Miroir d'eau

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The Miroir d'eau in Bordeaux

The Miroir d'eau (Water Mirror) in Bordeaux is the world's largest[1] reflecting pool, covering 3,450 square metres (37,100 sq ft). Located on the quay of the Garonne in front of the Place de la Bourse, it was built in 2006.[1]

In the context of the quays embellishment operation (2000s),[2] it was designed by landscape artist Michel Corajoud.[3] Then it was built by the fountain-maker Jean-Max Llorca and the architect Pierre Gangnet, who reused a former underground warehouse to set the machinery and reservoir.[4]

The reflecting pool is made of granite slabs covered by 2 cm of water, and a system allows it to create mist every 15 minutes.[1]

The Miroir d'eau works only from April to October, and it is the most-photographed site of the Port of the Moon.



Coordinates: 44°50′30″N 0°34′09″W / 44.8417°N 0.5691°W / 44.8417; -0.5691