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Quinconces Esplanade (Esplanade des Quinconces)

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Address: Bordeaux, France
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An impressive area to wander through without a guide

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Almunecar, Spain

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Almunecar, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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169 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 346 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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131 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

A short walk from Quinconces tram stop, the fountain and sculptures here are wonderful, and I agree with an earlier post to make the visit in the earlier part of the morning as you can get some great close-ups without the intervention of the selfie stick crowd. The life size horses rising out of the water in the fountain are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

Visit this famous monument and then walk to the free public monument just up the street. There is also a very nice breakfast cafe just across the street. We enjoyed it best early in the morning before the city was awake.

Thank Faith H
Brux, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

The monuments here are fantastic - out of this world. Beautiful place to walk round and so much history.

Thank Vivienne T
Preston, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

the focal point is the ornate statue with large sculptured human casts depicting the struggle for "good over evil", contained in 2 water features. there is a half crescent row of mainly offices on one side and a large gravel square on the other. this area is obviously used for festivals and the like. more importantly two of the main... More 

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Loughborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

Ok I don't usually comment about a large open space but this one is on the site of an old fortress and has some historical significance. The fountain on one side is magnificent. The area is used for open air markets, circuses etc. When we were there they cordoned off one part for a Fireworks display and as usual for... More 

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