CAPC MU­SEUM OF CON­TEM­PO­RARY ART

Charming Bordeaux - - THE DISTRICTS OF BORDEAUX -

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Housed in a for­mer ware­house for colo­nial goods, the Mu­seum of Con­tem­po­rary Art is ded­i­cated to emerg­ing con­tem­po­rary work. The per­ma­nent ex­hi­bi­tion, ‘Thus, it was writ­ten’ of­fers a se­lec­tion of work from forty artists dat­ing from the 1960’s to the present day. On the roof of the mu­seum, the CAPC café, styled by An­drée Put­man, is fur­nished with works by the same de­signer and oth­ers by the artist Richard Long.

2 THE CHARTRONS PAVED SQUARE

A res­i­den­tial thor­ough­fare of the great Bor­deaux wine mer­chants, the old paved Pavé des Chartrons av­enue is a fine ex­am­ple of an 18th cen­tury pri­vate hous­ing es­tate, which presents a re­mark­able ar­chi­tec­tural unity. Op­po­site the river, Hô­tel Fen­wick was built in 1796 for the first Con­sul from the United States and is topped with two pavil­ions which al­low one to ob­serve the river ac­tiv­ity. Cours Xavier Arnozan - B > CAPC Musée d’art con­tem­po­rain

3 TEMPLE DES CHARTRONS

Built be­tween 1832 and 1835 by the Bor­deaux ar­chi­tect Arnaud Cor­celles for the Protes­tant con­sis­tory, the temple is re­mark­able in its sim­plic­ity. At its en­trance are four ionic col­umns. De­com­mis­sioned, it now houses tech­ni­cal equip­ment from the CAPC mu­seum. 10 rue Notre Dame - B > CAPC Musée d’art con­tem­po­rain

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