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“Should be beautiful! But we couldn't see it.”
Review of The Water Mirror

The Water Mirror
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USD 461.49*
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Full Day Guided Bordeaux & Saint Emilion with...
Ranked #2 of 194 things to do in Bordeaux
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: The "Miroir d'Eau" is less than 10 years old, but located just across from a monument nearly 3 centuries old, it has become one of the city's main attractions.
Reviewed 6 April 2018

We had read that this mirror is made of granite slabs covered with a thin layer of water 2 cm deep, the installation creates a fog effect every 15 minutes.. However we were unlucky... as we could not see the effect! We visited this place in March during winters and found out that it was put off. We asked at the Tourist Office and they mentioned it is usually turned off during the winter months and that it depends on the city council to decide when to make it work.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Padam_Bhushan_India
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

It makes a real amazing thing on this square...it is really beautiful once the water is gone... Definitely a stop you have to make when visiting Bordeaux!
Works only during spring and summer time though so be aware of this

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

Although there was no water when we first visited, we came back later in the day and it was perfect.

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

Worth a visit but to see it in full flow you'd need to go during the summer. Very artistic. Most of the real work happens below ground in the storage tanks but it's all very clever work.

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

The reflection pool is on the must-see list and it is interesting but only for one cycle of the waterworks. It will be crowded with kids and harder to appreciate what is happening from an engineering point of view but you will understand. Check a website for the specs, they are impressive. You will likely see a water skater and they will be fun to watch as they ski the length of the pool. It is worth 10 minutes on a walking tour of many places to see in Bordeaux.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank TRansbury2014
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