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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  • 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.
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  • Great food
  • Dinner 08/12 16 Server cool good meal play pork. Cod brandade good entries (egg fatty liver)
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  • Good traditional dishes
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  • 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.
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  • The servers are cool! And the food isn't bad... I only had an appetizer and a dessert. GT satisfied.
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