Historical Places, Beautiful Bordeaux
Bordeaux started as an ancient village Burdigala along the Garonne River in what is now southwest France. The Romans, the Celts, the English, and the French have ruled here for the centuries. It has been called by many nicknames over the years such as La Belle Endormie (sleeping beauty) and Little Rome because it has black walls due to pollution.
These days, Bordeaux comes out as a sparkling clean especially at the front door, the Port of the Moon or Port de la Lune. It got this title because the river bends just like a crescent moon at this point. Miroir d’Eau constructed in 2006 is a modern UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Grosse Cloche turns to Big Bell that placed atop a significant gate. It is one of only 2 gates that are presently standing from the medieval wall of Bordeaux.
The Monument aux Girondins is devoted to French Revolution’s local heroes, with a towering column in the middle and two colossal fountains on either side, all with breathtaking symbols to discover.
Place des Quinconces is another most popular location of Bordeaux that should not be missed. It is Europe’s one of the largest public squares.