Bordeaux is more than wine, it is a treasure trove of classic architecture

The Place de la Bourse (the stock exchange square), making an extended curve with the lane of wharves, forms the crescent symbol of Bordeaux.

At the end of the old Regime in France Victor Louis built in Bordeaux the most beautiful theatre in Europe.

The vast Place des Quinconces has a magnificent fountain of men and horses in bronze, the fountain of the Girondins.
Bordeaux is known all over the world for its fine wines but also for its XVIIIth Century architecture which has been on the Unesco world heritage protection list since 2007. There is an exceptional crescent of wharves  built in the age of enlightenment on the quais and beyond that are Roman ruins and Art Decor buildings.

Thanks to the wine trade, Bordeaux has been wealthy since  Roman Times. The Galian Palace (Ist to IIIrd century) is an amphitheatre of 22,000 seats and the last remaining monument of Burdigala.

It was only in 1822 that the first bridge over the Garonne river was built. This Stone Bridge, the most impressive of its epoch, was declared by its contemporaries to be the monument of the age.

saint André cathedral Bordeaux
Cathédrale Saint André
saint André cathedral portal Bordeaux
Portail de la cathédrale Saint André
Pey Berland saint André cathedral Bordeaux
Tour Pey-Berland
wrought iron balcony Bordeaux facade
Facade du XVIIIième siècle
gallien palace gallo roman amphitheatre Bordeaux
Palais Gallien
Caillau door medieval Bordeaux
Porte Caillau
stone bridge Bordeaux
Pont de Pierre
balcony and facade classical Bordeaux
Facade du XVIIIième siècle
commodities exchange place fountain three graces
Place de la Bourse, fontaine des 3 Grâces
grotesque mask commodities exchange Bordeaux
Mascaron ornant la Bourse
water mirror commodities exchange Bordeaux
Miroir d'eau place de la Bourse
wrought iron balcony Bordeaux facade
Facade du XVIIIième siècle
Great theatre Bordeaux Victor Louis
Grand Théâtre
ceiling Great theatre Bordeaux
Intérieur du Grand Théâtre
Regent hotel Bordeaux
Le Régent grand hotel de Bordeaux
Girondins fountain quinconces place Bordeaux
Fontaine des Girondins
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