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Place de la Bourse (Place Royale)

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Address: Bordeaux, France
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The cheers of the crowd when the water starts is great. Kids loved it. And wait after the first water.... after a few minutes waterdamp. very cooling.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The cheers of the crowd when the water starts is great. Kids loved it. And wait after the first water.... after a few minutes waterdamp. very cooling.

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We came across this interesting feature after it was recommended by the hotel receptionist. Early afternoon it was not great due to children riding bikes through the water and causing much disturbance. I think many people were not happy. We returned just before sunset. Incredible! The water fills and drains after a few minutes. The wet concrete made for a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Place de la Bourse can be used as and excellent meeting point for any visitor to Bordeaux. It is a lovely square with benches around to take the weight off your feet when required and watch the bustling world of the city go by. At either side of the square are streets with numerous restaurants and cafes along them... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Go ahead...let the kid in you out ...kick off your shoes and splash in the water! The granite top in front of the building gets covered with a few cm of water, creating a reflective surface. Kids, adults and dogs enjoy splashing through it. After about 15 min the water drains away and a fine mist is sprayed up, causing... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great to go there at night when the reflection of the royal place is at its best. Go after 1am or so, when there are less cars, people, and no trams. I enjoyed the view and took many pictures.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

With a brilliant atmosphere, this place is simple but vibrant. It's always full of people around at all ages ( kids, young people, adults etc).

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Spokane, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Have visited several times. Prettiest at night with lit fountains. Across street near Garonne is an amazing foot ball field size fountain which emits steam and becomes an ethereal field of fog, enticing folks to run out and dance. Must see to believe

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Launceston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful place to be at night when lights are on! Must do in Bordeaux! Take a walk along the river!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Brilliant photo opportunity. It looks exactly as it does on all the photos. the buildings are really well-reflected and then they rise out of the steam.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

How someone came up with this idea I don't know, but it's absolutely wonderful! During the heat of the day, children (and adults) splash and play in the water. You don't get the full mirror effect with so many people, but it's a very happy place. During the night, the bright lights and mirror give an extraordinary effect,you just can't... More 

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