take a break from the bustling city centre and venture out to Chartrons. This Bordeaux walking tour will introduce you to the trendy neighbourhood while you journey through the fascinating history of the city’s past. As we wander through the fairytale architecture, we’ll discuss the unique Dutch architecture and how it came to be. Continuing our exploration, we’ll discuss topics such as the slave trade, the history of the wine industry, and the various wars the city has experienced with funny anecdotes and interesting facts along the way. If you’re interested in learning even more about the history of wine in the region, we will end the tour at the Wine Museum where you’re welcome to enter on your own.
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
Very cheap compared to the other tours and great in depth knowledge of Bordeaux and was great fun well recommended the time just flew by
Superfriendly guides and veeery informative tours 🙂