Place de la Bourse (Place Royale)
Place de la Bourse (Place Royale)

Place de la Bourse (Place Royale)

Free admission
Garonne, Bordeaux, 33000

The basics

This famous city square holds an important place in the history of Bordeaux. Built in the mid-18th century, it took 20 years to construct the stately buildings that curve around three of the square's sides (leaving the fourth open to the river Garonne).

In past years the central focus of the square was the Fountain of the Three Graces, built in 1869. More recently, the attention been shared with the popular Mirror of Water feature that was installed in 2006. Whether you’re passing through the square on a guided walking tour or gliding past on a river cruise, you won’t fail to be impressed by the grand spectacle.

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Things to know before you go

  • The Place de la Bourse is a great spot for photographers, especially at night when the city lights are reflected in the Mirror of Water.
  • The square is wheelchair-accessible.
  • Learn more about the history of commerce in Bordeaux with a guided walking tour.
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How to get there

Place de la Bourse is right in the center of Bordeaux. You can easily access it on foot or by bike, city tram (take Line C to Place de la Bourse), or electric buggy, which can be hired in town for easy sightseeing.

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When to get there

The Place de la Bourse is a public space, open 24 hours a day. It’s a major city attraction and can be crowded during the day, especially on weekends and during the summer. It's especially nice to visit at night when the city lights are reflected in the Mirror of Water. In general, Spring and fall are the best times to visit, with milder temperatures and fewer crowds. Check the forecast for rain in the summer.

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The Cité du Vin

The region around Bordeaux has been producing wine for almost 2,000 years. You can learn all about it at the Cité du Vin, a huge museum and theme park dedicated to all things wine. Test your senses with the different winemaking scents, then head to the top floor to enjoy a glass of wine paired with great views of the city.

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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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