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Quinconces Esplanade (Esplanade des Quinconces)

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Beautiful place to hang around

Its a beautiful open area to walk around, jog or spend a relaxed evening. Beautiful restaurants & bars dot the area around this place in case you like to drop by.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Amiens, France
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is a very big square. A funfair was setting up there all week when we visited. The real attraction of this place is that it is where all the bus and tram lines meet. The trams are excellent. The square, not so much.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Its a beautiful open area to walk around, jog or spend a relaxed evening. Beautiful restaurants & bars dot the area around this place in case you like to drop by.

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Fresno, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An historical site and a beautiful monument. Former site of a military installation repurposed to a public square. Worth a visit

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wrocław, Poland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good looking statue with nice fountains. Good place to rest in sunny day. Nearby one of main tram hub in the city.

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Canberra, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Esplanade de Quinconces is a square of many trees in perfect rows, next to the Place de Quinconces. Often just the transit hub between Tram Lines B and C, do take a moment to look at the simple yet pleasant effect of the trees.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2016

Bordeaux has a rich history of invasions, resistance and revival of it as a republic. The square is very much part of this history. We had two beautiful days in the city and traversed this square a few times, even sat there and had snacks and coffee waiting for our tours to start from there.

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

Its just a nice monument and worth a visit and a few photos if you are in Bordeaux. One side has the triumph of the republic with lies, vice and ignorance in the water at the bottom. The other side is the triumph of concord at the base this time is happiness.

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Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2016

Once again, this was a stopping place during our walking tour of the city ! located in the area with a view of the river ! Peaceful location, lot's of trees, pedestrian friendly ! We love it !

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2016

We absolutely loved this area, so much so we returned twice during our four day stay in this city. Apparently it is one of the largest public squares in Europe. It was built in the early 1800s, and the trees in the square were planted in a geometric cross pattern consisting of five points ("quincunxes", hence the name of the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

I went there with my friends for Euros 2016. At that time this was converted to Euros Fanzone and was really buzzing. Even without the fan zone, this open space is a great place to enjoy the good weather of Bordeaux. Also, if you ask your tourist guide, it's got an interesting history.

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