The tours, which were previously available as applications for iPhones and iPads, aim to provide visitors (and locals!) with interesting itineraries through the city that take in a host of sights of architectural, historical and cultural significance.
Four tours are currently available:
The Essential Bordeaux tour provides a fifteen-stop tour of the sights that have to be seen by any self-respecting visitor, giving the full background story to postcard-friendly places such as the Grand Théâtre, Place de la Bourse, the Miroir d’Eau, Place Pey-Berland and Esplanade des Quinconces.
The Secret Sights tour uncovers some of the more curious, less visible and lesser-known sights and stories in the city. These include Cour Mably, Utopia Saint-Siméon, the Grosse Cloche clock and its solar equation dial, Place Fernand-Lafargue and Hôtel Saint-François.
The Elegant Bordeaux tour explores the fine architecture, chic streets, peaceful market squares and magnificent churches of the Chartrons and Saint-Seurin districts. Sights include CAPC, the Maisons Hollandaises, Marché des Chartrons, Statue of Liberty and Palais Gallien.
The Right Bank tour lifts the lid on the underexplored streets and sights to be enjoyed across the Pont de Pierre. Stops include the former Alcazar theatre, the botanic gardens, the Maison Cantonale, the statue of Toussaint Louverture and the city’s first railway station, Gare d’Orléans.
More detailed information and links to the interactive iDevice versions of the tours can be found on sister website Bordeaux Walks. Meanwhile, a fifth tour is currently in the pipeline, and will take in the lively Place de la Victoire, Capucins and Saint-Michel districts. More news as it comes in!