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Private Walking Tour in the French Quarter of Pondicherry

Private Walking Tour in the French Quarter of Pondicherry

By Storytrails Pondicherry
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Explore the French quarter of Pondicherry on this 2-hour walking tour. Pass by some of the most prominent landmarks and historical buildings of Pondicherry, all while learning about the history of the kings, generals, and revolutionaries that mark the city’s past. Your local guide will share these sights and stories with you along your slow-paced walk that will cover less than 1.5 miles.
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Ages 6-80
Duration: 2–3 hours
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Live guide: English
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  • Bottled water
  • Beverages
  • Guide
What's not included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off


Start:
  • Chief Secretariat Government Of Puducherry, Goubert Avenue, WRPP+8FM, Beach Rd, White Town, Puducherry, 605001, India
    We meet opposite the Chief Secretariat of Pondicherry, Beach Road, Puducherry, 605001
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 5708P16

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Not recommended for child aged 8 and under
    • Dress conservatively keeping knees and shoulders covered for both men and women
    • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    Which attractions will I visit with Private Walking Tour in the French Quarter of Pondicherry?
    How much is Private Walking Tour in the French Quarter of Pondicherry?
    Private Walking Tour in the French Quarter of Pondicherry price starts from ₹ 4,729.01. Discover and book Private Walking Tour in the French Quarter of Pondicherry on Tripadvisor
    What is the Private Walking Tour in the French Quarter of Pondicherry cancellation policy?
    Private Walking Tour in the French Quarter of Pondicherry cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Private Walking Tour in the French Quarter of Pondicherry on Tripadvisor
    Which company provides Private Walking Tour in the French Quarter of Pondicherry?
    Private Walking Tour in the French Quarter of Pondicherry is hosted by Storytrails Pondicherry. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Storytrails Pondicherry on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Private Walking Tour in the French Quarter of Pondicherry on Tripadvisor

    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 5708P16

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    Itinerary
    • You'll start at
      Chief Secretariat Government Of Puducherry
      Goubert Avenue, WRPP+8FM, Beach Rd, White Town, Puducherry, 605001, India
      We meet opposite the Chief Secretariat of Pondicherry, Beach Road, Puducherry, 605001
      See address & details
    • 1
      French War Memorial
      Stop: 5 minutes
      See details
      Pass by
      Old Lighthouse
    • 2
      Park Monument (Aayi Mandapam)
      Stop: 5 minutes
      See details
      Pass by
      Raj Niwas
      Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple
      Sri Aurobindo Ashram
    • 3
      Eglise de Notre Dame des Anges
      Stop: 10 minutes
      See details
    • You'll return to the starting point
    About the operator
    Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator:
    • Storytrails Pondicherry
      119
      Pondicherry, India
      Joined in May 2008
    • 262Brookes
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Food trail with the amazing Lakshmi
      Food trail of Tamil Quarter with the excellent Lakshmi! What an amazing evening of food and drink with an incredible guide who’s knowledge of the area, food and General Indian culture was unrivalled by other guides we have had. Couldn’t recommend this more! As we were able to see and taste food we would never had found on our own.
      Written 3 March 2020
    • Junehao
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Wonderful trail. Great experience
      Had a wonderful trail with Story trails. Their well researched story is filled with fascinating facts coupled with humour.
      Written 11 February 2020
    • vanu73
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Once upon a time in Pondicherry
      After a long day spent at Auroville, we rushed for our pre booked Storytrails walk through the French quarters of Pondicherry. We were a family of six including a teenager,a child and a grand mom. We were greeted by Priya who was going to be our storyteller for the walk at the designated spot. There was this instant connection that Priya was able to strike with the whole group. The energies and passion was palpable and mutual. She kept in mind the mixed group and paced the walk accordingly. Her storytelling kept us engaged and curious. She knew what she was doing and that did not create a single dull moment. We were able to walk through the White town( as it’s called) inhaling the smells and soaking in the sights ,sounds and reliving the history. I greatly recommend the Storytrails for everyone and plan to take a tour whenever I visit a place where they have a story to tell.
      Written 25 November 2019
    • RanjanSham88
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      It is a must do activity
      We booked a group trail for French Connection. This was my first trail tour, and the experience was mind-blowing. Our guide, Mrs Akila, is an amazing story teller and mesmerized the group with the French story in Pondicherry. She wonderfully narrated a connection of the landmarks, streets and buildings in White Town to the tales of the Generals, gossips of French bourgeois, history of the Anglo French rivalries in South India, stories of the Indian freedom movement, and the facts about the French architecture. While Pondicherry remains a place for French Cuisine, serene beaches and the Aurobindo Ashram, French Connection trail by Storytrails tops them all as a must do activity.
      Written 4 November 2019
    • MaryExeter_UK
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Wonderful stories you would not hear from an ordinary guide
      Akila had taken us around Chennai learning about the history of the British and the East India Company in Chennai and so in Pondicherry we heard all about the French in India. Akila is a gifted storyteller who loves her subject and all her fascinating stories gave you a depth of information that you would never get from an ordinary guide. Her research into the history of Pondicherry brought everything to life and it was wonderful to see that some of the French-era buildings were being refurbished, many as hotels and guest houses or government buildings. Our tour finished with a wonderful Indian coffee from a street stall and a farewell to a lovely lady who already seemed like a good friend.
      Written 27 October 2019
    • Juhi B
      0 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      French connection trail
      Great way to start your stay and familiarize yourself with the French-Tamil-British history of Pondicherry. My trail guide- Priya, was knowledgeable, well articulated and a wonderful host. Though the town is gorgeous on its own, this walk helped add character and culture to everyday facades and sneak a peek behind the mundane.
      Written 14 March 2019
    • Mobile823424
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Pondicherry walk
      Well prepared information provided by professional tour company. Our guide's English was excellent as was her storytelling & local history knowledge. Finishing with a coffee was a nice end. Highly recommended.
      Written 12 February 2019
    • Skoch222
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      World class walking tour
      I have always missed professional walking tours in India. This was a great experience that vividly brought out the French Connection of Pondicherry. The guide was pleasing, well informed and with a clear delivery. The guide audio system was perfect. The group was from all countries and made for good company. Drinking Water and coffee provided. Good investment. Highly recommend.
      Written 11 February 2019
    • BoredCricket
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Delightful 2 hours
      Priya, our guide, was on the ball from the start when our group of twelve assembled. She set the ball rolling right through the French Colony with tales of treason, debauchery, revolution, betrayal, independence and the initial seeds of Auroville that were first sown in Pondicherry. Eye opener and a half, must do walk.
      Written 4 February 2019
    • Felicity P
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Interesting stroll through Pondy
      The very lovely Priya greeted us with water and a smile. We were in a group of 17 and were supplied with ear pieces all the better to hear her with. What a fascinating town, the sea front and old town made you think you were in the South of France. So many stories, so many sights we so enjoyed the afternoon.
      Written 30 January 2019
    • Adrian G
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Fantastic Tour
      Ms. Priya was a fantastic host, with a very professional delivery and a lot of knowledge. I highly recommend doing this trail at the start of your Pondicherry adventure so you can get your bearings in the old town and learn about the vast history. Great value for money and an excellent host. Wish we had done one of these in Chennai also.
      Written 16 January 2019
    • dhillonramona
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      A must do!
      Thank you Priya for such an informative and engaging 2 hour tour through the French Quarters. It really made our visit to Pondicherry meaningful and gave all the places such a context in history. Priya is very articulate and knowledgable and really held our attention. My 12 year old daughter also really enjoyed it. Highly recommend.
      Written 5 January 2019
    • niranjanbose
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      A great way to spend two hours in the morning.....
      I have been to Pondicherry quite a lot but this was my first guided tour of white town and found it to be extremely interesting and fun. The feuds between the Brits and the French take up most of the tour, and connecting the dots to the buildings and those feuds makes it much more interesting.
      Written 4 January 2019
    • PradhanP3
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Heritage Walk from Storytrails - MUST DO!
      I loved every minute of the 2 hour walk! Priya is an excellent speaker, very knowledgeable & friendly. I would strongly recommend this tour on the first day of your visit to Pondy. Must Do!
      Written 27 December 2018
    • Aarathi N
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      French connection trail of Pondicherry
      The tour was excellent. Priya was excellent in keeping our attention for two hours. Loved listening to all her historical anecdotes- definietly made Pondicherry come alive for me. Would highly recommend this walking tour!
      Written 25 December 2018
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