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"PLACE DES QUINCONCES" Top 5 Page for this destination Esplanade des Quinconces Tip by lorgnierl

Esplanade des Quinconces, Bordeaux: 11 reviews and 26 photos


this vast esplanade spreads out over 12 hectares
lost among the trees, two marbles giants face each other; Montesquieu and Montaigne
at one end of the place , the allegorical "Monument to the Girondiins" is ddeicated to the government deputies of the gironde region, leading federalist agitators during the french revolution who all lost their heads
the 50m high columns depicts "liberty breaking free from the chains of oppresion" at the base of hte statue, impressive bronze fountains symbolise the triumph of the republic and the concorde


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  • Written Aug 19, 2003
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