Bordeaux: Guided Food Tour with Tastings

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Discover the rich culinary traditions of Bordeaux on a guided walking tour with a local. Meet the people producing and serving artisanal food and wine, and sample some of the best foods in the city.

Highlights

  • Discover how Bordeaux’s rich history has shaped its food.
  • Enjoy 9+ different tastes, including 3 local wines at six stops.
  • Explore the historical backstreets & must-see monuments.
  • Taste the local delicacies and national classics.
  • Follow a local, English-speaking guide.

Description

You’ll start the food tour with a young baker, making bread and viennoiserie on site. See croissants being rolled and folded before you try one of France’s most beloved pastries here and learn how it made its way to Bordeaux. Next up on your food tour is Bordeaux’s emblematic canelé, a sweet treat with strong ties to the famous wine region. You'll visit a small, owner-operated patisserie that makes fresh canelés daily with natural ingredients. You'll pass by the medieval Cathedral of Saint André, the most beautiful religious monument in Bordeaux and where the future king of France Louis VII was married in 1137. Stop to marvel at the gold-topped tower of Pey-Berland before continuing to your next foodie stop. As one of France’s oldest ports, Bordeaux’s troubled and vibrant history spans over 2000 years. Weave through the charming streets, stopping at a typical café for a savory classic French sandwich: the croque monsieur. Next up, cheese! No food tour of France would be complete without it. Led by a specialist cheese monger, learn the differences in French terroir in a country that produces over 1200 cheeses! Stopping off in the famous Triangle d’Or quarter, you’ll visit a Bordeaux institution that’s been producing artisanal chocolate since 1915. This is a third-generation family business and a must-visit in Bordeaux. Just next door is one of Bordeaux’s newest pâtisserie, named after the distinctive Atlantic coastline of the region. Invented in 2007 by the son of a famous pastry maker, you’ll try the delicious and popular crunchy puff pastry filled with cream. Finish up in a local’s wine bar and learn everything you need to know about French regional wines in a tasting of three local wines. Ask all your wine questions to the owner—they’ll be leading the tasting and telling you their opinions on wine too! After that, say farewell to your guide in a small city park.

Includes

Local English-speaking guide Small group of 10 max 9+ different tastes at 6 stops 3 different local wines

Important Information

  • Olympics Advisory: The Olympics & Paralympics Games are expected to cause significant travel delays throughout the city from July 14–September 9, 2024. Ensure you arrive at your tour meeting points on time.
  • During the Olympics, some areas of the city will be restricted, and visitors may need a pass to access them. For detailed information on restricted zones and how to request a pass, please visit the official website: Pass Jeux.
  • We strongly advise all visitors to carry a printed copy of their booking vouchers and a valid ID. Our group tour utilizes multiple areas that are not wheelchair/stroller accessible. Those with wheelchairs/strollers should contact us so we can arrange your visit.
  • Those with dietary restrictions need to contact us before joining the tour so we can arrange your food.
  • We cannot accomodate vegans or gluten free, but we do our very best with all other allergies or restrictions. This tour is not suitable for vegan or celiac diets.

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