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Port of the Moon

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Address: Bordeaux, France
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Brilliant facelift for depressed waterfront.

The Garonne River and Bordeaux's linear port may no longer be the city's trade and commerce lifeblood, but they are still the beating heart. That is why this port has been the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 11, 2015
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Bordeaux, France
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

The Quai is really very nice, and there are many special events held along this area. A few times per year, an historic replica sailing ship will arrive for a visit. This is special.

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washington dc
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

The Garonne River and Bordeaux's linear port may no longer be the city's trade and commerce lifeblood, but they are still the beating heart. That is why this port has been the recipient of significant time and money in successful urban renewal. The happy and busy pedestrian use of its brand new, spare and sophisticated 4.5 km. Riverwalk is testament... More 

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SF, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

We were at the port for the arrival of a replica square rigged ship from it's maiden voyage. The cannons were fired and it just enhanced our experience at this beautiful port.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Elegantly designed, this historic part of Bordeaux is justifiably granted World Heritage Site status. We were lucky to catch this mood, and see why it's called the Port of the Moon :)

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Hershey, PA, USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 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 

2 Thank garbagecollector
London, United Kingdom
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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 

6 Thank roaming13
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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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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.

Thank Mike R
Adelaide, Australia
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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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