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Quinconces Esplanade (Esplanade des Quinconces)

Neighborhood: Rue Sainte-Catherine
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Address: Bordeaux, France
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On the place of the former castle

This is one of the largest square in France. The highlight is the big monument of the girondist. A lot of tram and bus lines are here, it is easy to go around in the city.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This is one of the largest square in France. The highlight is the big monument of the girondist. A lot of tram and bus lines are here, it is easy to go around in the city.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Huge open square (one of the largest in France) and an important tram intersection where two lines cross. The square holds significance in the history of the city.

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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We could only watch the Quinconces Esplanade with awe and admiration for the installation of the sculpture Girondists monument and the big column. The sculpture of the suffering will give you some pathos in you.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

This beautiful sculpture and fountain mark the Esplanade des Qinconces, the largest square in France and the place to make your way to, by tram or bus when you are ready to explore Bordeaux. This is also the stop to get off to find the Tourist Office, (turn left) for a wine tour, or open top bus tour and the... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Bordeaux is a more beautiful city then generally known, very touristic not only for its wine.....this is one of the Paris-scaled squares in town centre close to the river....good visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Huge quad. Surrounded by a number of shops, bars, coffee shops, and the river. Its definitely one the highlights of Bordeaux, that caught my eye immediately after I arrived. A very important part of the central tourist zone.

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Cork, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

It's very large and surrounded by mature trees on each side. There is a nice fountain at the end near the town and a city bike station at each end. Couple of drunks hanging around angry at the world but they didn't bother us. Nice to see the cruise ships near it

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

When I was there the Circus was in town, so many people would enjoy this, and it was rather warm so the lovely trees provided welcome shade, especially if you were waiting to catch your tram. And what terrific trams they are! On Bastille Day too I don't think many complain too much as they watch the Parade with the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

It's not so much the structure, but what goes around it make is interesting. You will find the open air market in this area. You must take time to visit it. It's filled with so many wonderful things, like food and wine and old things . The public transport is very easy to understand. Take the train. It's a cheap... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

This wasn't my favorite place to visit in the city, as the square itself doesn't have much to offer. I am sure it comes to life when there is a concert or large activity. We watched youngsters play soccer.

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Address: Bordeaux, France
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Aquitaine  >  Gironde  >  Bordeaux>  > Rue Sainte-Catherine

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