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. Add Port of the Moon and other attractions to your Bordeaux trip itinerary using our Bordeaux day trip planning app .
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  • Port of the Moon is an interesting name, and until I read the reviews, I had no idea why it was called this. I think it's just a very nice area, a lovely stroll along the river, have lunch or a drink,...  more »
  • Nice walk along the waterfront with stunning views of the River Garonne on the bridge Chaban Delmas, the stone bridge, shops, full of restaurants, but difficult to find one that will give satisfaction. We're still looking for him.
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  • Port of the Moon is currently not a port, but rather a place for relaxation and walks along the River Garonne. Surprised by the amount of running around (like the French with sports have never been particularly close). A sailboat is not seen, but was preparing some holiday related to water sports, collected some designs, the rostrum. Overall, not bad at all. Here, the water table and surrounding his beautiful square with flower beds.
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Where to stay in Bordeaux

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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