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Monuments & Places

You will find hereunder the unmissable monuments and places for your touristic stay. 

Monuments

Flèche Saint Michel / Saint Michael Steeple
The Saint Michael Basilica’s bell tower reaches a peak of 114 meters; it’s the tallest steeple in South-West of France.

Grand Théâtre
Classified historical monument, this beautiful building is now home to the National Opera. It’s an ideal example of « Italian-style » theatre with its performing arts hall with a capacity of up to 1000 people.  

Grosse Cloche
It’s the belfry of the former City Hall. Its gate and towers are classified historical monuments.

Palais Rohan
Listed by the French Historic Monument Society, the Palais Rohan became in 1935 the City Hall.

Porte Cailhau – Cailhau Gate
Classified historical monument, this gate is located on the Place du Palais. Former defensive gate dedicated to King Charles VIII, you can admire at the top of it a beautiful panorama on the city and the river.

Tour Pey Berland – Pey Berland Tower
Classified historical monument and word heritage by Unesco, the Pey Berland Tower is a not-to-be-missed destination in Bordeaux. You’ll have to climb the 232 steps to reach the terrace at the top.

Pont de Pierre – Stone Bridge
Classified historical monument, this bridge with arches over the Garonne River connects the city centre on left bank to the Bastide district on right bank.

Places

Place de la Bourse
This place is decorated in its centre of the Three Graces Fountain and offers a wonderful view on the water mirror.

Esplanade des Quinconces
Main square of the city centre, the site covers 12 hectares. Its large surface can accommodate concerts and fairs. The Girondists Monument and two columns decorates both extremities.  

Miroir d’eau – Water Mirror
Since 2006, Bordeaux has the biggest water mirror in the world (3 450 m2). Located just in front of the Place de la Bourse, the water mirror alternates extraordinary mirror effects and fog effects. It runs every day from 10 am to 10 pm.