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 🙂
The Bacalan: the Bohemian Bordeaux
Meet The “New” Bordeaux
Artist Communities & Social Experiments
Repurposed Sites With New Life
Discover Bordeaux’s Bohemian Side
You’ll discover Bordeaux’s future is as bright as its past on this 3-hour walking tour through the Bacalan. The area is filled with art, culture, and an emerging, youthful identity from the darkness of the Nazi occupation.
Discover the modern side of the city as we walk past ateliers and working art spaces
Pass by vibrant works of street art that can change from day-to-day
See an old nuclear submarine base that has been transformed into a museum complex
Indulge in a market tasting at Les Halles de Bacalan, one of Bordeaux’s more upmarket locations
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Tram Stop Rue Achard
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3 hours approx.
8 people maximum
- Various market tastings
- Fun, knowledgeable guide
- Lots of laughs
Additional tastings and 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
Let us know upon booking if you have any dietary requirements and we will do our best to accommodate them
While Bordeaux’s past is filled with fascinating stories of love, war, innovation, and wine, the Bacalan area is continually creating new stories for the city. This 3-hour walking tour will take you through the up-and-coming bohemian side of Bordeaux where there are artist communities and new social experiments testing new methods of self-sufficiency alongside vibrant street art. Passing by an old nuclear submarine base turned museum complex, we’ll discuss the WWII history of the region and its lasting influences. The tour culminates in the city’s newest and trendiest market, Les Halles de Bacalan, where you will taste some local produce and delicacies.
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
(…) 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. (…)
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!