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Charming Bordeaux - - BORDEAUX GREATER AREA LEFT BANK -

1 WALK AROUND THE CHAN­NEL

Jalle is the sym­bol of the city of Saint-medard. While you go for walks along the creek, you will dis­cover a won­der­ful wildlife and flora, but as well its mills, some of them used for grind­ing grain, some oth­ers built for the royal pow­der fac­tory. Av­enue Mon­taigne, Saint-mé­dard-en-jalles

3 > Gadret

2 EGLISE SAINT-BLAISE

The apse and façade of the church are Ro­manesque. The bell tower and the nave were re­built in the 19th cen­tury. Av­enue de la République, Mar­tig­nas-sur-jalle

11 > Mar­tig­nas Cen­tre

3 MILL OF MOULINAT

In­stalled on the river Jalle, the foun­da­tion of this mill dates back to the thir­teenth cen­tury. Its con­struc­tion rest­ing on ar­cades and is typ­i­cal of the lo­cal ar­chi­tec­ture. Chemin du Moulinat, Le Hail­lan

4 VIEILLE EGLISE SAINT-VIN­CENT

This is the old­est re­li­gious build­ing in Mérignac (11th cen­tury). Hav­ing un­der­gone an award-win­ning restora­tion in 2005, the church is open all year long for ex­hi­bi­tions, es­pe­cially pho­to­graphic ones. Rue de la Vieille Eglise, Mérignac

A > Mérignac-cen­tre +33 (0)5 56 18 88 62 www.merignac.com 2 p.m to 7 p.m from Tues­days to Sun­days Free en­try

5 PARC DE BOURRAN

De­signed by land­scape artist Louis Le Bre­ton in 1873, this 18-hectare park is a listed his­toric site since 1992, as is the château hous­ing a teacher train­ing col­lege. Av­enue de la Marne, Mérignac

1 > Bour­ranville

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