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Pont de Pierre, Bordeaux, Nouvelle-Aquitaine

The Pont de pierre, or "Stone Bridge" in English, is a bridge in Bordeaux, in the Gironde department of France, which connects the left bank of the Garonne River (cours Victor Hugo) to the right bank quartier de la Bastide (Avenue Thiers). Source: en.wikipedia.org

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Bordeaux is a port city on the Garonne River in the Gironde department in southwestern France.

 

The municipality (commune) of Bordeaux proper has a population of 243,626 (2012). Together with its suburbs and satellite towns, Bordeaux is the centre of the Bordeaux Métropole. With 749,595 inhabitants (as of 2013) and 1,178,335 in the Metropolitan Area, it is the fifth largest in France, after Paris, Lyon, Marseille and Lille, and before Toulouse. It is the capital of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region, as well as the prefecture of the Gironde department. Its inhabitants are called "Bordelais" (men) or "Bordelaises" (women). The term "Bordelais" may also refer to the city and its surrounding region.

 

Bordeaux is the world's major wine industry capital. It is home to the world's main wine fair, Vinexpo, and the wine economy in the metro area takes in 14.5 billion euros each year. Bordeaux wine has been produced in the region since the 8th century. The historic part of the city is on the UNESCO World Heritage List as "an outstanding urban and architectural ensemble" of the 18th century. After Paris, Bordeaux has the highest number of preserved historical buildings of any city in France. Source: en.wikipedia.org

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Taken on April 17, 2013