Freemason Bordeaux Walking Tour

A Two Hour Stroll Through Freemason History

Visit One of the Largest Masonic Temples in the World

Explore the Background of One of France’s Most Important Masonic Centres

Hand-Picked Guides Only. English-Speaking, Local Experts

Trip Details


230€ Per Group
Minimum 2 People, Max Group Size 30.


Available all year round, on request, except May 1st, Dec. 25th, Jan. 1st


2 hours

Trip Style:

Private Walking Tour with certified guide

Meeting Point:

Tour begins at hotel or dedicated pickup point TBC.

  • Pick up and return at hotel in Bordeaux center
  • Services of a certified English speaking tour guide
  • 2 hour tour

  • Personal insurance and expenses
  • Meals and drinks
  • Entrance fees to monuments, museums, attractions
  • Gratuities for the guide

Uncover Bordeaux’s Masonic Past with an Expert Guide

Freemasonry appeared in Bordeaux in 1732 with the creation by three sailors originating from Britain or Ireland of the masonic lodge “L’Anglaise”. By the end of the 18th century, the number of freemasons in Bordeaux reached 2000, making it one of the most important masonic cities of France. As you stroll through the city, your guide will point out masonic symbols that cover the façades of numerous private mansions, as you listen to the tales that link Bordeaux freemasons with the West Indies, the slave trade, the Guillotine and discover what some consider to be the largest masonic temple in the world.

Good to Know

  • Tour requires minimum 2 passengers (adults) to operate
  • Tour is operated in English, other languages on request
  • All guides are French locals who are fully licensed.
  • Tour involves some walking, comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • This tour is not recommended for persons with reduced mobility
  • This tour is not wheelchair accessible
  • Our standard cancellation policy applies to this tour – Read More Here.

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Area Locals – ‘He was so much more than a driver. He really added local color and local flavor.’ Daniel W. (Georgia, US)

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