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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  • While walking around Bordeaux and seeing all the amazing buildings we came across the monument just off the centre. The statue has numerous fountains and bronze statues that makes a wonderful sight.  more »
  • The quinconces always also agrebles, to walk around the days of good weather, great when there is fair and especially very central as memories of this place and the story of the missing statues during war intended to be melted for Cannon , that would sant a railroader hijacking ends has this use. Fortunately they are so beautiful
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Most hotels in Bordeaux sit conveniently located a stone's throw away from the train station. Look to Quinconces Square and Gambetta Square for high-end hotels. Those who prefer more budget-friendly accommodations may want to seek out a youth hostel--a relatively recent addition to the city. To secure a spot here, make sure to book ahead of time. In addition to hotels and hostels, choose from guest rooms in a typical Bordeaux house, or a family-friendly beachside campsite.
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