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. By using our Bordeaux driving holiday planner , you can arrange your visit to Quinconces Esplanade (Esplanade des Quinconces) and other attractions in Bordeaux.
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  • It is a normal attraction, a source with much details and finishes in the city and part of tourism to make.
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  • On the Esplanade are mounted to markets of all kinds, with its stalls of churros, buns and others, such as a fair or com I say, as any street market. It is very extensive and is in the heart, so it has no loss and is a must. I recommend going in the morning and take a horilla or 2 pasaer there, who knows, to the brilliant find some bargain!
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  • Very beautiful and vast place of Bordeaux: she is 12 hectares and is one of the largest squares in Europe. It opens on the river and walk on the docks by 2 columns surmounted by statues representing the maritime trade. It's a very nice place when it is not overrun with fairground fairs Bazaar
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