Place de la Bourse, Bordeaux

Must see · World heritage site · Historic Walking Area · Landmark
The reflection of the palace on the grounds of Place de la Bourse creates the largest water mirror effect in the world. This is a public square, but the palace called Palais de la Bourse on the grounds showcases French classical architecture and the art of the 18th century. On either side of the central pavilion, you'll see Hôtel des Fermes and Hôtel de la Bourse. The famous "Three Graces Fountain,” representing Aglaia, Euphrosyne, and Thalia, the daughters of Zeus, stands at the center of the square. To visit Place de la Bourse and other attractions in Bordeaux, use our Bordeaux day trip planner.
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  • Their is nothing special about this fountain. The view is quite nice. In front lays the water mirror. This is a fun thing to do with kids.  more »
  • this is a tram stop. it has a nice fountain and a nice building as a backdrop, but really its across the rd you need to go. great as a backdrop when the lights come up as the sun goes down  more »
  • This is one of the big city centers with very grand classic buildings. Unfortunately it's a little cold, but still full of architectural history and very much worth your visit.  more »
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  • This one stupendously magnificent Square. One I read about and always wanted to visit and here I was soaking up the majestic ambience of this historic square. It has the old city behind it whilst fronting the Garonne River giving it an unforgettable experience. It's a short stroll from the heart of the old city or from the Gate of Burgundy. You can really feel the magnanimous history of this place overlooking the river with a spectacular view of Pont de Pierre. Absolutely a must visit if you're visiting Bordeaux. Great for families and especially in the evening when the promenade comes alive with brilliant lighting. A well deserved UNESCO World Heritage site.
  • It calls iconic place, it really is! Wonderful architecture reflecting in mirror pool, amazing. Bordeaux is called "little Paris" and it is!
  • The Place de la Bourse is an architectural symbol of maritime and commercial Bordeaux It was very damaged by a bombardment when I met it in 1951. Perfect restoration An admirable view from the bridges of the boats that organize walks and evenings on the water (example the Marco Polo)
  • Historical square where architecture and art meet together. One of the most important places of Bordeaux, facade of the wellness where goods were welcomed and trade to enrich the markets of Bordeaux. Take a closer look to the facades which are organised and symmetric and open to the river, source of communication and trade.
  • Visited at dusk. Best time for effect. Friendly, happy environment. Can get very crowded but a must when in Bordeaux.

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