QUIN­CONCES ES­PLANADE

Charming Bordeaux - - THE DISTRICTS OF BORDEAUX QUINCONCES, GRANDS HOMME -

The Bordeaux of the French Rev­o­lu­tion with its famous ‘Mon­u­ment aux Girondins’ ! Op­po­site the river, two vic­to­ri­ous col­umns stand ded­i­cated to com­mer­cial and mar­itime feats. To ei­ther side stand stat­ues of the much-loved Borde­laise philoso­phers Mon­taigne and Mon­tesquieu. The ‘Mon­u­ment aux Girondins’ is com­posed of gush­ing bronze foun­tains with its raised col­umn, on top of which stands the statue of Lib­erty Break­ing its Chains. It is a trib­ute to the late Men and Women of Gironde who were lost dur­ing the Rev­o­lu­tion. The square reg­u­larly hosts flea-mar­kets, fairs and cir­cuses. Place des Quin­conces - B, C > Quin­conces

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