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Garonne River Cruise Including Dinner from Bordeaux
"Embark on your Garonne River cruise near Bordeaux city center and be welcomed aboard with a cocktail. One of France’s longest rivers the Garonne snakes through the city and the surrounding wine region and is the perfect vantage point to capture the beauty of Bordeaux. Sit back relax and enjoy views of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed buildings and landmarks that line the historic waterfront.Stately Place de la Bourse Quai Richelieu and the imposing Gothic spire of Basilica of St Michael all take on a beautiful glow at night illuminated by the orange hue of the floodlights. Camera in hand
From EUR58.00
 
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
 
Hot Air Balloon Flight and Breakfast over the Volcanoes of Catalonia
"Discover the beauty of Catalonia's volcanoes from the sky at bird’s eyes view! Come and enjoy the experience of flying in a hot-air balloon over La Garrotxa Volcanic Zone Natural Park one of the most interesting areas of dormant volcanoes in Europe.
 A flight in a hot-air balloon is a different way of travelling – float in the air in pure peace and quiet and enjoy the feeling of absolute freedom of perfect stillness of adventure.Ideal for nature-lovers and those searching for new sensations a hot-air balloon flight gives you a 360º bird’s-eye view of the landscape below.
 On clear days the views stretch from Montserrat to the Mediterranean Sea with the Pyrenees omnipresent in the background and the dormant volcanoes below.The activity begins bright and early in the morning (in the summer at 07.00
From EUR190.00

Garonne river & banks Tips (11)

Les quais

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...
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Klod5
Aug 16, 2005

Traversez les ponts !

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...
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Klod5
Aug 16, 2005

La Chaussée du Bazacle

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...
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Klod5
Aug 16, 2005

Sunset

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...
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Klod5
Nov 03, 2004

L'été en hiver - 6 february 2004

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...
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Klod5
Feb 07, 2004

The Garonne river

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...
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Klod5
Apr 21, 2003

Take a walk on Pont Neuf

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...
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0yvind
Aug 25, 2002

Walk along la Garonne when the...

Walk along la Garonne when the sun is going down and the lights are coming to life! La Place Saint-Pierre! Among the best places to see a football (soccer) game (especially The World Cup!) or a Rugby...
fdkingpin
Aug 24, 2002

You should definately take a...

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....
moondrop
Aug 23, 2002

Visit the PONT NEUF and the...

Visit the PONT NEUF and the old area of Toulouse 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...

Take a stroll along the beautiful canals and the Garonne. Talk with the Toulousains and Toulousiennes and do what they do, enjoy life! Being there
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ossen5
Aug 24, 2002
 
 
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Jacobins Church & Cloister

The Jacobean Church was begun in the 13th century by the Dominican Order of Preachers, which was founded in 1215 by Saint Dominique for the purpose of combating heresy. An unusual feature of this...
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Musée des Antiques - St Raymond

I must admit that I'm not a huge fan of antiquities. I find ancient history fascinating, and love to visit museums that track the Greek colonization, Phoenician settlements, pre-Indo European...
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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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