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Nice park close by the cathedrsl

A nice little park close by the cathedral. Close to the Square of the same name with cafes and... read more

Reviewed September 15, 2018
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Nice pedestrian area

Nice square with shops and cafes. The tram goes through there as well. It is a pedestrian area so... read more

Reviewed May 30, 2018
Miami Beach, Florida
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Reviewed October 23, 2018

Good spot to spend some time, relax, enjoy some wine with excellent cheese and a good book. Make sure to get early to get a good spot.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed September 15, 2018

A nice little park close by the cathedral. Close to the Square of the same name with cafes and shops. Best part of it was the green oasis with flowering shrubs in the heart of the city.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed May 30, 2018

Nice square with shops and cafes. The tram goes through there as well. It is a pedestrian area so that's nice.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Yisroelf
Reviewed April 13, 2018

Small urban park, located close to a major transportation hub, and a short walk from Cathedral Saint Andre. This site was the home to the guillotine during the French Revolution, but in this day and age, just a bit of green in an otherwise urban...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed February 13, 2018

I have recently learned that the Place Gambetta dates back to before 1900, which I believe would make it one of the oldest squares in Bordeaux. This of course does not count areas that were developed under the Roman times. So, this area is soon...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank mitch w
Reviewed June 19, 2017

Many of the squares and public spaces are notable for their art, architecture or cultural interest. Not so Place Gambetta, which is simply a pleasant patch of greenery in the heart of town. I wouldn't recommend it as a site, necessarily, but a shady interlude...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Paul R
Reviewed April 30, 2017 via mobile

You should in any way have seen it. Bordeaux is such a nice city. M Jupe has done well (even using the EU subsidies for that). One should be proud seeing the result. Well done M Jupe

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed October 18, 2016

Decent sized park right near some tony hotels and an upscale shopping street. The place is bustling with traffic and public transportation. Little spot of greenery in the midst of urbanity.

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Anna H
Reviewed July 28, 2016

Do not expect that you could park your car in the center of Bordeaux. It took me around 40 minutes to find a parking place. I recommend you to go to the city center by tram. On top of that do not expect you find...More

Date of experience: July 2016
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Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

This is not the nicest square in Bordeaux. Far from it. But it has a nice little park to relax in as we did on a Sunny day. Beautiful arch leading down to the historic quarter

Date of experience: June 2016
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classical music in Bordeaux, late October? (0 Replies)
My spouse and I will be in Bordeaux for 5 nights in late October. Spouse isn't the biggest classical music fan. But in case we suddenly run into several very rainy days, would it be possible to buy tickets to classical music performances with little advance preparations? We prefer non-formal venues. So chamber music may be more appropriate for us. Piano performances would be great. We'll be staying near Place Gambetta. Day time may be fit our schedule better. Is there a website that lists...More
September 19, 2016|
Rue Jean Jaures - Good area? (3 Replies)
We will be renting an apartment on this street directly across from the Place Gambetta. We are assuming it's a good location. Does anybody have any feedback on it? It seems to be walking distance to Rue de Antibes and to the beach.
April 15, 2009|
Response fromNiceLife|
Good location in the centre, a short distance from everything, no worries
Malaga, Spain
Cost of early morning taxi to CDG (9 Replies)
I will be one of 5 people travelling with hand luggage only from Place Gambetta to CDG airport in time for an early flight back to Malaga on Tuesday, 4th December. The flight leaves CDG at 6.55 a.m. Could anyone give me an approximate idea of what a taxi for that journey would cost? I imagine we would need to get a taxi for about 4.0 a.m.
November 19, 2012|
Response fromkerouac2|
For a 5-person taxi at the 'C' night rate, I would estimate at least 70€, particularly if you reserve it ahead of time.