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Quinconces Esplanade (Esplanade des Quinconces)

Bordeaux, France
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Bordeaux, France
Rue Sainte-Catherine
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Wonderful setting hindered by the temporary tiered seating and resurfacing currently being undertaken. Amazing to see cruise ship visible beyond the trees.

Thank forester696
Reviewed 1 week ago

A great long promenade to well promenade along Quinconces has a tram stop and there was international BMX racing going on while we were there

Thank Talented49
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a long walk to this monument from where we were staying. It is nothing exciting but interesting to see.

Thank apritchy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The sculpture represents the battle and victory over the three evils of lying, greed and ignorance. Most interesting in history is that the battle was won against the enemy the victors adopted the same regime. Meaning, as I see it, that they were not against...More

Thank PilotMichael
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Definitely worth a quick visit, worth looking at from all 4 sides. Fountains are amazing and look stunning. Very close to the main tourist office

Thank SS2510
Reviewed 14 June 2017

A fine tree-lined prospect leading to the Girondin monument but running two tram lines down it is not exactly an enhancement.

Thank eldonista
Reviewed 8 June 2017

Quinconces is a very large space which feels like something between a park and a town square. At one end, it abuts the riverfront area and has a couple of gleaming marble colums. At the other end it is close to the very heart of...More

Thank Paul R
Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

In a city with more than it's fair share this is yet another one to admire and appreciate. Again it has the near river setting.

Thank Michael H
Reviewed 31 May 2017

Absolutely gorgeous fountain and monument. plus the history if very interesting. The monument and fountain was created between 1894 and 1902 in honour of the Girondins, a group of moderate, bourgeois National Assembly deputies during the French Revolution, 22 of whom were executed in 1793...More

Thank Lucyartist
Reviewed 26 May 2017

This is a reasonably large area used over the years for several purposes but perhaps best known for the quite impressive & highly photogenic monument/fountain. it feels to be just on the edge of the main 'tourist/commercial' part of Bordeaux but is close to the...More

Thank Stephen G
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