PARC DES SPORTS SAINT-MICHEL

Charming Bordeaux - - THE DISTRICTS OF BORDEAUX -

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Lo­cated be­side the Garonne be­tween the ‘pont de pierre’ and quai Sainte-croix, it of­fers a vast grass-cov­ered space, a place to walk and to re­lax and nu­mer­ous free-to-ac­cess sports ar­eas. A place par­tic­u­larly ap­pre­ci­ated by Bor­deaux’s lo­cals on the week­end and in sum­mer. Rue Porte de la Mon­naie - C > Saint-michel

5 PLACE PIERRE RENAUDEL

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

6 ABBATIALE SAINTE-CROIX

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 Open daily

7 JARDIN DES REMPARTS

Of the 5 kilo­me­tres of de­fen­sive walls that pro­tected Bor­deaux in the 14th cen­tury, only por­tions of the ram­parts are still vis­i­ble. Two such lo­ca­tions are here and on rue Pey­ron­net. The ves­tiges of ar­tillery ter­races, ram­parts and ar­row sl­its give char­ac­ter to this hang­ing gar­den-prom­e­nade, for­merly con­nected to the Capucins con­vent. Rue des Dou­ves - B > Vic­toire Daily 8:30 a.m to 6:30 p.m

8 HALLE DU MARCHÉ DES DOU­VES

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

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