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A July 2000 trip to Bordeaux by eros

Quote: Bordeaux is not my favorite place ever, but it has a couple highlights. For the shoppers, it has the second-longest shopping street in Europe. The two main things that impressed me were the large fountain ("Esplanade de Quinconces") and the Bordeaux Cathedral (which actually had an English-speaking tour guide!).

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Bordeaux is not my favorite place ever, but it has a couple highlights. For the shoppers, it has the second-longest shopping street in Europe. The two main things that impressed me were the large fountain ("Esplanade de Quinconces") and the Bordeaux Cathedral (which actually had an English-speaking tour guide!).

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Bordeaux has the second-longest shopping street in Europe. It is so long, it would take approximately an hour to walk it, especially with the big crowds that go here daily. You have all brand names here: Calvin Klein, Gap, Levi's, and many others. Shopping is rather expensive here. Along the sides of the street, you have the small food guys where you can get hot dogs, burgers, pretty much anything that's fast food. I was there during a heat wave, and to be honest, you'll want to bring plenty of water. The street is made of some type of rock that gets very warm, so it is very easy to get dehydrated. The way to describe the layout: you have one long shopping street and an adjacent o...Read More