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Port of the Moon, Bordeaux
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Port of the Moon, the old town in Bordeaux, represents France's ninth-largest city and a World Heritage Site, valued for its architecture and economic advantage as a port city. The nickname comes from the moon-like bend of the Garonne River, upon which the city sits. Founded in 300 BCE by the Celts and known as the longtime capital of the wine industry, Bordeaux is second only to Paris for its number of historical monuments. Visit the tourist office to book a tour, or simply stroll along the waterfront at your own pace. Key sites include the majestic Bourse; Esplanade des Quinconces, the largest square in Europe; Rue Sainte-Catherine, the longest pedestrian street in France; and the Musée des Beaux Arts, featuring paintings by Veronese, Rubens, Van Dyck, Renoir, Matisse, and Picasso. Arrange to visit Port of the Moon and other attractions in Bordeaux using our Bordeaux vacation route planner.
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  • It is through this picturesque Port name of the Moon that referred to the port of Bordeaux because of the shape Crescent that takes the meander of the River Garonne in its port section. A Crescent Moon is also at the bottom of the coat of arms of the city of Bordeaux. As evidenced by a few showrooms in the Museum of Aquitaine, Bordeaux leads to important international maritime activities for over 2000 years, especially for the (main regional local product) wine trade but also, more recently, for cruise tourism, which regularly stops at Bordeaux. It's one of the reasons which earned Bordeaux its ranking in world heritage of UNESCO in June 2007...
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  • Beautiful square and promenade along the River in the heart of Bordeaux. From here you can enjoy beautiful views of the city. A lot of people walking around, even in the evening, you feel pretty comfortable and protected.
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  • This is the Exchange activity of the port of Bordeaux for 2,000 years which served as a central theme on the record of classification of Bordeaux in world heritage of Unesco. So, the folder was named using the name of the historical port called port of the moon as the Garonne drew a Crescent Moon in front of the port, which was resumed on the coat of arms of the city. Today the historic Harbour disappeared replaced by development of the docks in walks and pleasant shops, including the famous mirror of water well in the summer. The commercial port is now located further downstream. The protected area includes more than 350 monuments of the city and the ranking extends to a peripheral area of heritage interest also followed by Unesco. The actual historic area revolves around the course of the Red Hat with the beautiful buildings of the 18th century. The medieval neighborhood remains with the District St. Peter and the big Bell, with a testimony of the renaissance through the Cailhau gate. Cathedral Saint André and the tour Pey-Berland have been highlighted by the great project of the Town Hall, which also encompasses the docks. It is this remarkable work of urban planning which has been awarded by Unesco. Great success.
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