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Former Glory

Powerful-looking gateway to the city of Bordeaux at the end of the Pont de Pierre holds strong... read more

Reviewed 31 July 2018
Perth, United Kingdom
Gateway to the city

Porte de Bourgogne located on Place Bir-Hakeim is one of the gateway to the city of Bordeaux. It... read more

Reviewed 17 June 2018
Hong Kong, China
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Place Bir-Hakeim, 33000, Bordeaux, France
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Reviewed 31 July 2018

Powerful-looking gateway to the city of Bordeaux at the end of the Pont de Pierre holds strong historical significance but does look a little out of place today, tightly aqueezed between the adjacent buildings. Worth a look and a photo but not spectacular.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank FairCityFrasie
Reviewed 17 June 2018

Porte de Bourgogne located on Place Bir-Hakeim is one of the gateway to the city of Bordeaux. It is a nice Arch by the waterfront at the junction to Pont Pierre bridge. The medieval gate has its historical value in the 18th century. Worth to...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Reviewed 17 May 2018

The grandest gate to the city at the end of Pont Pierre -- garishly lit at night (which is a bit of a shame).

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Dr_Bob1
Reviewed 13 April 2018

It is just a celebratory gate constructed in the late 1800’s to mark the site of the ancient medieval gate, marking the entry to the city from the ancient road to Paris. The arch is reminiscent of other triumphal arches across Europe. It is worth...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank SoCalOregonian
Reviewed 31 March 2018

one of the minor and more modest city gates of Bordeaux, giving you access to Boulevard Victor Hugo coming from the riverside or even from accross the bridge.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank r0landbrunner
Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

Another gate into the city - this one not of the fortified mind but a fine arch in neo-classical style.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank DublinWelcomesAll
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

This is a must see monument.. it was a pleasure for the eye and not to crowded which allows you to get a good picture!

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank amn90
Reviewed 19 June 2017

The Porte de Bourgogne is certainly the most imposing of the arches I saw whilst in Bordeaux. It stands at the end of a major city-centre thoroughfare, where it meets the riverfront. The area around the arch is neatly kept. For me, the thing that...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Paul R
Reviewed 23 April 2017

You can't miss this arch, it is on the main road that goes along the entire river, lots of trams go by and it's an impressive structure. Although there is nothing around it except a well kept small garden and shops, it's worth the effort...More

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank BarbieMegaTraveller
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Imposing 19th century city gateway, with a fair amount of traffic nearby as well as access to the quays by the Garonne River. Fits perfectly with the style of the surrounding buildings. Easy access to public transportation, in fact, the views from the trams are...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Anna H
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Response from BarbieMegaTraveller | Reviewed this property |
Hi, to answer your question - no, it's an actual landmark not on the riverfront at all, though it's just a short walk from the riverfront. Trams or light rail number A and C go right by it, also bus numbers 24, 45 and C go... More