While two members of our party decided to take a quick coffee brake, Chris, Patrick and myself decided to continue walking and came across the esplanade. Located in the grand esplanade, which is sorrounded by trees, are the two statues of Montaigne and Montesquine. The statues are located on top of twin pillars facing the river towards the end of the espanade.
If you decide to go and visit St-Bruno's then don't forget to take a small tour around the church. One one side you'll find a small place with a pond, several stone pilars and one side completely covered by a stone 'wall' covered with the names of people who died in the first or second world war
Cathedrale St. André
This gothic catherdral is another great building. The construction needed nearly two centuries (13th - 15th century). The building is 124 meters long and 24 meters high and looks absolutely magnificant, a "must-see" when in Bordeaux!
Or the Hotel de Ville (city hall). It used to be the old archbishop's palace and can be dated back to the early middle-ages. In 1771 archbischop Ferdinand-Maximilien Meriadec de Rohan decided to restructure the building and give it its present look. The front and the back of the main structure are identical. The 2 pavillions are now part of the museum of fine arts.
Bordeaux - La Belle Au Bois Dormant
Bordeaux is a port city in the south-west of France. It is the capital of the Aquitaine région, as well as the préfecture (administrative capital) of the Gironde département. The city is nestled along the Garonne River about 45 minutes miles inland from the Atlantic coast. To the west lie various oceanside resort villages like Cap Ferret, to the northwest is Périgueux and Agen is to the southwest.
The city known as La Belle Au Bois Dormant, the 'sleeping Beauty', is well and truly awake after years of slumber. But when during my stay here, it seems the city never sleep at all... ^_^
"Bordeaux @ Nite"
I love walking along the river @ nite. The city so beautiful, the lights, the buildings, cathedral, and everything so great....
Few days stay in Bordeaux seems not enough.... cos too much to see... and just walking around we can admire this city which full with old building and gate, and also history of this city...
When you visit Bordeaux, you’re sure to have wonderful time. No matter where you go in the city, there is always something worthwhile to do, see, or enjoy.
"paradise for shopaholics and wine aficionados"
Bordeaux is an absolute paradise for shopaholics and wine aficionados. Easily one of France’s most beautiful and interesting cities, Bordeaux’s pedestrian shopping zone is constantly filled with tourists and locals alike. As a hub of the Bordeaux wine-producing region, there are numerous shops selling high-quality wines at low prices. There are many tours to the area’s grandiose wine châteaux for tastings in stunning settings.