CHAHUTS, ART OF SPEECH FES­TI­VAL

Charming Bordeaux - - THE DISTRICTS OF BORDEAUX SAINT-MICHEL, LA VICTOIR -

> 7th-10th June 2017 Cit­i­zens and artists take over Saint-michel. Ta­bles are pushed aside, backs are slapped and there is ap­plause and smiles. Thoughts are ex­changed, mu­sic rings out and glasses clink. Sto­ries are told, views are aired and life is en­joyed. ‘Chahuts’ (‘Hul­la­baloo’) is more than a fes­ti­val; it is a time for en­coun­ters.

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The orig­i­nal­ity of the re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion of this cast-iron mar­ket hall from the 19th cen­tury was the ad­di­tion of a clearly iden­ti­fi­able con­tem­po­rary struc­ture con­tained within the cen­tral cor­ri­dor. The two struc­tures are fully in­de­pen­dent. Ded­i­cated to events and ex­hi­bi­tions. 4 rue des Dou­ves - B > Vic­toire +33 (0)5 24 57 65 60 - www.dou­ves.org

5 JARDIN DES REMPARTS

Of the 5 kilo­me­tres of ram­parts which pro­tected Bordeaux in the four­teenth cen­tury, only one part still re­mains vis­i­ble, be­tween the Dou­ves mar­ket and the for­mer Capucins con­vent. The ves­tiges of what used to be the con­vent (ar­tillery ter­races, ram­parts, ar­rowslits) give char­ac­ter to this hang­ing gar­den-prom­e­nade. Rue des Dou­ves - B > Vic­toire Daily 8:30 a.m to 6:30 p.m

6 MUSEE D’ETHNOGRAPHIE ETHNOGRAPHY MU­SEUM

Orig­i­nally named “mu­seum of ex­otic pathol­ogy and colo­nial stud­ies”, today the MEB has a col­lec­tion of around 6,000 pieces, par­tic­u­larly Asian, and 12,000 pho­to­graphs. It hosts tem­po­rary ex­hi­bi­tions sev­eral times a year. 3 ter place de la Vic­toire - B > Vic­toire +33 (0)5 57 57 31 61 - https://meb.u-bordeaux.fr Open only dur­ing ex­hi­bi­tions. 2 p.m to 6 p.m from Monday to Thurs­day. 10 a.m to 12 p.m on Fri­days. Free en­try

7 HALLE DU MARCHE DES DOU­VES VIC­TOIRE SQUARE

This is stu­dent ter­ri­tory from Thurs­day night on­wards and when­ever the cafés on the square show a match. As you stroll, you may hap­pen upon the grape vines of the Place de la Vic­toire. Their grapes are har­vested and have pro­duced

wine that truly jus­ti­fies the la­bel Bordeaux Wine! The Du­verger fam­ily planted the Vic­toire grapevines more than 200 years ago against the front of the build­ings sit­u­ated next to the Porte d’aquitaine gate­way. Place de la Vic­toire - B > Vic­toire

8 THEIMER’S COL­UMN COLONNE DE THEIMER

Con­tem­po­rary sculp­ture, 2005. The sculp­tor Ivan Theimer cre­ated a col­umn to sym­bol­ise the cen­tral­ity of the Place de la Vic­toire. This work in red Langue­doc mar­ble and bronze was the first mon­u­ment in Bordeaux to be de­signed in homage to wine and the vine­yard which are famous all around the world. Place de la Vic­toire - B > Vic­toire

9 PORTE D’AQUITAINE - AQUITAINE GATE

Built in 1753 by the ar­chi­tect An­dré Portier in honor of the new­born duke of Aquitaine. Its ped­i­ment is adorned with sculp­tures by Francin. They rep­re­sent the Arms of France car­ried by sea gods. Place de la Vic­toire -

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B > Vic­toire

BORDEAUX SYN­A­GOGUE

Built in 1878 by the ar­chi­tect Charles Du­rand for the Jewish Con­sis­tory of Bordeaux. Per­haps be­cause there is no clearly es­tab­lished model for draw­ing a syn­a­gogue, the ar­chi­tect used an eclec­ti­cism which min­gled medieval art with ori­en­tal ref­er­ences. It is con­sid­ered as one of the most beau­ti­ful syn­a­gogues in Europe. 6 rue du Grand Rab­bin Joseph Co­hen -

11 EGLISE SAINTE-EULALIE

B > Vic­toire Op­po­site Saint An­dre’s Hospi­tal stands a Gothic church ded­i­cated to Saint Se­bas­tian and Saint Roch, pa­tron saints of the plague. Rail­ings pro­tect its 18th cen­tury lectern, carved from a sin­gle piece of wood, which comes from the neigh­bour­ing Carmelite con­vent. Rue Jean Bour­guet - B > Vic­toire

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