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29 May 2021  |  UNESCO , Tourism, Holidays

Port of the moon in Bordeaux

Since the Middle Ages, the port of the Moon has been the name given to the port of Bordeaux due to its crescent shape as it crosses the city. It is also represented on the coat of arms of the city. This part of the river which is also called "the harbour" which today has a strong tourist activity.

Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage

The appellation of Bordeaux Port de Lune also refers to 2007 when the city of Bordeaux was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

World recognition at UNESCO is also linked to the urban project. With the cleaning of facades and highlights, the development of the tram, and new pedestrian walkways. All this now highlights the Bordeaux river.

Architectural homogeneity

The moon port of Bordeaux represents a classical and neoclassical architectural homogeneity, including the royal square.

It is a very popular place for locals but also for tourists who enjoy the beautiful panorama. Strolling along the river is very pleasant, you will find the Miroir d'eau, the large square with all the fountains, and terraces for drinks.

It makes you want to take a little tour of Bordeaux!


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Amélie Roca

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