Quinconces Esplanade (Esplanade des Quinconces), Bordeaux

(3.6/5 based on 550+ reviews on the web)
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.
Create a full Bordeaux itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Bordeaux

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Bordeaux by other users

60 days in Bordeaux BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 1 day in Bordeaux BY A USER FROM CANADA June, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 11 days in Europe BY A USER FROM PORTUGAL September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 13 days in France BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 8 days in Bordeaux, Nice & Paris BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 30 days in France SEE PLAN May, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 3 days in Bordeaux BY A USER FROM LEBANON April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Bordeaux BY A USER FROM LEBANON April, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: April, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Bordeaux BY A USER FROM LEBANON July, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: July, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 26 days in Europe BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA November, culture, relaxing, popular PREFERENCES: November, culture, relaxing ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Bordeaux BY A USER FROM FRANCE April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in Spain, Portugal & Bordeaux BY A USER FROM FRANCE May, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • We passed this as we strolled the city center. Nice views and great pictures. The sun was just perfect for us to get some good shots.  more »
  • Not much to see here really, a standing pole with a dry pont, worth the walk towards here though, some pretty unique building along the way.  more »
  • Visiting in the corner with a beautiful Sun we could see this monument that dominates the quinconces square. Must see when you are in bordeaux. Unfortunately not visit inside that's a shame.
    View original
Google
  • Great food
  • Dinner 08/12 16 Server cool good meal play pork. Cod brandade good entries (egg fatty liver)
    View original
  • Good traditional dishes
    View original
  • Very negative experience, trap tourists. The best of the server is done to deceive the customer. Wines with the card very dear and close to cheap wine for the chosen one. More ordered wine is served in a carafe while the bottle is presented: to wonder if he really is the wine ordered on the map. The meal: odious lamb chops served bleeding while we requested pink and covered in a vile bread crumbs that had bread crumbs as the name. Apples Dauphine as big as billiard balls and hollow inside. In short a dish unique and want to add more. The ladies with the broken flush, the garbage that overflows with paper, not SOAP, not to wipe their hands and without counting with the returns of odours. What do health check services? And I forgot the unwashed glasses. Go your way.
    View original
  • The servers are cool! And the food isn't bad... I only had an appetizer and a dessert. GT satisfied.
    View original