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|Place de la Bourse Square|
|Miroir d'eau - Water mirror|
|Pont du Pierre Bridge|
|Monument aux Girondins|
|Colisee - Palais Gallien|
|Saint Emilion Town|
|Vineyard, Viticulture, Grape|
|Chateau Clos des Menuts|
|The Great Dune of Pyla|
|Paragliding Dune of Pyla|
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|Dune of Pyla's Stairs|
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Bordeaux, Saint Emilion - France
See and do
BordeauxTop pictures of Bordeaux
Known as the city of wine, Bordeaux with its delightful pedestrian streets and majestic buildings has been recognized as World Heritage Site by UNESCO for its outstanding urban and architectural ensemble of the 18th century.
Place de la Bourse Square
One of the most important squares of Bordeaux, the Place de la Bourse is adjacent to the eponymous 1730-1775 Stock Exchange building (Palace de la Bourse).
Miroir d'eau - Water mirror
The water mirror (Miroir d'eau) is an ingenious idea of the 21st century. Located across from the Place de la Bourse and along the banks of the Garonne river, the Miroir d'eau is a strange place filled with two inches of water. The result is a fresh "full of children playing with adults.
Do not miss a walk along the banks of the Garonne. This river flows into the sea a few kilometers north of the city and the most curious thing is that the water flow reverses direction! By day the water flows from the mountains to the sea due to high tide, while at night and to change runs from the mountains to the sea (low tide).
Pont du Pierre Bridge
Pierre du Pont was the first Bordeaux's bridge, built by Napoleon was built in 1810 to 1822.
Bordeaux Cathedral (Cathédrale Saint-André de Bordeaux) is undoubtedly a landmark of the city. The cathedral consecrated by Pope Urban II in 1906 is considered World Heritage by UNESCO.
Monument aux Girondins
With its 126,000 square meters, the square Place des Quinconces is the largest in Europe. The monument's main square is the Monument aux Girondins 1894 - 1902, dominated by an imposing column (column de Dumilatre) and surrounded by a beautiful fountain with horses.
Colisee - Palais Gallien
Palais Gallien are the ruins of a 2nd century Roman amphitheater. It 'called Colisee, ie Coliseum.
Saint EmilionSaint Emilion Town
Saint Emilion is an exceptional example of an historic vineyard landscape that has remained intact over the years. And 'considered World Heritage by UNESCO. The medieval village of Saint Emilion is perfect for strolling small, with most of the pedestrian streets, full of medieval buildings, narrow alleys and stairs.
Vineyard, Viticulture, Grape
Here the grape has been worshiped since the Roman times, and viticulture was intensified in the Middle Ages. Today dozens of important brands produce wine in Saint Emilion. Tourists can visit all the wineries (Chateau) in the area that are at least fifty. The tours, often free, are organized by the tourist office in the town center.
Only 100 meters north of the city walls, the Chateau Cardinal-Villemaurine is an extraordinary example of an ancient cellar. Exellent professional guides will lead you through the corridors of the cellars, which sometimes almost reminiscent of ancient Egypt. The wineries are as big as a football field. At the end of the visit is possibile to taste superb wines. The tours must be booked at the tourist office (just a few hours in advance).
Chateau Clos des Menuts
One of the few wineries within the walls of the town, Chateau Cardinal-Villemaurine has superb cellars. On the ground floor of the polite and professional waiters will guide you to taste some delicious wines, choosing from the many bottles on the table. The visit is free.
Dune of PylaThe Great Dune of Pyla
Crowded by thousands of visitors, the Great Dune of Pyla (the dune du Pyla) is the largest sand dune in Europe. Since its maximum height of 107 meters you can enjoy a view over Atlantic Ocean and islets. Dune of Pyla is located 60Km from Bordeaux, south of the Arcachon basin.
Paragliding Dune of Pyla
Dune of Pyla is well known by paragliders. Every day we see several colored sails in the skies of the dune.
Run, play on the dune
The dune is an important natural heritage, visitors might think of meeting many biologists and naturalists, but was invaded by tourists that go to the dunes to play. It 's amazing how young and old are found in this "amusement park" natural to have fun running and already wildly rolling dunes, doing somersaults and flipped, coming down with the surf boards, playing with kites.
Dune of Pyla's Stairs
There are some stairs leading up to the top of the dune.
Cape Ferret oysters
The Arcachon basin area is known for its oysters. Take a ferry from Arcachon to Cape Ferret and walk till the south there are the typical "farming - oyster restaurants. Do not forget to taste the freshly caught oysters accompanied by crisp white Bordeaux. The terraces of the restaurants often offer a panoramic view on the Dune de Pyla.