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Top 10 places in Bordeaux
Our app features the history of 82 monuments and great sites including places to discover Bordeaux. Here is a selection of the top 10 monuments of the city, with an extract of the texts available in the application and written by our teams of specialists. For full content, download our Android and iPhone Guide and start creating your travel journal for your stay at Bordeaux
Revised by Denis Valode and Jean Pistre, 1984-90. Furniture by Andrée Putman for the City of Bordeaux. Revisited by Jean-Louis Froment to install the CAPC Museum of contemporary art and arch in dream architecture center, the real warehouse of the colonial goods has lost nothing of its evidence nor... Read more
By Claude Deschamps, 1810-1822. In Bordeaux, the Garonne exceeds 500 meters in width, the ebb and flow of the tides flood the muddy banks and make its bottoms unstable ... Claude Deschamps, engineer of the Ponts et Chaussées, will overcome the difficulties to build, with his son-in-law Billaudel,... Read more
By Charles Durand, 1880-1885. To accommodate the faculty of science and literature, Charles Durand composes a centered architecture that opens onto a large vestibule giving access to two amphitheatres. The study rooms and the laboratory are organized on three inner courtyards. Since 1987, the... Read more
By Victor Louis, 1773-1780. Bordeaux was unlucky with its theaters, set on fire one after the other. To build a new one, the Duke of Richelieu, governor of the province, imposed his architect Victor Louis. The construction lasted from 1773 to 1780. The result was that long rectangle surrounded by... Read more
Designed in 1746 by Jacques-Ange Gabriel, reworked in 1856 by Louis-Ferdinand Fischer. Bordeaux will have, after the Tuileries, the most beautiful garden there is in any city of the kingdom. "Tourny." The creation of the public garden, decided by the intendant Tourny in 1746, is in... Read more
Designed by Jacques Gabriel between 1729-1733, built by François Bonfin and Nicolas Portier. Sculptures by Verbeckt, Van der Woort and Claude Francin. Here begins the effacement of the medieval Bordeaux enclosed within its walls for centuries. Since 1720, intendant Boucher has worked with jurats... Read more
1493-1496, successive rearrangements until the 19th century. The jurors open this thirty-five-meter-high door in the fortifications in front of the palace of the Ombriere, seat of the parliament of the city. As a token of their fidelity to the kingdom, they make it a true triumphal arch dedicated... Read more
15th century, revised to the 19th by Paul Abadie. The bell tower of Saint-Michel (which the Bordelais call the arrow "- rises light and end of a single impetus in the sky to 114 meters of height. A storm cut down the stone needle in 1669. The architect Paul Abadie will restore it in the 19th... Read more
13th-15th centuries, rebuilt in the 18th century This is the only vestige of the Porte Saint-Éloi, built on the 13th century wall, south of the Gallo-Roman castrum. Located near the town hall where the jurats sat, it was the belfry. Its bell, symbol of the communal freedoms, sounded to announce the... Read more
12th-14th centuries, restored in the 19th century. Registered as a World Heritage Site by Unesco. In 1096, Pope Urban II consecrated the first cathedral of Bordeaux where the wedding of Eleanor with Louis VII was celebrated in 1137. In 1305, Bertrand de Goth, archbishop of Bordeaux, was elected... Read more
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