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Bordeaux Food and History Tour

Eat your way through Bordeaux history with contributions from Romans to the Americas on a delicious walking food tour!

Quick Details

Five tastings for 1-2 people 12+ years old
Each following client up to six canelé, ice cream, cheese, charcuterie, wine
Child 2 - 11 years


tomate-food-loverA city like Bordeaux has it’s own culinary culture and cuisine, but so much has been influenced by the many peoples who have lived here. Starting with Burdigala under the Romans and the English rule under Eleanor (Alienor) of Aquitaine taste history with us. We will learn about the evolution of the wine and spice trade with the far East, the triangle shipping trade in the Atlantic and how this influenced modern Bordeaux. 

Bordeaux’s natural location between farm land in the East and the Atlantic coast in the West, as well as being on the Garonne River, influences the availability of foods. We will talk about oysters that have been harvested for nearly 2,000 years here to the duck foie gras production in Gironde. We will taste items like iconic desserts, regional cheeses, and local charcuterie. This is also a great introduction to the wines of Bordeaux, because it’s so much more than bold reds!

This is a fun tour for families where we add activities for kids, groups of friends who want to share fun conversation over food and drink, or the induvial who want to immerse themselves in food history. The ultimate foodie tour in Bordeaux lead by people who love and work in the local culinary world!