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The Miroir d'Eau  

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.