Free Medieval Bordeaux Tour

  • Unravel the mysteries of Bordeaux's medieval past, from its strategic role in the wine trade to its must-see attractions.
  • Learn about the captivating life and legacy of Eleanor of Aquitaine, a trailblazing medieval queen who shaped the course of European history.
  • Marvel at the Pey Berland Tower, a masterpiece of Gothic architecture, built to house the bells that were too heavy for the cathedral.
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Embark on a journey through time with the Free Tour of Medieval Bordeaux, where history comes alive at every corner. Starting at the iconic Cailhau Gate, a 15th-century city gate that once served as a royal entrance, you'll be introduced to the rich history of Bordeaux during the Middle Ages. The tour covers key landmarks that tell the story of the city's past, from its role as a major port in the wine trade to its strategic importance in regional conflicts. With a knowledgeable guide, you'll learn about the architectural styles, social customs, and historical events that shaped medieval Bordeaux, making this tour a must for history enthusiasts.

As you stroll through the magnificent streets of Bordeaux, you'll encounter the Grosse Cloche, a symbol of the city's independence and one of the oldest belfries in France. You'll learn about its dual function as a bell tower and a prison, and how it played a crucial role in the city's defense and governance. The tour also highlights the importance of Eleanor of Aquitaine, a key figure in Bordeaux's history, who was instrumental in promoting the arts and culture during her reign. You'll see buildings and sites associated with her legacy, offering a glimpse into the life of one of the most influential women of the medieval period.

But there are more highlights to see! The adventure continues as you explore more hidden gems and architectural wonders, such as the Hotel Ragueneau, a stunning example of Renaissance architecture in Bordeaux. As the tour concludes near the Pey Berland Tower, an iconic Gothic bell tower, you'll have gained a deeper understanding of the city's medieval heritage. Don't miss this opportunity to uncover the fascinating stories and historical landmarks that make Bordeaux a captivating destination. Don’t hesitate! Book your spot on the Free Tour of Medieval Bordeaux and experience the magic of the Middle Ages firsthand!

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