Sainte-croix, Saint-jean

Charming Bordeaux - - CONTENTS -

Around Bordeaux Saint-jean train sta­tion, new busi­ness district is emerg­ing. The am­bi­tious “Bordeaux-eu­rat­lan­tique” project is linked to a ma­jor rail in­fra­struc­ture project that will trans­form this neigh­bour­hood into a cross­roads for South-west­ern Europe in the com­ing years.

1 PORTE DE LA MONNAIE

The small­est of the gates of Bordeaux. It was de­signed by Ni­co­las Portier and built in 1759 by the ar­chi­tect Jean Alary. It over­looks a street of the same name, for­merly known as the Rue Anglaise, which leads to the el­e­gant for­mer Hôtel de la Monnaie, a con­struc­tion of the Louis XV area. Rue Porte de la Monnaie - C > Saint-michel

2 TNBA, BORDEAUX AQUITAINE NA­TIONAL THEATRE

Housed in a com­pletely ren­o­vated 18th cen­tury su­gar ware­house, the Bordeaux-aquitaine Na­tional Theatre also fea­tures de­sign stu­dios widely ac­ces­si­ble to artists and act­ing com­pa­nies in res­i­dence. 3 place Pierre Re­naudel - C > Sainte-croix +33 (0)5 56 33 36 80 - www.tnba.org

3 RE­NAUDEL SQUARE

A vil­lage square in the mid­dle of the city. An an­cient paved street with a small square shaded by plane trees, an old church, shopfronts with old-fash­ioned slo­gans and café ter­races from an­other time... An at­mos­phere of artists and stu­dents em­anates from this place, with Fine Arts, clas­si­cal mu­sic and jour­nal­ism schools, and the many café-théa­tres. It is also the lo­ca­tion of the well-known, trend­set­ting TNBA (Na­tional Theatre of Bordeaux-aquitaine). Place Pierre Re­naudel - C > Sainte-croix

L’ESCALE DU LIVRE > From 31 March to 2 April 2017 Over a 3-day pe­riod, L’escale du Livre/the Book Stop event hosts nearly 200 au­thors, de­bates, lec­tures, en­coun­ters, ex­hi­bi­tions, work­shops, per­for­mances and shows, all tak­ing place in a ver­i­ta­ble “vil­lage” ded­i­cated to books! Place Pierre Re­naudel, TNBA www.es­caledulivre.com

4 ABBATIALE SAINTE-CROIX SAINTE-CROIX ABBEY

There is a Ro­manesque fa­cade in the rather sur­pris­ing Sain­tongeais style, its mod­ern left tower and cen­tral por­tal are dec­o­rated with sculp­tures rep­re­sent­ing greed and lust. The old­est church in Bordeaux is best known for its Dom Be­dos pipe or­gan, an 18th cen­tury mas­ter­piece of its genre. Place Pierre Re­naudel - C > Sainte-croix

5 CHÂTEAU DESCAS

Built by Alphonse Ri­card be­tween 1890 and 1893 for the trader Jean Descas. Out­side the Great Bordeaux Trade, Descas de­vel­oped his com­merce through his “lit­tle wines” which he shipped up the Garonne River. He stored his wine on the Palu­date dock and had this ex­u­ber­antly dec­o­rated build­ing con­structed for the pur­pose, with a style that provoca­tively con­trasts with the clas­sic fa­cades on the quays. Quai de Palu­date - C > Sainte-croix

6 SAINT-JEAN TRAIN STA­TION

For over 100 years, the Saint-jean train sta­tion has been the key­stone of this epony­mous quar­ter, ev­ery­day meet­ing with a mass of trav­ellers who are sure to find what they’re look­ing for. Its sheer height makes it unique in France. Hid­den be­hind its large fa­cade is a gi­ant cast-iron con­course, built by Daydé and Pillé, con­sid­ered to be the largest in the world at the time of con­struc­tion (1907). Rue Charles Domercq - C > Gare Saint-jean

7 ROCK SCHOOL BARBEY

Rock School Barbey is a place ded­i­cated to con­tem­po­rary mu­sic. Whether it be through cre­ation or through the many con­certs that are held there, “Barbey” of­fers a melt­ing pot of mu­si­cal ac­tiv­i­ties. From Mano Ne­gra to the Béruri­ers Noirs, from NTM to IAM, from Miossec to Louise At­taque, from the Arc­tic Mon­keys to The Rap­ture, from Cali to Camille or Anaïs, Rock School has hosted some of the great­est. 18 cours Barbey - C > Gare Saint-jean +33 (0)5 56 33 66 00 www.rockschool-barbey.com

8 MU­SEUM OF THE JOURNEYMEN’S TOUR DE FRANCE

Set up in a build­ing full of char­ac­ter and ded­i­cated to Ap­prenc­tice­ship, the mu­seum houses mas­ter­pieces from var­i­ous dis­ci­plines such as paint­ing, cab­i­net­mak­ing, car­pen­try, ma­sonry, stonework and met­al­work which demon­strate the an­ces­tral knowl­edge of the Com­pagnons (Ap­pren­tices). 112 rue Mal­bec +33 (0)5 56 92 05 17 2 p.m to 5:30 p.m from Wed­nes­days to Fri­days 10 a.m to 5 p.m on Satur­days. €5

9 EGLISE DU SACRE-COEUR

Con­structed in the im­age of the famous church that sits atop Mont­martre in Paris and in the spirit of the build­ings that came in the wake of the dra­matic events of 18701871, in­clud­ing mil­i­tary dis­as­ter. De­signed by the ar­chi­tect Mon­det in a har­mo­nious blend of neo-ro­man and neobyzan­tine styles. Rue Le­fol

10 LA MAN­U­FAC­TURE ATLANTIQUE

The “Man­u­fac­ture Atlantique” en­cour­ages young cre­ativ­ity by pro­mot­ing the abil­ity of art to trans­verse dis­ci­plines, the sin­gu­lar­ity of writ­ing and the orig­i­nal­ity of projects in an en­vi­ron­ment of ex­chang­ing, shar­ing and dis­cov­ery. 226 boule­vard Al­bert 1er - C > Ter­res Neuves +33 (0)5 56 85 82 81 www.man­u­fac­ture­at­lan­tique.net

11 QUAI DE PALU­DATE

This is the do­main of stu­dents on Thurs­day night, with a strong con­cen­tra­tion of night­clubs, bars and dis­cothe­ques which al­ter­nate be­tween pop, hip-hop, mu­sic from the 70’s and 80’s, R’N’B, rock and elec­tro mu­sic. Quai de Palu­date - C > Gare Saint-jean

12 BORDEAUX EU­RAT­LAN­TIQUE

This project is de­signed to re­gen­er­ate and de­velop 750 hectares, with the train sta­tion at its epi­cen­tre. Ac­com­mo­da­tion, of­fices, shops and struc­tural fa­cil­i­ties will be con­structed in this neigh­bour­hood, which will be­come the new busi­ness quar­ter of the city. www.bordeaux-eu­rat­lan­tique.fr

13 THE EIF­FEL IRON BRIDGE

Fin­ished in 1860, this rail­way bridge was his­tor­i­cally had track run­ning over it. Threat­ened with de­struc­tion be­fore be­ing classed as a his­tor­i­cal mon­u­ment in 2010, its recog­ni­tion is lead­ing to its re­vival. Quai de Palu­date - C > Gare Saint-jean

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