Miroir d'Eau (Water Mirror)
Quai de la Douane & Quai Louis XVIII
One of the most beautiful places in Bordeaux, the Miroir d'Eau (Mirror of Water) is a rectangular pool that goes 2 centimeters deep (0.8 inches). You can find it between the Quai de la Douane and the Quai Louis XVII directly across from the Place de la Bourse
. In warm weather, little sprinklers in the water spray mini-fountains for people of all ages to enjoy as they run through the water while cooling off. The place gets its name from the panoramic mirror image of the buildings across the square splayed out on its waters. Miroir d'Eau is especially breathtaking at nighttime when the Place de la Bourse and the quay are lit up with lanterns.