Quinconces, Grands Hommes
The Monuments of the Age of Enlightenment. Dedicated to the Merchant Aristocracy of the 18th century. The splendour of ‘Le Triangle' is depicted by grand facades and wide walkways, so designed by the Intendants Boucher and Tourny during their urbanisation of the city.
GOBINEAU HOUSE, WINE BAR
Bordeaux’s very own 18th century ‘Flatiron’ building, is an ideal location for wine tasting or afterwork drinks : a mixture of Neo-classical columns, 50s artwork and contemporary furniture. Its success is due to thirty referenced appellations on a regularly updated wine list, expert guidance from sommeliers and delicious sharing food plates to accompany the wines. 3 cours du XXX Juillet - B, C > Quinconces +33 (0)5 56 00 43 47 - baravin.bordeaux.com 11 a.m to 10 p.m. Closed on Sundays
Like the Versailles and Turin opera houses, the Grandthéâtre has one of the World’s most beautiful 18th century auditoriums! Garnier, the architect of the Paris Opera House, drew inspiration on visiting the ‘Palais de Louis’. Victor Louis built this masterpiece under Louis XVI. The Parisian architect planned for everything down to the smallest detail: concert hall, café, boutiques and even gambling dens… Place de la Comédie - B > Grand-théâtre +33 (0)5 56 00 85 95 - www.opera-bordeaux.com Guided tours by reservation only (French). €6 On Wednesdays and Saturdays at 2:30 p.m, 4 p.m, 5:30 p.m From 1st March, included in the Citypass
COURS DU CHAPEAU ROUGE
The old ditches of the cours du Chapeau-rouge are now lined with opulent mansions built in line with the facade of the Grand Théâtre. This urbanisation was realised for the rich traders and parliamentary bourgeoisie by the architect Victor Louis between 1774 and 1778. It is one of the city’s most beautiful promenades. Cours du Chapeau Rouge - B > Grand-théâtre
Place de la Comédie