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Quinconces Esplanade (Esplanade des Quinconces)

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Address: Bordeaux, France
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Beautiful fountain. Grand walkway.

Great if you have a dog with you! Usually some thing going on and very pretty. If it were hot outside tons of shade

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 31, 2015
Greater London, United Kingdom

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

When I lived in Bordeaux as a student, we never could see the river as there were wine merchant buildings along the quay. They are now gone and have been replaced by beautiful walking, biking, roller blading paths for everyone to enjoy the river and city. The Quinconces is a marvelous monument along the esplanade that encourages freedom and admiration.... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Suddenly you turn a corner & look over & see this amazing statue. Then you can wander around the park (circus was there when we visited) or drop into a nearby wine shop or the Bar a Vins. Great for people watching in the area.

Thank McAnnie1
Greater London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

Great if you have a dog with you! Usually some thing going on and very pretty. If it were hot outside tons of shade

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Wangaratta, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

We came across this wonderful fountain on one of our many walks around Bordeaux It was very peaceful and a relaxing place for some time out Very interesting

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

We stumbled across this weird antiques and curiosities market, smack in the middle of the esplanade. They had a lot of interesting stuff there, both classy and trashy, and it was great fun wondering about for a few hours. The food trucks available were a bit disappointing; they all serve the same, they all looked desinterested.

Thank StephanDn
Almunecar, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

This large open area is sometimes used for fairs and expositions. However, most of the time it stands vacant and one may wander at will.

Thank ECraigMcKay
Izmir, Turkey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

Located right accross the Turkish Consulate. We had a chance to see around and rest a little by the gorgeous fountain.

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

What a great spot to take in the wonderful views of the Esplanade. Take a seat and enjoy what's on offer.

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Frisco, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

We enjoyed reading the bit of history that surrounds the fountain and its steps on ground level plaques. We ate across the street at a restaurant with similar name to the statue - expecting a tourist atmosphere- but we're thrilled to get lovely French cooking. I recommend the beef bourgenon.

Thank Kim H
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

If you use the trams in Bordeaux you will sooner or later end up at Quinconces. Take a look around you before moving on. The monument to the girondins - a political group from the Gironde during the French revolution, some of whom were executed - consist of a tall column and at its base splendid fountains of chariots and... More 

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