PLACE DE LA BOURSE -

Charming Bordeaux - - THE DISTRICTS OF BORDEAUX -

STOCK EX­CHANGE SQUARE

A mag­nif­i­cent achieve­ment of the En­light­en­ment Era that sym­bol­ises Bor­deaux’s open­ing onto the River Garonne and the rest of the world. In the 18th cen­tury, the In­ten­dant Boucher de­cided to cre­ate the Place Royale, which would fi­nally open up the fortress town. Hô­tel des Fer­mes (left wing) was con­structed by Gabriel, the chief ar­chi­tect of King Louis XV, and Hô­tel de la Bourse (right

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