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Port of the Moon

Address: Bordeaux, France (Rue Sainte-Catherine)
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Ranked #6 of 72 Attractions in Bordeaux
Type: Historic Sites, Neighborhoods, Other, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Historic Sites, Neighborhoods, Other, Sights & Landmarks
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Hershey, PA, USA
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105 reviews 105 reviews
39 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Cruise stopped here for two days. Lovely place. Steeped in history and the wine trade. Tucked halfway up an otherwise homely river, Bordeaux is a tourist's gem - not too crowded, plenty to do and see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We were coming back from watching the sun set at Dune du Pilat, so we knew we would see the Port of the Moon at night. It was worth it! Parking was easy at a lot behind the Bourse and underground. We loved the view of the Bourse and other buildings at night. I didn't realize from my readings about... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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157 reviews 157 reviews
92 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

The old area of Bordeaux is port of the moon and is it is the a world heritage site. Bordeaux has c 347 listed buildings under a law of 1913. The port of the moon encompasses the old town and this area is undoubtedly why so many visitors come to see Bordeaux. We had not expected the scale, beauty or... More 

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London
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80 reviews 80 reviews
43 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

The mayor of Bordeaux has since 1996 managed to revitalise this once depressing river-front into a lovely open and green space along which families and couples promenade at all times of day and night. It now feels safe and serene, much different from the industrial/dirty past. How lovely!

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
24 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We booked this tour through the Tourist Office and also hoped that moving around on the water would cool us down, but no such luck. The tour was good, largely due to the excellent guide whose sense of humour and panache made this a memorable trip.

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Adelaide, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

Unless you know it's there, or cross towards the river from Place de la Bourse you could miss this wonderful sight! And if you're enjoying a stroll along the Quai admiring the river and don't go up the steps to the "Miroir d'eau" you will also miss out. There are SO many beautiful things to see in Bordeaux and this... More 

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Wesley Chapel, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

Wow, wow, wow. A nice stroll along the Port of the Moon at night is a must do when in Bordeaux. It is such a picturesque setting. The buildings are light up with a magical glow offset by the surrounding port/water. You don't need to spend lots of time here, but as a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site, I would... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

A lovley illusion using water or sometimes water vapour , attracting all ages and part of the beautiful waterfront of Bordeaux

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Dublin, Ireland
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69 reviews 69 reviews
11 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

Photographers get your cameras out and ready to have fun, the water mirror gives you endless amazing pictures possibilities!

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Trinidad
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9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

I marvelled and marvelled and marvelled... stumbled upon it quite by accident as every great travel esperience should be and its setting is only complimented by the quaintness of the rest of Bordeaux central is itself

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