Monument aux Girondins, also known as The Girondins Monument, is an impressive fountain statue in Bordeaux that honors the Girondists. The Girondists were the first members of France's Legislative Assembly and later became one of the factions that supported the beginning stages of the French Revolution. They were, in point of fact, one of the most radical factions inside the legislature. However, in October of 1793, after they started resisting the movement, the Girondists were sentenced to death on the orders of Maximilien Robespierre, one of the Revolution's leaders.
At the advent of the twentieth century, a memorial called Monument aux Girondins was constructed as a tribute to the Girondists, who are now regarded as political martyrs. A remarkable homage to the Reign of Terror, the Monument aux Girondins depicts the Statue of Liberty perched atop a massive pillar and is bookended on either side by lakes with magnificent statuary.
This plaza, which encompasses a total area of 12 hectares and is adjacent to the river, is the largest of its kind in all of Europe and is consistently ranked among Bordeaux's most photographed locations.
Esplanade des Quinconces, 33000, Bordeaux, France