Place de la Bourse

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Place de la Bourse at night with the Miroir d'eau and tram

Place de la Bourse is one of the most recognizable sights of Bordeaux. Its architect was Ange-Jacques Gabriel, it was built from 1730 to 1775[1]

In the original plan, there was a statue of King Louis XV. However, the statue was destroyed during the French Revolution, after the destruction of the statue, a Corinthian column-fountain was built on the square. Finally, in 1869 "Three Graces" was installed in the same location.

Design of the surrounding buildings was finished by Ange-Jacques Gabriel in 1739, however the project was issued two weeks after the architect's death, after his death, his son came in change and finished the construction of the buildings. [1]


Coordinates: 44°50′29″N 0°34′12″W / 44.8415°N 0.5700°W / 44.8415; -0.5700