THE PERCHED CAR - VICTOR HUGO CAR PARK
At the time of the renovation of the car park in 1993, in an attempt to break-up the monotonous facade, the Bordelais architect Jean-françois Dosso created a real work-of-art. He positioned a green Jaguar MK2 protruding from the side of the building appearing to fall to the floor. The car has no motor to make it lighter and to enhance the artistic impact. Cours Victor Hugo - B > Musée d’aquitaine
18 ÉGLISE SAINT-PAUL
In 1662, the Jesuits bought the mayor’s former residence and set up a Professed House there. They made many improvements, such as the construction of a chapel for their convent. Today, the parishioners’ church of Saint-paul in the form of the latin cross is characteristic of the baroque period in Bordeaux. 20 rue des Ayres - A > Sainte-catherine Open daily
19 RUE SAINTE-CATHERINE
A 1.2 kilometre long street that was entirely pedestrianised in 1984 divides the city centre on a north-south axis from the Place de la Comédie to the Place de la Victoire. Major chain stores such as the Galerie Lafayette occupy the Rue Sainte Catherine to the north, whereas the south is more popular with students. Connected to this major commercial axis, the Sainte-catherine Promenade is a pedestrian mall arranged around a central fountain which boasts 35 new stores and restaurants since 2015. Rue Sainte Catherine - A > Sainte-catherine
20 MUSÉE D’AQUITAINE
With the Museum of Aquitaine, Bordeaux has one of the largest provincial history museums. The collections display Prehistoric times, Antiquity, the Middle-ages, the 18th century (the city’s golden age), and other periods in time that make up the area’s rich past.