Quin­conces, Grands Hommes

Charming Bordeaux - - CONTENTS -

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

GRAND THEATRE

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

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