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Quinconces Esplanade (Esplanade des Quinconces)

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The largest square in Europe

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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Zurich, Switzerland
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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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Prestatyn, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

Following the Welsh football team around France has been fascinating and one of the highlights was the Quinconces area where the Fanzone was situated. Very ornate and a vast open area, the shade afforded by the trees was welcome in the June sunshine

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016 via mobile

It seems that this is used for many events. It was being used as the Fanzone for Euro 2016 whilst we were there. This was great except that due to the risk of fans drowning (?) the fountain had no water! Shame really.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

This is the happening place in Bordeaux, ringed by restaurants and at the end of a long walkway of shopping and bars.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

The statue is emasing and the squere is big..the tram center is there and for euro they put a fan zone there..is nice but like all the Bordeaux is very very expencive

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Caerphilly, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

its really nice in there, fair play. They got this big fan park in there where all the boys what dont have a ticket can go and watch the game on the telly like! We even managed to see about a minute or so of the england game from across the road coz the tellys are actually that big in... More 

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