Girondins Monument

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Girondins Monument

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Members of a key political group in the French Revolution are commemorated by this spectacular pillar and statue, which towers over a dramatic bronze fountain.

The Girondins Monument is a tribute to one of the more unfortunate groups during the Revolution, whose members were executed despite playing a part in its inception. Located on a long, spacious esplanade, the iconic landmark offers opportunities for photos of the impressive fountain and sculptures beneath the stone tower. Walk along the river banks to reach the monument before exploring other nearby attractions.

The very politically active group, the Girondins, played a crucial part in the early progress of the French Revolution; they played a central part in founding the legislative assembly. However, as power was ceded to the violent Jacobins, the constitutional changes of the Revolution led to the Reign of Terror, during which the more moderate Girondins faced execution along with thousands of others.

Look upward at the pillar, which is about 140 feet (43 meters) tall. At its top is a statue of an angel of liberty holding a broken chain. The base of the column features a statue of women representing Bordeaux, the Garonne River and the Dordogne region.

Admire the detail of the bronze fountains flanking the monument. One of the fountains is known as the Triumph of the Republic and depicts a woman holding an olive branch, a symbol of peace. Try to guess the meaning of each figure in the fountains; one celebrates family and another brotherhood.

Participate in one of the fairs or events on the surrounding Places des Quinconces. The large square frequently hosts artists, circuses and sporting competitions throughout the year.

The monument is located near other points of interest in central Bordeaux. After examining the sculptures, relax in the public gardens or explore modern art at CAPC musée d'art contemporain (contemporary art museum) north of the monument. Head south from the monument to view the National Opera of Bordeaux and Notre Dame Church.

The Girondins Monument is located in central Bordeaux and is well served by public transportation. To get here, take a bus to Enghien or ride the tram to Quinconces. The monument is less than a 5-minute walk from the Bordeaux tourism office.

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