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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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  • Promenade by the port, albeit long, must try to do it quietly admiring both buildings, squares and monuments, such as the own River with its boats. Totally recommended.
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  • A long pedestrian walkway or skating along the port. Regularly the big liners come dock there, arousing the curiosity of passers-by, and allowing tourists access to the city center of Bordeaux. Don't miss the departure of the solitary of Figaro each year, and the Festival of the river
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  • Long ago this place had ceased to be a port, which was moved downstream of the Garonne. Now, it's a beautiful architectural ensemble of the Enlightenment, with the possibility of long-term. Note that every even year in June here arranged Wine Festival. Buy glass inlet in futljarchike and an infinite number of times you can taste white, rosé, Red; dry and dessert wine (Bordeaux is, it turns out that there is), listen to lectures and seminars about the history of creation and gustatory features of bordoskih wines. One word-Festival. Recommend to all interested in this drink and indifferent to the culture and history of Aquitaine because wine in Bordeaux is part of culture and history.
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