SAINT-SEURIN EARLY CHRISTIAN SITE
The archaeological site of Saint Seurin is probably the cradle of Christianity in Bordeaux, in the Gallo-roman era. In 1910, archaeological excavations in front of the basilica revealed a vast Christian necropolis with rows of graves in layers in the ground, ranging from the 4th to the 18th century. Charlemagne is said to have buried his brave knights who were killed in the Battle of Roncevaux Pass.
Place des Martyrs de la Résistance
2, 3 > Saint-seurin Open daily from June to September: 1 p.m to 6 p.m €5 / €3,50
4 PALAIS GALLIEN
The Palais Gallien is today the only visible remains of the Roman city of Burdigala. Built in the e arly 2nd century AD, its original dimensions ar e impressive: 130 meters long and 114 meters wide. The amphitheatre was located on the outskirts of the ancient city. Games - of ten cruel - were held here before large crowds. 20-25 000 people could be seated on the terraced rows of wooden benches!
Rue du Dr Albert Barraud
2, 3, 4 > Tourny Guided tour from June 1st to September 30th Daily, 10:30 a.m ; 15:30. €3
5 JARDIN PUBLIC
Listed “French Remarkable Gardens”. The countryside comes to the city, where strollers, joggers, children and grandparents meander alongside swans and ducks in harmony. Surrounded by a row of townhouses from the 18th century, it houses a famous Guignol Guérin puppet theatre, children’s playgrounds and The Orangerie, a lovely bar-restaurant for a relaxing break or a spot of summer idling.
Cours de Verdun
C > Jardin Public Open at 7 a.m everyday