The Miroir d’eau

An aquatic spectacle right on the quay in Bordeaux, to be gazed upon to your heart's content.

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An invitation to relax

Some 3,450 metres square of granite covered with 2 cm of water creating a mirror effect that will take your breath away, followed by a mesmerising wall of mist! Tricky to remain impassive in front of such a spectacle which has enchanted both the residents of Bordeaux and tourists alike since its inauguration in 2006.

Technical prowess

The water is held in a 800 m3 reservoir, located under the slab. A pump system brings the water up to the surface where it fills a hundred small channels located beneath the slab. Then, it seeps through the joints to gradually fill the surface of the mirror.

Designed by the fountain engineer, Jean-Max Llorca, this veritable feat of technical prowess is an unmissable site when travelling to Bordeaux. It's the perfect spot to take superb photos as well as take a paddle in the water. Something that little kids and big kids both enjoy!

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Practical info

Located opposite Place de la Bourse, between Quai de la Douane and Quai Louis XVIII.

The miroir d'eau reflecting pool operates daily from 10:00-22:00.
It is closed in winter for maintenance.

Le Miroir d'eau à Bordeaux