These little numbers, this short duration, it’s all led to a little revolution. This is now the time that separates the centres of Bordeaux and Paris. With 340 kilometres of new tracks and more than 6 billion invested, the LGV Sud Europe Atlantique (“LGV South Europe Atlantic”) has made Bordeaux part of the European “ring”, this perimeter which- from London to Zurich, from Paris to Frankfurt- forms the beating heart of Europe. The high-speed line means that Angoulême is now a neighbour, accessible in 35 minutes, and Poitiers is just 55 minutes away. The reduction in journey time has been accompanied by a far-reaching urban transformation. From the renovation works carried out on the Saint-jean train station and its surrounding neighbourhood all the way to Bassins à flot and the right bank cranes are redrawing the Bordeaux skyline, before they will eventually give way to reveal new housing, offices and local amenities. This metamorphosis of the landscape is the product of an economy, and under the flag of Magnetic Bordeaux, the territory is inviting investors and contributors from all sectors to join it in supporting the process. These changes are, after all and above all, sensitive and cultural. The city of Bordeaux, Bordeaux Métropole and the Nouvelle Aquitaine region has, in this spirit, accompanied the commercial opening of the LGV with an artistic, reflexive and festive season called Paysages Bordeaux 2017 (“Bordeaux landscapes 2017”).