Place Parlement, Bordeaux

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Place Parlement sits in the historic center of the city and is named for the local parliament, which was dissolved just before the French Revolution. Today, the picturesque, 18th-century square provides a backdrop for cafes and restaurants. The occasional busker adds to the square's charming atmosphere. Make Place Parlement a centerpiece of your Bordeaux vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Bordeaux trip itinerary planner.
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  • August 9, 2017
    I could not find anything that would make this a unique square, definitely nice and with notable buildings but nothing more than a nice old town square. Highly tourist area with many restaurants and cafes (Council l'autre petite bois in a corner) rating: 6 1/2
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  • August 8, 2017
    Two steps the District of St. Peter and the place of the stock market, this small place no lack of charm. In its center there a great fountain, and all around good restaurants known for Bordeaux.
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  • July 31, 2017
    Behind the place de Bourse, the Parliament Square is an architectural jewel, Italian, light, mid XVIII, fountain, one of my favorite places in Bordeaux centre. If you like the masks, these decorative masks that enliven the facades, you'll be in continuity with those of the facades of the docks. I like this place also by the presence of a great independent bookstore, the reading Machine.
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  • May 5, 2017
    Beautiful little square in the heart of Bordeaux. Perfect for people watching. Great restaurants and bars.
  • June 13, 2017
    Easy access and has many good restaurants very close to the river Garonne.
  • June 25, 2017
    Very central place and busy location where good food meets architecture.
  • April 2, 2017
    Good bars and restaurants surround this beautiful square. On a sunny day it is so relaxed, but even in the rain it is beautiful
  • May 6, 2017
    Very beautiful place. During summer having lunch or tea outside is just pleasure

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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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