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Place des Quinconces

Place des Quinconces, 33000 Bordeaux, France

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About Place des Quinconces

The Quinconces is one of the main squares of the city center of Bordeaux in France . It hosts funfairs and fairs of all kinds thanks to its large area. it consists of a plaza sloping gently towards the Garonne bordered on the north and south of tree plantations. The imposing monument to the Girondins and two rostral columns decorate the two ends.



Attractions near Place des Quinconces

Monument aux Girondins0.13km from Place des Quinconces

The monument to the Girondins , located in Bordeaux , place des Quinconces , was erected between 1894 and 1902 in memory of the Girondins deputies who were victims of the Terror . The Bordelais commonly call it “column of the Girondins” or “monument of the Girondins". It has been classified as a historical monument since 2011.

Grand Théâtre de Bordeaux0.23km from Place des Quinconces

The  Grand-Théâtre, an 18th-century architectural masterpiece by Victor Louis, is now the stage for the Bordeaux National Opera. In the course of its long history dotted with theatre plays, operas and concerts, the Grand-Théâtre has played host to the most famous of artists. It was conceived as a temple of the Arts and Light, with a neo-classical facade.

CAPC Museum of Contemporary Art of Bordeaux0.41km from Place des Quinconces

CAPC Musée d'art contemporain de Bordeaux , formerly the Center d'arts plastiques contemporains, is a museum of modern art established in 1973 in Bordeaux, France.  It was a former warehouse for colonial goods such as sugar, coffee, cocoa, cotton, spices and oils. a beautiful sleep reminiscent of a medieval church and used to present temporary exhibitions.

Place de la Bourse0.46km from Place des Quinconces

Place de la Bourse is a square in Bordeaux, France and one of the city's most recognizable sites and it is an elegant example of French architecture and is said to have inspired a lot of the architecture of central Paris. The buildings framing this place royale consist of the Hôtel des Fermes, built by Gabriel's father, followed by the Hôtel de la Bourse built by Gabriel himself, and the isolated central pavilion. One of the beautiful places to see and you can enjoy each part of this place.

Le miroir d'eau0.48km from Place des Quinconces

The world's largest reflecting pool The "Miroir d'Eau" is less than 20 years old, but located just across from a monument nearly 3 centuries old.  This spectacular pool, designed by landscape artist Michel Corajoud, alternates a mirror effect and artificial misting in an extraordinary way. A reflective granite floor with two-centimeter high water on it , makes the reflection. It is one of the prime attractions in this area.

Rue Sainte-Catherine0.57km from Place des Quinconces

A 1. 2 km long pedestrian street which was the main shopping street in Bordeaux, France.  The street has been almost entirely pedestrianized since 1984. It divides the city in two along a north-south axis from Place de la Comédie, where the Grand Théâtre is, to Place de la Victoire where the Theimer Column is. It is one of the main shopping centres in this area.

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The Nouvelle-Aquitaine region is the largest region of France with an area of 84,035.7 kilometer square. Tourism is an important sector in a region with significant assets, starting with a mild and sunny climate, wine tourism, many heritage sites, sandy beaches for surfers, and mountains for skiers.