We had a great 2 hours with our Guide John here in Bordeaux. He explained everything in detail and asked us to question him at any time! Always locking for a place in the shadow at the historical sites to show us details & tell us some fun facts about them.(…) he always had tips & clues where to find the best wine and where to get a nice meal! (…)
St. Michel & Capucins Walk
The City’s 2 Most Important Markets
Uncover Bordeaux’s Medieval Past
Can Be Combined With Capucins Market Tour
Bordeaux’s Thriving Markets & Captivating History
On our 2-hour walking tour of the St. Michel and Capucin markets, we will help you experience and understand the vibrant daily life of the city as well as the stories of the city’s monuments and streets. Bordeaux hosts a wealth of intriguing antique stores and stalls with unique treasures hidden at every stop.
Hunt for pieces of the past in the bric-a-brac stalls of St. Michel Market
Hear the stories of the monks and other religious figures that once resided in the city
Learn about the city’s Spanish history and how it continues to impact the food and culture today
Finish the tour at Capucins Market, known as le ventre de Bordeaux (the “belly of Bordeaux”)
Combine this tour with our Capucins Market tour for a bulk discount and a chance to taste the local delicacies
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*Free for children under 12 (reservation still required)
Tram Stop St. Croix
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2 hours approx.
8 people maximum
- Fun, knowledgeable guide
- Lots of laughs
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
Much of Bordeaux’s longstanding history is still present in the many monuments and antique stores that line the city’s streets to this day. On this Bordeaux walking tour, we’ll point out the historical landmarks and discuss the stories and characters that built and used them. After a stop at the St. Michel Market, with stalls changing daily, we will continue weaving through streets named after artisans gone by, allowing the city’s stories to come alive. Before we finish the tour at the beating heart of the city – Marche du Capucins, we’ll discuss the architecture that emerged from the 1892 World Fair in Paris. This is the perfect spot to enjoy lunch or consider combining the tour with our Capucins Market Tour(opens in a new tab) at a reduced price to taste a variety of regional specialities and the chance to chat with local producers and store owners.
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!