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Porte de Bourgogne

Porte de Bourgogne Tours and Activities

Also known as Porte des Salinières, the now classified structure that is Porte de Bourgogne has been part of Bordeaux’s cityscape since 1750. Built in the elegant classic style and imagined by architect André Portier, it was the starting point of the main road leading to Paris at the time, now known as Cours Victor Hugo.

Porte de Bourgogne vaguely resembles Arc de Triomphe in Paris and Titus Arch in Rome, and was actually extremely modern upon its construction. It overlooks a half-moon shaped park and series of classic facades along the Garonne River. The complete absence of ornaments gives the arch a somewhat stern allure, which only enhances its height and massive stones. While Bordeaux’s fortifications aren’t as obvious today as they were back around the Middle Ages, Porte de Bourgogne symbolizes their presence and the considerable part they played in protecting the city. Although its immediate surroundings have changed quite dramatically (it now faces one of Bordeaux’s main thoroughfares and is a major artery in the city’s mass transit system), the Porte still maintains its full grandeur and doesn't fail to impress visitors.

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Bordeaux, France, 33000
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Photogenic Bordeaux with a Local

Photogenic Bordeaux with a Local

This Experience is provided by a private local. Come with me to discover the city of Bordeaux through your camera lens! Join me on this short city walk for this unique opportunity to get to know the city from an insider’s point of view and take stunning pictures of it at the same time! Our walk will take us from the Palais Gallien, the roots of Bordeaux to the Caserne that is a pretty impressive, modern building! While you use your camera to capture the beauty of Bordeaux you will also get to discover local spots and hidden gems that your typical tourist tour won’t show you. Treat your curiosity by discovering an alternative side of Bordeaux and all the unique beauty it has to offer! Don't forget to book the Experience at a suitable time to have the best light possible for the pictures! You cannot leave the city without having captured the beauty of the Garonne!
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  • 2 hours
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Discover Bordeaux in 60 Minutes with a Local

Discover Bordeaux in 60 Minutes with a Local

This Experience is provided by a private local. You only have an hour to fall in love with Bordeaux? Challenge accepted! Discover Bordeaux during a short but sweet excursion, in which you will learn the most interesting facts about the city, the local lifestyle and the modern transformation of the city. We will meet at the Place de la Bourse and will go on our stroll from there :-) Discover what the everyday life of a local looks like and learn where the city gets its characteristic ambience from, by seeing it through the eyes of a local. Walking through the city, you will discover exactly what makes Bordeaux special! This is also your chance to get insider tips about the best cafes, restaurants and bars to visit during your time here, and learn how to make the most out of your visit. This is the perfect experience for someone visiting the city for the first time, or someone that wants to rediscover it!
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Should I book Porte de Bourgogne tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Porte de Bourgogne can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 2 Porte de Bourgogne tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Porte de Bourgogne 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Porte de Bourgogne costs USD 33.43. Guided Porte de Bourgogne tours start around USD 33.43 per person. See all 2 Porte de Bourgogne tickets and tours on Viator.
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