Bordeaux
3 hours
10 AM
10
The foodies at Devour Tours are now operating all Walks food tours. For years their obsession has been in finding the best version of every dish and the biggest characters at the market. We think that singularity makes them the best at what they do.

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.

Tour description

Spend a morning discovering the small, family-run businesses in Bordeaux.

Uncover Bordeaux through food and wine as you explore the city's culinary traditions and the winemaking techniques that have produced France's finest bottles. Discover three regional wines in a sommelier-led wine tasting. Visit small, family-run eateries with an expert English-speaking guide as you taste 9+ regional and national delicacies. With a story behind each bite, you'll discover how centuries of global trade have shaped its unique cuisine.

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.

Between the bites, take in the Bordeaux's famous sites and monuments.

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.

End with a sommelier-led wine tasting of regional French wines.

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 his opinions on wine too!

Sites visited

  • La Grosse Cloche (the big bell) and the medieval city walls
  • Bordeaux cathedral (exterior)
  • Tour Pey-Berland (exterior)

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Lauren

Jul 17, 2024

Sylvie was an amazing tour guide. We had a perfect tour. She was knowledgeable, had a booklet with print outs of information about the city, and was kind and funny. We enjoyed the food and her knowledge. Having a local take you around the city and take care of ordering made everything easy and enjoyable. 10/10 will do again

Teresa

May 20, 2024

Great way to learn a little history of the city and to enjoy local specialties. Our guide Joshua was very knowledgeable and well-versed in the local food experience.

Greg

Oct 15, 2023

Slow paced, great food, and great tour guide. This is our second Devour Tour and both have been excellent.

Damien

Oct 04, 2023

This was a great food & walking tour to be introduced to Bordeaux. Great local food places which took us through the city. Jonathon our guide was great - informative, friendly & moved us along at the right pace. Would recommend it.

Mark

Oct 02, 2023

Sylvie was a great guide. She was friendly, knowledgeable and shared history as well as food information. Very enjoyable.

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