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Reviewed 8 September 2016

Every day of our 5 day holiday we went here day and many nights as well. As the weather was very warm this Water Mirror cooled down everyone with the odd dog getting a good cool down too. It is big, sanitary, romantic and what it basically is is a mist fountain which people take pleasure in strolling through, and then water bubbles up to just under ankle level. Great for strolling through at any time of day barefoot. After a few minutes the water drains, the mist comes on again and the water bubbles up again, keeping everything fresh and clean. We even went down one day to find a dance group dancing in the water which was great for everyone to watch or join in!

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed 8 September 2016

We stumbled on this after eating an early dinner nearby - just as the sun was fading and the lights were starting to be switched on. We were across the road and saw the mist (the water mirror has a number of phases) it caught our interest so over we went. We got a number of interesting photos, with the mist and the mirrored surface. It was a warm night so there were a lot of children (young and old) playing in the water. I would love to go back during autumn when it would be less crowded.

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed 7 September 2016

The Bordeaux in summer is hot, hot, hot. When I visited the water mirror (reportedly the largest in the world), it was ankle deep and full of children and dogs. There was no mirror effect.

After a few minutes, it obviously started to drain and the water level dropped. When about empty, the mirror effect was obvious and impressive.

Shortly after, the fountains started and the pool refilled. I was reassured that while drained the water was filtered and cleaned before the pool was refilled.

The entire cycle takes about 15 minutes.

Even I took off my shoes and walked bare footed thought the cool waters to recover from wandering the city in 35 degree dry heat.

The pool was a nice reprieve from the heat and a recommended stop in summer.

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Jennifer L
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Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

My husband and I wanted to take some photos here that mirror the opposite landmarks in the reflection...hence the name. But during the day it is packed with people and children so we recommend going in the evening. The walkway along the canal just next to the water mirror is beautifully lit with stained color glass lanterns. A must see!

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank geishake
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Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

We didn't really got this place which is basically a big puddle. Not sure why it's ranked second best thing to do in Bordeaux on trip advisor!

Date of experience: September 2016
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