"Esplande des Quinconces" Bordeaux Favorite Tip by KiNyA

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Favorite thing: The most prominent feature of Esplande des Quinconces, a large square, is the fountain-monument to the Girondins, a group of moderate, bourgeois National Assembly deputies during the French Revolution, 22 of whom were excuted in 1793 for alleged counter-Revolutionary activities. The entire 50-metre-high ensemble, completed in 1902, was dismantled in 1943 by the Germans so the statues could be melted down for their 52 tonnes of bronze.

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  • Written Oct 11, 2002
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