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Quinconces Square (Esplanade des Quinconces) Tours

Stretching more than 12 hectares (30 acres) along the banks of the Garonne River, Quinconces Square (Place des Quinconces) is Bordeaux’s largest square. Comprising a vast esplanade flanked by tree-lined walkways and fronted by the grand Monument to the Girondins, it’s among the most important sites of the city’s UNESCO-listed historic center.

The Basics
No sightseeing tour of Bordeaux would be complete without a stop at Quinconces Square. Located a short stroll from the Golden Triangle, Place de la Comédie, and Rue Sainte-Catherine, it’s also a strategic starting point for a walking tour. There are plenty of other ways to get around; you can join a Bordeaux Segway tour, cycle the city on an electric bike, or enjoy a self-guided tour by electric car. 

Things to Know Before You Go
  • There are no public amenities in Quinconces Square itself, but there are a number of bars and restaurants just south.
  • Bordeaux’s main tourist information office is located at the southwest corner of the square and has restrooms and free Wi-Fi.
  • Quinconces Square is easily accessible for wheelchairs and strollers.

How to Get There
Quinconces Square, located between Quai Louis XVIII and Place Tourny in central Bordeaux, is within walking distance of many central attractions. A number of bus routes and tram lines (B and C) pass by the square, and there’s a large car park at the northern end of the square.

When to Get There
The most atmospheric time to visit Quinconces Square is during its many seasonal events and festivals. There’s something happening almost every weekend, including a summer funfair, a large Christmas market, sporting events, and arts and crafts fairs.

Monuments of Quinconces Square
The Monument to the Girondins, located at the western end of Quinconces Square, was built to honor the Girondists who were executed during the French Revolution. Today it’s a striking sight to behold, with bronze horses and warriors surrounding a central column, all crowned with a statue of liberty. Other monuments of interest include statues dedicated to the Bordeaux philosophers Montaigne and Montesquieu, as well as rostral columns that symbolize the city’s maritime and commercial prowess. 

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Bordeaux Gourmet Food Walking Tour with Lunch, Bordeaux, null
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Bordeaux Gourmet Food Walking Tour with Lunch

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Taste Bordeaux’s many delights on this 4-hour gourmet food tour. Exploring the city on foot with your food-lover guide, visit well-known local shops to meet ...  Read more

Location: Bordeaux, France
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $83.80
Bordeaux Segway Tour, Bordeaux, Food Tours
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Bordeaux Segway Tour

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Explore Bordeaux in style and discover top attractions such as Place des Quinconces, Rue Sainte-Catherine, Place de la Comédie and Bordeaux Cathedral on ...  Read more

Location: Bordeaux, France
Duration: 60 minutes (approx.)

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Bordeaux Super Saver: Small-Group Trip to Arcachon with Oyster Tasting and Lunch plus Médoc Wine ... 
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Bordeaux Super Saver: Small-Group Trip to Arcachon with Oyster Tasting and Lunch plus Médoc Wine Tour

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Enjoy a full day of gorgeous vineyards, stunning châteaux, fine wine and fresh oysters as you visit the Médoc wine region and the Bay of Arcachon for ...  Read more

Location: Bordeaux, France
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

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1.5-Hour Bordeaux Electric Car Self-Guided Sightseeing Tour, Bordeaux, Wine Tasting & Winery Tours
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1.5-Hour Bordeaux Electric Car Self-Guided Sightseeing Tour

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Enjoy this 1.5 hours tour in a little electric car for a lot of fun in town. It has great 360° visibility with its glass roof to fully discover Bordeaux ...  Read more

Location: Bordeaux, France
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

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2.5-Hour Bordeaux Self-Guided Sightseeing Tour by Electric Car, Bordeaux, City Tours
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2.5-Hour Bordeaux Self-Guided Sightseeing Tour by Electric Car

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Visit Bordeaux at your own rhythm, discover its most beautiful monuments but also contemporary Bordeaux aboard an electric vehicle equipped with a GPS ...  Read more

Location: Bordeaux, France
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

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2-Hour Bordeaux Electric Bike Tour, Bordeaux, Self-guided Tours & Rentals
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2-Hour Bordeaux Electric Bike Tour

Explore UNESCO-listed Bordeaux in style and discover top attractions with ease on this 2-hour Electric Bike tour. Follow a guide through the streets of ...  Read more

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