This tour of Bordeaux includes a stop at the Musée du Vin et du Négoce (Wine and Trade Museum) for a guided tasting of 3 wines. Free entry is offered to those who wish to visit the Museum at another time.
The meeting point is located in the historical center of Bordeaux, at the charming little Raymond Colom square. It is the ideal place to start our wonderful bike ride.
On the agenda: Discovering Bordeaux together in a convivial atmosphere, lots of smiles and well-being.
Once equiped, ready for the adventure ahead, we will make our way towards the oldest door of Bordeaux, the Grosse Cloche (also known as the “Big Bell”) dating from the 13th century. Then we shall cross the Saint-Michel district, famous for its local market, followed by riding across the magnificent Pont de Pierre to go to the right bank. This trajectory offers us a unique view of the “Port of the Moon” and its majestic facade dating from the 18th century. This will be the perfect moment to share with you the history of Bordeaux over the centuries.
We will stroll along the Parc des Angéliques (“Angelic Park”) and across the Garonne river via the impressive Jacques Chaban-Delmas Bridge to explore some of the city’s most important sites. We will discover the Chartrons district, the historical heart of the wine trade in Bordeaux, which is famous for its wine cellars. Here we will be welcomed at the Musée du Vin et du Négoce, an authentic place full of history, for a guided wine tasting of 3 wines.
After having delighted our taste buds, we will resume our stroll along the charming Notre Dame Street. We’ll head for the beautiful Jardin Public (“Public Gardens”) and then the historic center, passing by the Quinconces esplanade and its monument dedicated to the Girondins, the Triangle d’or (“The Golden Triangle”), City Hall and the Saint-André Cathedral. Then we will go through the cobbled streets, pretty plazas (always animated thanks to their cafés!), and finally we will pass in front of the world famous Miroir D’eau (“Water Mirror”) before going to admire the second oldest city gate of Bordeaux and returning to our starting point.
The itinerary may vary according to the weather, possible city events.
The tour includes the rental of bikes equipped with baskets, the helmet, a stainless steel water bottle, a poncho in case of risk of downpour, guided tasting of 3 wines at The Musée du Vin du Négoce.
Not too be missed to see the length and breadth of the city. Definitely the highlight of my trip to Bordeaux! Jean-Christophe is passionate about Bordeaux and he really showed us the length and breadth of the city. it was a special day out - loved the tour