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Port of the Moon, Bordeaux

Categories: Neighborhoods, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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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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  • 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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  • Port of the moon - port of the Moon - this is the old city of Bordeaux. There are many great small streets, great seats, etc. There is much to see and discover. In addition, the city is a pleasant "high-rise free - zone". Where does that the order still in Europe?
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