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Chartrons district : Between wine prosperity and Transatlantic Slave Trade

Duration: 2h and 30min
Languages: English
Quality Verified Registered on November 27, 2022

Hello, My name is Morgane, I'm 25 and I'm a professional tour guide in Bordeaux! I studied tourism, architecture and history of art and I graduated from a guiding-speaking degree. Bordeaux is such an amazing city, full of history, elegant architecture, vibrant way of life and I love sharing my knowledge of Bordeaux to my visitors and make people have amazing experience 😊

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  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free
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Tour description


Wondering about the mysterious Chartrons district?
 

Join us for a unique tour of the Chartrons district in Bordeaux! Discover its mysterious history and buildings that conceal the traces of a poignant past. From the time when the area was nothing more than vast marshlands, through the golden age and the trade districts, to today with the charming Rue Notre-Dame and its antique shops, the Chartrons district holds a compelling history deeply intertwined with Bordeaux's identity.

 

We will begin our journey along the quays, in order to discover how Bordeaux established itself. Our focus will be on the evolution of its port, a significant player in the city's prosperity. Later, we'll shift our attention to the Chartrons district. Quickly, we'll understand its crucial role in maritime trade, yet beneath this elegant facade lies a narrative with delicate secrets that the city may find challenging to admit.


Don't wait any longer! Book your Bordeaux Chartrons city tour with Sunshine Tours Bordeaux! We look forward to showing you the very best of Bordeaux.


See you soon ☀️

Morgane 

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Highlights

What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Quinconces, 33000 Bordeaux, France
    Quinconces, 33000 Bordeaux, France
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    1) Meeting point : Just between the rostral columns at the end of Place des Quinconces 2) I will be with a sunflowers bag 🌻

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Place des Quinconces

    The meeting point : End of Place des Quinconces between the two rostral columns. There will be the introduction of our visit. We will discover how Bordeaux became the biggest harbor of trade in France and Europe

  • 2
    Outside visit
    1 Place Lainé

    Then we will enter Chartrons neighborhood and stop at a very important place for the Transatlantic Slave Trade : Bourse Maritime

  • 3
    Outside visit
    Rue Notre Dame

    By walking along the famous Notre-Dame street we will delve into the Chartrons history and try to unveil the secrets of the buildings

  • 4
    Outside visit
    Place du Marché Chartrons

    After understanding all the past of the district, we will have a look at a very picturesque square that animate the life of the neighborhood

  • 5
    Outside visit
    Statue Marthe Adélaïde modeste testa

    Finally we will conclude our tour in front of Bourse Maritime and discover the story of a courageous and strong woman which story help to remember the crime of the past

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

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Who is this tour for?

Accessibility
Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Groups
Does not accept large group reservations.
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Suitable for carrying pets.

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Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 5 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Electronic or credit card payment is accepted.
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