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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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  • The Port of the Moon is named after the shape of the river which resembles a half moon. There is a lovely promenade along the river. We started (coming from the Old Town) at the Pont de, we urned to t...  more »
  • Bordeaux is a beautiful city.Easy to get around on foot,bicycle,skateboard and of course the wonderful transport system. Long and interesting history of Pprt of the moon.  more »
  • The waterfront between the Pont de Pierre and the new Chaban-Delmas bridge has been finely restored beyond its original intensive maritime trading quais to the modern, dynamic, bustling docks area whi...  more »