The "Mirroir 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.
Bordeaux has had one of the largest reflecting pools in the world (3,450 m²) since 2006. Located across from Place de la Bourse, between Quai de la Douane and Quai Louis XVIII, this spectacular pool, designed by landscape artist Michel Corajoud, alternates a mirror effect and artificial misting in an extraordinary way.
The rhythmic changes in 2 cm of water on a gigantic slab of granite make this location truly magical. Children adore playing here and it is a meeting place for lovers as well as people who enjoy putting their feet into the cool water in summer!
Located between the Garonne and beautiful 18th century façades, the Mirroir d'Eau is the most-photographed site in Bordeaux and is listed as a contemporary World Heritage Site by UNESCO. You can immortalise the pool too, and send the photos to your friends around the world.
When Michel Corajoud designed the magnificent Miroir d'Eau (or reflecting pool) opposite Place de la Bourse, he certainly had no idea how immensely popular this would prove to be, especially with children. With help from fountain designer Jean-Max Llorca and architect Pierre Gangnet, Michel Corajoud's 3,500 m² pool provides a breath-taking reflection of the Palais de la Bourse, one of the city's most beautiful monuments. This reflecting pool has also become a major attraction because of the way it changes. The water periodically recedes underground and returns in the form of a cloud of mist that children adore. Weather permitting, this is a favourite place for both the Bordelais and tourists to meet. When it's very hot, children can spend hours here, fascinated by the mist, laughing until they drop with fatigue after having run across the pool dozens of times.