Bordeaux, the Port of the Moon holds the distinction of having more protected buildings than any other city in France except Paris France. The port city of Bordeaux is recognised for the significant role it played in the exchange of cultural values, particularly with Britain and the Low Lands.
The development of Bordeaux, particularly in the early 18th century, showcases it as an outstanding example of innovative classical and Neo-Classical trends. The urban design of Bordeaux is lauded for being a successful melting pot of humanism, universality and culture.
Bordeaux, Port of the Moon was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site during the 31st session of the World Heritage Committee which met in Christchurch, New Zealand, on 23 June - 2 July, 2007.
Photos of Bordeaux, Port of the Moon
Port de la Lune, Bordeaux
Author: Oliwan (Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported)
Quai de la Garonne, Bordeaux
Author: Olivier Aumage (Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 2.5 Generic)
Cathedral of Bordeaux
Author: Cobbert17 (Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 2.5 Generic)
World Heritage Site Inscription Details
Location: N44 50 20 W0 34 20 covering 1731 hectares with buffer zone covering 11,974 hectares in Gironde, region of Aquitaine
Inscription Year: 2007
Type of Site: Cultural
Inscription Criteria: I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X
Location Map of Bordeaux, Port of the Moon
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Visiting Bordeaux, Port of the Moon
For travel information on Bordeaux, read the Bordeaux Budget Travel Guide in EarthDocumentary.