The Water Mirror
The Water Mirror
4.5
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The "Miroir d'Eau" is less than 10 years old, but located just across from a monument nearly 3 centuries old, it has become one of the city's main attractions.
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  • Brown_Samantha
    Kennewick, Washington1,630 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great public space for all to enjoy the water pool/spray mirror effect
    Across from the Place de la Bourse in Bordeaux. The water feature was running/on in late June when we visited. Nice reflection for photographs. Lots of kids and people playing in the shallow water. Great public space.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 10 July 2023
  • Malek Q
    82 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fun for kids but adults shouldn't miss it
    Interesting indeed but there were only few people when we visited. It could be more interesting with more people, and especially kids, playing in the water. The water surface is really like a mirror reflecting the buildings around the square. The river beside makes the scene more admirable.
    Visited June 2023
    Written 13 July 2023
  • irawine
    Benicia, California637 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mother Nature’s Help
    The water mirror is a really nice experience, particularly when Mother Nature is cooperating. We happened to be there on a day with bright blue sky and big puffy white clouds. The reflection in the water was great and not to be missed.
    Visited May 2023
    Written 23 July 2023
  • GlendaW
    Lunenburg, Canada9 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best of Bordeaux
    Bordeaux was such a beautiful city to visit and we thoroughly enjoyed walking around the Place De La Bourse and as it was a hot day the Mirror was the place to be! Everyone had their shoes off walking in the water and many little kids were swimming and playing in the water. A fabulous time had by all👍👍❤️ a must see ( even if the mirror doesn’t always look like the tourist one - 10/10 for Bordeaux
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 14 August 2023
  • Brucestewart
    Livingston, United Kingdom10,160 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Unusual feature to be enjoyed by all
    We came across this fun feature one evening after dinner. Needless to say when my wife saw several other people walking barefoot across the 'Mirror' she took off her shoes and joined them. She said the water was warm no doubt because it had been a warm sunny day.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 10 April 2024
  • Fiona C
    Melbourne, Australia132 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Mirror Wall or Mirror D’Eau
    Located between the Garonne River and Place de la Bourse, the Mirror Wall is only 2cm deep but reflects the day perfectly. Only 20 years old yet is the most-photographed site in Bordeaux and is listed as a contemporary World Heritage Site by Unesco. Take a stroll along the Garonne River, enjoy the park and city, watch children splash and later at night get the perfect reflection photo.
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 30 May 2024
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Fiona C
Melbourne, Australia132 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Located between the Garonne River and Place de la Bourse, the Mirror Wall is only 2cm deep but reflects the day perfectly. Only 20 years old yet is the most-photographed site in Bordeaux and is listed as a contemporary World Heritage Site by Unesco.

Take a stroll along the Garonne River, enjoy the park and city, watch children splash and later at night get the perfect reflection photo.
Written 30 May 2024
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Warby
Bicester, UK3,650 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
Walked past a few times during the day and you could miss it. At night or sunset is really impressive opposite such a large and beautiful building
Written 17 May 2024
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Brucestewart
Livingston, UK10,160 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
We came across this fun feature one evening after dinner. Needless to say when my wife saw several other people walking barefoot across the 'Mirror' she took off her shoes and joined them. She said the water was warm no doubt because it had been a warm sunny day.
Written 10 April 2024
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David B
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
This is an amazing place, must to see in Bordeaux! Sit on the sunshine in the middle of the square which is full of water and enjoy the beautiful view of the palace. The pictures will speak louder then words. 😊
Written 28 March 2024
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AdyWilton
Wilton, UK163 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
You have to be lucky with no wind or other conditions that might affect your appreciation of this ‘mirror’, but if you are I’m sure it is spectacular, unfortunately we weren’t.
Written 25 October 2023
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thecoopersCheshireUK
Winwick, UK292 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Spectacular views we studied from both side of the river worth the view evening and daytime, the walk is worth the effort
Written 26 September 2023
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newingjo
Barnsley, UK20 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
Cool place, the water changes to look like a cloud, lots of people enjoying it, especially children.
Written 24 August 2023
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GlendaW
Lunenburg, Canada9 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Friends
Bordeaux was such a beautiful city to visit and we thoroughly enjoyed walking around the Place De La Bourse and as it was a hot day the Mirror was the place to be! Everyone had their shoes off walking in the water and many little kids were swimming and playing in the water. A fabulous time had by all👍👍❤️ a must see ( even if the mirror doesn’t always look like the tourist one - 10/10 for Bordeaux
Written 14 August 2023
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Kalkan White
Kalkan, Türkiye11,098 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
This piece of city art, couldn’t be more simpler. Using water & the power of reflection to create a really stunning & photogenic piece.
Very popular with small children it seems.
Written 5 August 2023
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irawine
Benicia, CA637 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
The water mirror is a really nice experience, particularly when Mother Nature is cooperating. We happened to be there on a day with bright blue sky and big puffy white clouds. The reflection in the water was great and not to be missed.
Written 23 July 2023
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