St. Michel & Capucins Walk

The City’s 2 Most Important Markets

Uncover Bordeaux’s Medieval Past

Can Be Combined With Capucins Market Tour

Bordeaux’s Thriving Markets & Captivating History

On our 2-hour walking tour of the St. Michel and Capucin markets, we will help you experience and understand the vibrant daily life of the city as well as the stories of the city’s monuments and streets. Bordeaux hosts a wealth of intriguing antique stores and stalls with unique treasures hidden at every stop.

Highlights

Hunt for pieces of the past in the bric-a-brac stalls of St. Michel Market

Hear the stories of the monks and other religious figures that once resided in the city

Learn about the city’s Spanish history and how it continues to impact the food and culture today

Finish the tour at Capucins Market, known as le ventre de Bordeaux (the “belly of Bordeaux”)

Combine this tour with our Capucins Market tour for a bulk discount and a chance to taste the local delicacies

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Key Information

Tour Details

Price

30 euros
*Free for children under 12 (reservation still required)


Meeting point

Tram Stop St. Croix


Availability

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Duration

2 hours approx.


Group size

8 people maximum


Included

  • Fun, knowledgeable guide
  • Lots of laughs

Not included

Any purchases made during the tour


What to bring

An extra layer of clothing as the weather can change quickly and comfortable walking shoes


Guide

English, French, or Spanish-speaking guide

Tour Overview

Much of Bordeaux’s longstanding history is still present in the many monuments and antique stores that line the city’s streets to this day. On this Bordeaux walking tour, we’ll point out the historical landmarks and discuss the stories and characters that built and used them. After a stop at the St. Michel Market, with stalls changing daily, we will continue weaving through streets named after artisans gone by, allowing the city’s stories to come alive. Before we finish the tour at the beating heart of the city – Marche du Capucins, we’ll discuss the architecture that emerged from the 1892 World Fair in Paris. This is the perfect spot to enjoy lunch or consider combining the tour with our Capucins Market Tour(opens in a new tab) at a reduced price to taste a variety of regional specialities and the chance to chat with local producers and store owners.

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.

You can reserve online through our website or through a number of partner websites, including, but not limited to TripAdvisor, Get Your Guide, Viator, Freetour.com, and Airbnb Experiences.

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