Place de la Bourse (Place Royale), Bordeaux

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The reflection of the palace on the grounds of Place de la Bourse (Place Royale) 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. For travelers who use our online itinerary creator, Bordeaux holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Place de la Bourse (Place Royale) and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • August 18, 2017
    This Place has been beautifully restored and the golden stones give a warm, inviting glimpse of yesterday. The architecture reminded us of Paris a little but it can only be Bordeaux because of the col...  more »
  • August 18, 2017
    One of the main must see's in Bordeaux, very elegant river frontage and quite stunning architecture. The water mirror is a great idea with a combination of still water, bubbling water and a mist spray...  more »
  • August 17, 2017
    Beautiful place, beautiful! I went one day public holiday, there was a lot of people but the place is pretty!
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  • September 7, 2017
    Great except tram stop should be more evident and there is no ticket machine here either as is a special place where it is prohibited so you have to walk to next tramstop to buy one.
  • September 1, 2017
    One of the most famous square in Bordeaux. Don't forget to check at the Miroir d'eau straight ahead and take some great shots.
  • August 2, 2017
    Beautiful part of the city. Cool your dogs off in the mist on a hot day, they'd thank you if they could.
  • July 12, 2017
    It was beautiful. Nice restaurants near by. The fountain of mirrors was turned off unfortunately.
  • July 20, 2017
    Water fountain was a abit naff , but they had lots on ....breakdancing ...music , and another water feature that children loved running around in . Architecture is amazing not just on the well known tourist attractions... Cafés and restaurants to suit all tastes .. Trams are a little confusing but tram C gets u too main square .

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Most hotels in Bordeaux sit conveniently located a stone's throw away from the train station. Look to Quinconces Square and Gambetta Square for high-end hotels. Those who prefer more budget-friendly accommodations may want to seek out a youth hostel--a relatively recent addition to the city. To secure a spot here, make sure to book ahead of time. In addition to hotels and hostels, choose from guest rooms in a typical Bordeaux house, or a family-friendly beachside campsite.
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