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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  • Quinconces Esplanade is one of the largest squares in Europe. You will enjoy your walk among trees and impressive monuments. The last decade the place has become the most important public transport hu...  more »
  • This place is a HUGE area which tends to host events a few times a year such as an amusement fair, football games during national, european or world championships, or the biggest Brocante (event durin...  more »
  • A very impressive square (one of the largest city squares in Europe), which is often used for events to benefit the community. It has an absolutely beautiful fountain that is well work seeking out to ...  more »