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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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  • One of the most beautiful promenades in Europe, beautiful bridge, very often to the promenade is moored sailboat.
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  • On the port of the Moon, I hear rather the docks of the port of the Moon! Indeed, apart from a few liners and their thousands of tourists site, you won't see many boats! However, the promenade between the stone bridge and the Carter bridge is to do! You will enjoy Bordeaux architecture and lifestyle
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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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