THE PERCHED CAR - VIC­TOR HUGO CAR PARK

Charming Bordeaux - - THE DISTRICTS OF BORDEAUX -

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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.

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Prom­e­nade Sainte-cather­ine

Mon­taigne’s ceno­taph

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