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Bordeaux City Sights Walking Tour
"Your 2-hour walking tour starts from the tourist office in central Bordeaux. The exact route may vary depending on the weather and number of people in the group but your guide will be sure to show you as many of the city’s highlights as possible.Walk to Monument aux Girondins a dramatic fountain statue commemorating the Girondists a group of political martyrs who were executed for their militant support during the French Revolution.Continue along the banks of the Garonne River to Place de la Bourse home to the stock exchange. This square was laid out in the 1700s by King Louis XV's architect Gabriel to act as a dramatic frame for an equestrian statue of the monarch.Make your way to Rue Sainte-Catherine the pedestrian street in the heart of the historical city center
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Garonne River Cruise Including Lunch from Bordeaux
"Board your cruiser near Bordeaux's city center and enjoy a welcome cocktail as you settle in and begin gliding along the Garonne River. One of the largest rivers in France the Garonne runs through Bordeaux and offers sightseers beautiful views of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed buildings that line the historic waterway.Admire typical French classical and neoclassical architecture as you cruise past Place de la Bourse a dramatic 18th-century square laid out by King Louis XV's architect. Cruise along Quai Richelieu to the arch of Porte de Bourgogne pass under the Pont de Pierre bridge and admire the flamboyant Gothic spire of Basilica of St Michael.With Bordeaux's sights drifting by sit down to a lovely 3-course lunch freshly prepared on board (see sample menu below. Drinks are at your own expense). View the Port of Bassens and glide under the Pont d'Aquitaine suspension bridge to elegant Château Grattequina the turning-point of your cruise.Your 3-hour Bordeaux lunch cruise ends back at the starting point.Sample Menu:Starter (choice of one): Homemade terrine Mullet tartare with dill vinaigrette Main course (ch""
From EUR55.00
 
Garonne River Cruise Including Bordeaux Wine Tasting
"Begin your Bordeaux cruise at Quai Richelieu or Cité du Vin and set off along the ancient Garonne River. Admire views of Bordeaux'sUNESCO World Heritage-listed cityscape as you cruise past historic landmarks and architectural treasures. Bordeaux has and the sense of history is palpable.View stately Place de la Bourse and pass under the modern Jacques Chalban-Delmas Bridge and the imposing Pont d’Aquitaine bridge. With Bordeaux's waterfront sights drifting slowly past listen as your guide explains the remarkable history architecture and heritage of this fine city and feel free to ask any questions you may have.Watch ornate city buildings give way to the open farmland and nature reserves of the Aquitaine region. Now you're in the heart of Bordeaux wine country home to famous wine-producing areas including St-Emilion Médoc
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Garonne river & banks Tips (11)

Les quais

Favorite thing Les quais, tels que nous les connaissons aujourd'hui datent du XIX° siècle, lorsque les digues furent érigées pour proteger la ville des crues du fleuve.
C'est une agréable promenade familliale depuis que la police en a chassé les dealers.

Fondest memory The embankments, as us know them today date the XIX° century, when the dams were erected to protect the city of the rises in the water level of the stream.
It is a pleasant domestic walk since the police hunted the drug dealers of it.

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Klod5
Aug 16, 2005

Traversez les ponts !

Favorite thing Ne restez pas dans le centre historique et touriste de la vieille ville, mais traversez les ponts pour aller découvrir le quartier Saint-Cyprien.
A bout du Pont Saint-Pierre, le dôme de la chapelle de l'hospice de La Grave fait briller sa coupole de cuivre au soleil du Midi. Vous entrez alors dans le quartier où vivaient ceux que les bourgeois ne voulaient pas en ville (malades, tanneurs, petits métiers divers dans un espace humide et insalubre...)

Fondest memory Don't remain in the historic and tourist center of the old city, but cross the bridges to be going to discover the Saint-Cyprien district.
To tip of the Bridge Saint Pierre, the dome of the chapel of the hospice of La Grave made shine its dome of copper in the sun of the Midi. You enter then in the district where lived those that the bourgeoises didn't want in city (sick, tanners, small various professions in a humid and unsanitary space...)

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Klod5
Aug 16, 2005

La Chaussée du Bazacle

Favorite thing Un très beau point de vue sur la Garonne est possible au fond du jardin Raymond VI, derrière le musée d'Arts Contemporain. Un belvédère y domine la Chaussée du Bazacle, l'ancien gué utilisé depuis la préhistoire, en face de l'ancienne ville, et aux pieds des murailles qui entourent l'hospice de La Grave.

Fondest memory A very beautiful point of view on the Garonne is possible to the bottom of the garden Raymond VI, behind the museum of arts Contemporary. A belvedere dominates the Chaussée du Bazacle there, the former ford used since the prehistory, in front of the former city, and to the feet of the defensive walls that surround the hospice of La Grave.

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Klod5
Aug 16, 2005

Sunset

Favorite thing Un de mes lieux préféré est la Promenade Henri Martin (dédiée au peintre impressionniste toulousain du XIXe siècle). Sur les quais de la Garonne, aménagés pour les piétons, des espaces de gazon, des bancs, permettent une promenade, romantique ou pour se délasser. Dès les premiers rayons de soleil, les toulousaines viennent se dorer à l'abris du vent. En été, c'est aussi le lieux pour admirer de superbes coucher de soleil sur la Garonne

One of my places favorite is the Promenade Henri Martin (dedicated to the toulousian impressionist painter of the XIXe century). On the embankments of the Garonne, arranged for the pedestrians, of the spaces of lawn, of the benches, permit a walk, romantic or to relax. Since the first sunbeams, the toulousian womens comes to turn a golden color to the shelters of wind. In summer, it is also the places to admire of superb sunset on the Garonne

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Nov 03, 2004
 
 
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L'été en hiver - 6 february 2004

Favorite thing Sur les quais de la Garonne, les toulousains profitent du retrour précoce des beaux jours (plus de 20 degres hier) pour prendre le soleil et nourrir les canards.

La chaleur a inondé les quais de la Garonne. Alors qu'il y a de cela quelques jours, les quais de la Daurade buvaient la tasse, les voilà accueillant les tenues légères en plein hiver. A croire que le printemps n'est pas loin, et en plus, cela va durer, car Météo France prevoit du beau temps jusqu'à la fin de la semaine. C'est ainsi que les bonnes habitudes toulousaines vont pouvoir perdurer. Hier dans l'après-midi, le thermomètre affichait une temperature depassant les 20 degres aux terrasses des cafés, où les plus chanceux ont pu se retrouver. D'autres ont pris le temps de donner à manger aux canards qui ont voulu, eux aussi profiter du soleil en sortant de l'eau.

Fondest memory
On the embankments of the Garonne, the toulousains takes advantage of the precocious retrour of the beautiful days (more than 20 degrees yesterday) to take the sun and to feed the ducks.

The heat flooded the embankments of the Garonne. Whereas there is it some days, the embankments of the Daurade drank the cup, there they are welcoming the light holdings in full winter. To believe that the spring is not far, and in addition, it is going to last, because Weather report France foresees good weather until the end of the week. This is how the good habits toulousians is going to be able to last. Yesterday in the afternoon, the thermometer displayed a temperature passing the 20 degrees in the terraces of coffees, where luckiest could meet. Others took the time to give to eat to the ducks who wanted, them also to take advantage of the sun while coming out of water.

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Klod5
Feb 07, 2004

The Garonne river

Favorite thing La ville à été toujours tourné vers le fleuve.
Le Garonne naît en Espagne, en plein coeur des Pyrénées. Il est nourri par les eaux du glacier de La Maladeta qui, après s'être engouffrées dans le Trou du Taureau, ressurgissent dans le Guells del Joeu (l'oeil de Jupiter).
Comme St.-Saturnin qui a été attaché à un taureau pour avoir refusé de sacrifier au culte de Jupiter.

The city to been turned always toward the stream.
The Garonne is born in Spain, in full heart of the Pyrenees. It is fed by the waters of the glacier of The Maladeta that, after being engulfed itself in the Hole of the Taurus, reemerge in the Guells del Joeu (the eye of Jupiter).
As St.-Saturnin that has been attached to a bull to have refused to sacrifice to the cult of Jupiter.

Fondest memory La Garonne est pour les toulousains un endroit propice à la promenade, les berges sont arrangées avec des prairies et des bancs, c'est aussi, de plus en plus souvent une place de fête (fêtes et festivals, feux d'artifices, concerts...).

The Garonne is for the Toulouse's peoples a place auspicious to the walk, the banks are arranged with prairies and benches, it is also, more and more often a place of feast (feasts and festivals, fires of artifices, concerts...).

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Klod5
Apr 21, 2003

Take a walk on Pont Neuf

Fondest memory This beautiful bridge should be walked by every visitor at leas once. The girl on the picture is Jeanette, a friend of my sister. My sister also took the photo and you can visit her on VT by searching for Hanne007.

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0yvind
Aug 25, 2002

Walk along la Garonne when the...

Favorite thing Walk along la Garonne when the sun is going down and the lights are coming to life!

Fondest memory La Place Saint-Pierre! Among the best places to see a football (soccer) game (especially The World Cup!) or a Rugby game!

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Aug 24, 2002

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You should definately take a...

Favorite thing You should definately take a walk along the river bank, better known as Garonne. If you are the type of person that stays up until the sun comes up you will really enjoy seeing a sunrise from here.

Fondest memory The wednesday market in Place du Capitol. There you can find everything, from old 60's vinyls to African sculptures. There is also fresh harvest vegetables and other food.

moondrop
Aug 23, 2002

Visit the PONT NEUF and the...

Favorite thing Visit the PONT NEUF and the old area of Toulouse

Fondest memory This pic was taken opposite the Pont Neuf in of the 'Vieux Quartier' of Toulouse.

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mignonne
Aug 25, 2002

Take a stroll along the...

Favorite thing Take a stroll along the beautiful canals and the Garonne. Talk with the Toulousains and Toulousiennes and do what they do, enjoy life!

Fondest memory Being there

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Aug 24, 2002

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Jacobins Church & Cloister

The last stop on our guided walking tour “Grand Monuments of Toulouse” was the Jacobean (Dominican) convent, adjacent to the Jacobean Church. This convent suffered serious damage during the French...
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Musée des Antiques - St Raymond

Saint-Raymond is a museum for connoisseurs of the Roman antiquity installed in a former university college from the 16th century. The museum is dedicated to the art and to the archaeology of the...
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La Garonne

You’ll never guess what the lady in this sculpture (in the first photo) is supposed to represent. Joan of Arc? No, she’s not Joan of Arc, though the shaft she is holding in her right hand does look...
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Place du Capitole

I have known for a long time that the opera house in Toulouse is called the “Théâtre du Capitole”, but I didn’t realize (never having been there before) that the Opera and the City Hall were in the...
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Briques roses - Pink bricks

If in combination with dressed stone as on the facade of the Capitole (photo n°1) or some private buildings (n°2) bricks in all their shades are pleasant to look at, there are public or religious...
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Musée des Augustins

The major art museum of Toulouse was founded during the French Revolution and is still located in the old Augustinian Convent, which was constructed beginning in the fourteenth century. By the...
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