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Monument aux Girondins
- Monument aux Girondins
- Alt Name:
- Girondins Monument
- French Revolution
- 1700AD - 1799AD
- Musée d’Aquitaine,
about Monument aux Girondins
Monument aux Girondins (The Girondins Monument) is a dramatic fountain statue in Bordeaux which commemorates the Girondists.
The Girondists were originally part of France’s Legislative Assembly, becoming one of the groups which supported the French Revolution as it began. In fact, they were one of the legislature’s most militant sections.
However, in October 1793, the Girondists were executed under the orders of one of the leaders of the Revolution, Maximilien Robespierre after they began opposing the movement.
Monument aux Girondins was built in the early twentieth century as a memorial to the Girondists, now considered to be political martyrs. Depicting the Statue of Liberty standing atop a large pillar and flanked by two pools containing spectacular statues, Monument aux Girondins is a striking memorial to the Reign of Terror.
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Address: Place des Quinconces, 33000 Bordeaux, France
Phone: Contact local tourist office
Monument aux Girondins is fairly centrally located in Bordeaux. Buses 54, 55 and 56 stop nearby on Rue D’Enghien. The nearest tram stations are Quinconces (lines B, C) and Jardin Public (line C). Bordeaux is around 580km southwest of Paris and 240km northwest of Toulouse. It is accessible from both by train (3.5 hours from Paris, 2.5 hours from Toulouse).
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