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2-Hour Walking Tour in the French Quarter of Pondicherry provided by Storytrails Pondicherry

2-Hour Walking Tour in the French Quarter of Pondicherry

2-Hour Walking Tour in the French Quarter of 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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 5708P11
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Bottled water
  • Beverages
  • Guide
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
2h
Departure details
  • Chief Secretariat Government Of Puducherry, Goubert Avenue, Beach Rd, White Town, Puducherry, 605001, India Opposite the Chief Secretariat of Pondicherry
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • 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
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
Inclusions
  • Bottled water
  • Beverages
  • Guide
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure details
  • Chief Secretariat Government Of Puducherry, Goubert Avenue, Beach Rd, White Town, Puducherry, 605001, India Opposite the Chief Secretariat of Pondicherry
Duration
2h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • 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
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Chief Secretariat Government Of Puducherry
    Goubert Avenue, Beach Rd, White Town, Puducherry, 605001, India
    Opposite the Chief Secretariat of Pondicherry
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    French War Memorial
    Old Lighthouse
  • 1
    Park Monument (Aayi Mandapam)
    Stop: 5 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Raj Niwas
    Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple
    Sri Aurobindo Ashram
  • 2
    Eglise de Notre Dame des Anges
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • You'll end at
    Chief Secretariat Government Of Puducherry
    Goubert Avenue, Beach Rd, White Town, Puducherry, 605001, India
    Opposite the Chief Secretariat of Pondicherry
    See address & details
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Juned
1 contribution
Wonderful trail. Great experience
Feb 2020 • Couples
Had a wonderful trail with Story trails. Their well researched story is filled with fascinating facts coupled with humour.
Written February 11, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hello, Thank you for your review. We are happy to know you had a wonderful experience and enjoyed our stories. We hope to see you on more trails :) We also run them in Madurai, Pondicherry, Trivandrum and Mumbai. Cheers, Nayantara
Written February 21, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Ranjan Sham
9 contributions
It is a must do activity
Nov 2019 • Couples
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 November 4, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hello, Thank you for your wonderful review! :D We are so very happy to hear that we topped your list of things to do in Pondicherry. We had such a good time showing you around, so we hope we see you again soon. If you're ever in Pondicherry, do give us a call. We also tours in Mumbai, Madurai, Chennai and Trivandrum. Cheers, The Storytrails Team
Written November 18, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

MaryExeter_UK
Exeter, Uk98 contributions
Wonderful stories you would not hear from an ordinary guide
Oct 2019
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 October 27, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hello, Thank you for leaving us such a lovely review. :) We are so happy to hear that you four our tour and guide out-of-the ordinary. We hope you come back and do more tours with us. We also run tours in Mumbai, Madurai, Chennai and Trivandrum. Cheers, The Storytrails Team
Written November 18, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Roving57677346146
1 contribution
French Connection - A must do in Pondicherry !
Nov 2018
It was an extremely well curated walk made really interesting with many anecdotes and stories from Priya. Having been a student of History I must say that she had done her research in depth & articulated it so well.A passionate storyteller & at the same time very interactive & receptive.Not to forget one of the best filter coffee at the end at KBS ! One could clearly visualise the Pondicherry of earlier times after this walk.
Written November 22, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

MichaelJ_TA15
Te Awamutu, New Zealand18 contributions
Highlight of my visit to Chennai/Ponticherry
Nov 2018 • Business
A colleague and I took this tour, and it turned out to be amazing. The tour guide and story teller Priya is obviously passionate about her job, and is incredibly knowledgable about the area and it's history. He story telling is interesting, and she invites discussion and dialogue that make this more like a walk with a friend.
Written November 11, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Michael, Thank you for your review. We are so happy that our trail was the highlight of your trip. We were happy to be able to take you around Pondicherry and discuss it's history with you. We hope you do come back and do more tours with us. We also run trails in Chennai, Madurai and Trivandrum. Cheers, The Storytrails Team
Written November 12, 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

laticslovely
Doha, Qatar74 contributions
Great Trail full of French Intrigue
We had a great evening with Priya including a couple of unexpected interruptions which added extra colour to the stories.
I've been on the Chennai trail and intend to go on the Madurai one too. Love the concept as well as being able to potter along the streets learning about things you would never have discovered otherwise.
Priya went above and beyond in terms of customer service and it was a pleasure to meet her.
Written November 7, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hello, Thank you for your review. We are so happy to hear that you've been enjoying your trails with us. We loved showing you around both Chennai and Pondicherry and look forward to seeing you in Madurai. We also do a trail in Trivandrum, so if you're ever visiting, give us a call. :) Cheers, The Storytrails Team
Written November 7, 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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Delightful 2 hours
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Fantastic Tour
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A must do!
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A great way to spend two hours in the morning.....
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