Quinconces Esplanade (Esplanade des Quinconces), Bordeaux

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The largest city square in Europe at 126,000 sq m (31 acres), Quinconces Esplanade (Esplanade des Quinconces) is the most important public transport hub in Bordeaux. Come here to take a tram, bus, shuttle, or coach--or just to see the amazing sculptures and monuments, some dating from the early 1800s. These artworks include, among others: two 1829 rostral columns that are 21 m (69 ft) tall and symbolize commerce and navigation; the 1858 white-marble statues of the famed French philosophers Montaigne and Montesquieu; the Girondists monument that was erected in the memory of those killed during the Revolution’s Reign of Terror; and statues dedicated to the Eloquence, the Republic, and Liberty. To visit Quinconces Esplanade (Esplanade des Quinconces) on your trip to Bordeaux, use our Bordeaux vacation route planner.
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  • The largest Plaza in Europe with the great monument to the Girondins. Place of the city.
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  • The quinconces square was the location of the trumpet Castle and its glaze. (part deserted around the castle to watch the enemy). I invite you to go and see the history of this fountain, missing 1943 to 1982 on the site of the city of Bordeaux.et to discover statues of Montaigne and Montesquieu hidden among the trees.
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  • Pretty park, close to shops and cafes in Bordeaux - easily accessible by metro. Lovely water fountain.