Erected between 1894 and 1902 in memory of the Girondin officials who fell victim to the Reign of Terror following the French ... More
Monument aux Girondins
Erected between 1894 and 1902 in memory of the Girondin officials who fell victim to the Reign of Terror following the French Revolution, this column stands 43 meters (141 feet) tall and features a superb fountain in the heart of the city, in one of the greatest plazas in Europe. Its summit is topped with a statue of "Freedom breaking its shackles." Among the imposing statues one can also find "the Triumph of the Republic" (towards the Grand Theâtre), which recalls the fundamental laws of the nation, and "the Triumph of the Concord" (towards the quartier des Chartrons), protecting brotherhood. The bronzes of the fountain were restored in 1983.
The Croiseur Colbert is one of the country's biggest warships and belongs to the French Navy. Now with a new
lease of life as a museum, you can retrace the life of the vessel from her construction in 1953 ...
Built by Victor Louis between 1773 and 1780, the Grand Theâtre is considered as one of the most beautiful 18th
century buildings in Europe. Well known companies, such as the National Orchestra of Bordeaux Aquitaine, perform here, but the ...
This memorial was built in 1918 in honor of soldiers from the region, who fought during the First World War.
Eight tall stone columns lead up to the pediment, on which the names of the main battlefields are engraved. ...