The end of the afternoon is definitly the best moment to discover Bordeaux in summer or falls. The sunset gilds the old stones of the 18th century buildings, the unexpected small squares with pavement areas and the historic center's pedestrial precincts give an impression of romanticism, well-being and quietness. The temperature is also perfectly pleasant at this time as the stones and the floors turn into a soft heating until late in the night.
There is a dozen of small charming squares in the historic center, a matchless number among big cities in France. Some of them are well hidden and it is an amazing moment to discover them. Additionnaly, there are 5 larger squares, among of them Place of Quinconce which is the biggest square of France and one of the biggest in Europe. Each of one possesses its stories, linked to city's history, anecdotes and architecture details that most of people don't even know.
All the squares are concentrated in the UNESCO area. By going to squares to squares, you will discover in the same time the wonderful historic center of the "little Paris", called this way because of its matchless concentration of classified historic monuments, churches and buildings (362 in total, only Paris has more in France).
The itinerary includes the visiting of 8 small squares and 5 large squares. You will also see many monuments on the way. The tour can be done on foot (2h30) or with a bicycle ( 2h). The Copenhagenize index 2013 has ranked Bordeaux as the 4th world's best city for cycling so don't hesitate :) If you are hungry during the tour, I will propose you short breaks to taste some traditional food from Bordeaux.
The food we will eventually buy during the tour is not included in the price so don't forget to take some change.
26 years old french, born in Colombia but living in France since I'm 2 years old, I'm a travelling lover, having visited about 30 countries all over the world. I also lived during several months in Mexico (Mexico DF), Colombia (Pereira), Spain (Barcelona) and Poland (Cracow & Lodz). I have graduated in a Business School in Bordeaux and I am now living in this wonderful and world's famous city, listed as UNESCO World Heritage. In the past, I worked for the Tourism Office of Bordeaux, for the VIN'EXPO Bordeaux congress (biggest worldwide congress of wine and spirits) and I am currently receptionist for a renting appartment in the historic center (customers mainly from UK-USA-Australia-Germany). All those experiences always kept me very close to foreign people wherever they from and gave me a strong knowledge of Bordeaux, its vineyard region, its history and culture. Open minded, sociable, english-spanish speaker, photography addict and french-life lover, I will share you all the best you have to know about Bordeaux. Full profile ⋅ Leave a Review
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