We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Place Gambetta

Neighbourhood: Rue Sainte-Catherine
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Bordeaux, France

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 68 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 2
    Excellent
  • 7
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Parkland

Decent sized park right near some tony hotels and an upscale shopping street. The place is bustling with traffic and public transportation. Little spot of greenery in the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 October 2016
Anna H
,
Chicago, IL
Add Photo Write a Review

68 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 13: English reviews
Chicago, IL
Level Contributor
886 reviews
478 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 291 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Decent sized park right near some tony hotels and an upscale shopping street. The place is bustling with traffic and public transportation. Little spot of greenery in the midst of urbanity.

Helpful?
Thank Anna H
Warsaw, Poland
Level Contributor
344 reviews
241 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

Do not expect that you could park your car in the center of Bordeaux. It took me around 40 minutes to find a parking place. I recommend you to go to the city center by tram. On top of that do not expect you find any written information in English. Place Gambeta is a spot You can find a nice... More 

Helpful?
Thank T0urist7
Dublin, Ireland
Level Contributor
543 reviews
283 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 417 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

This is not the nicest square in Bordeaux. Far from it. But it has a nice little park to relax in as we did on a Sunny day. Beautiful arch leading down to the historic quarter

Helpful?
Thank Bozeman-Dublin
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
169 reviews
73 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016

The fonctionnaire who organized the expensive signage around the construction zone that is currently Place Gambetta, forgot about The Terror and The Guillotin! They forgot about Jean-Baptiste Lacombe, Claude-Alexandre Ysabeau, Jean-Lambert Tallien and the Comité de Salut Public. Then there was poor Jean-Cipryen Lassabathie, the Girondins and all the others. In Bordeaux the butchery took place at Place Gambetta, then... More 

Helpful?
Thank IanRR255060
Istanbul, Turkey
Level Contributor
144 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 351 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2015

This is a nice park for have a walk and sit and take a break after you have visit st michel cathedral. You can arrive by walking or tram.

Helpful?
1 Thank erolbenezra
Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
569 reviews
101 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 231 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2015

A little park in the middle of the traffic. And it's used, too. Nice to see people with a picnic lunch or just sitting and contemplating the busy scene. Not much to see....just a few stores, a cafe or two. It feels like a hub, though, so take a minute to nitice as you pass through...or better still, sit in... More 

Helpful?
Thank busyeater
washington dc
Level Contributor
357 reviews
235 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 232 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

Now an "English garden," with serpentine paths and a pink theme in June, this square was part of the Marquis de Tourny's urban renewal plan in 1770, just in time to become the city's guillotine site during the Reign of Terror. Later renamed for politician Leon Gambetta, a native of the South West who Made Good in Paris as a... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank mrsagf
Budapest, Hungary
Level Contributor
1,913 reviews
1,557 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 366 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2015

This is a square where a lot of bus has got there final station. The surrounding buildings are almost the same, vey nice. Some of the main streets lead to this always busy square. In the middle there is a little park.

Helpful?
Thank 545medva
Hong Kong, China
Level Contributor
134 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2015

This is the Bordeaux square that is of greatest human interest, rather than historic or monumental. Several boulevards and a pedestrian street lead to it and it is always full of life, with cafes and outdoor eateries, and shops. Shop, eat, and people watching in an outdoor café.

Helpful?
Thank 牧 黄
Philadelphia, New York
Level Contributor
1,027 reviews
518 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 309 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2015

Surrounded by Louis XV style homes, cozy cafes and quaint pastry shops, the atmosphere is perfect for a place to stop and enjoy your time in Bordeaux. We love to sit with a cup of coffee and watch the people go by. This is a great place for that!

Helpful?
Thank annarc6

Travellers who viewed Place Gambetta also viewed

 

Been to Place Gambetta? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Place Gambetta staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?