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Quinconces Esplanade (Esplanade des Quinconces)

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Neighbourhood: Rue Sainte-Catherine
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Address: Bordeaux, France
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one of the many sites visited great for an early morning or evening strol

This is a nice walk all the way through or via the trams, when we visited the fun fair were visiting

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Watford
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a nice walk all the way through or via the trams, when we visited the fun fair were visiting

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Languedoc-Roussillon, France
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were very impressed with the monument at the end of the Esplanade des Quinconces - the Monument au Girondins. It is dedicated to the men of Bordeaux who lost their heads to the guillotine during the French revolution in 1792. It is 50 metres high. There is a an immense fountain at the bottom of this monument but sadly... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

We walked along this Esplanade on a number of occasions and watched locals and tourists alike enjoying the views and various eateries and activities dotted along the riverfront.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

Pretty park, close to shops and cafes in Bordeaux - easily accessible by metro. Lovely water fountain.

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Orlando, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

This huge park hosts many different events throughout the year - in May there was a huge circus filling the entire area. However, except as a local change point for the tram system and the enchanting fountain, the park is not well landscaped at all and is open and barren.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

This is an amazing place and hard to photograph simply because of its huge scale. The top of the monument can be seen from all over Bordeaux and the park around it is also worth the visit.

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Thank Narziss
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

Must visit place close to Bordeaux tourism center.beautiful water fountain with superb architecture. also there are some food outlets close this water fountain

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edinburgh,scotland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

Our reason to visit here was for the tourist information office but nice large square surrounded by restaurants and there is a carousel for children (and some adults!) Large sitting area and very near to tram centre for changing onto other lines

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Fort Walton Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

This monument is a great one to see while you are in Bordeaux. It has all the characteristics to inspire you! Great for selfies!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

Quinconces Esplanade is one of the largest squares in Europe. You will enjoy your walk among trees and impressive monuments. The last decade the place has become the most important public transport hub of the area, with two tram lines, bus lines, an electric shuttle, and coach lines through Gironde.

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