From one bank to the other. It was only in 1822 that the two banks were finally connected with the construction of the stone bridge. This work lead to the rapid urbanisation of this shore, and a strong development in its harbour and industrial activity.
1 LION DE VEILHAN
Made of composite materials, this contemporary sculpture is a true visual landmark at the entrance of the Bastide district. Simplified and disproportionate, the lion is something between a toy, a design object and a decorative piece, challenging the conventions of sculpture. Place Stalingrad - A > Stalingrad
For over ten years, Croisières Burdigala has used its fleet of three boats to offer several river trips: a river cruise of the facades and bridges with commentary; a trip with Oysters and Wine; the islands of the estuary with a stop-off at Blaye; and a one hour cruise that ends at La Cité du Vin. 7 quai des Queyries - A > Stalingrad +33 (0)5 56 49 36 88 www.croisieres-burdigala-bordeaux.fr + page 90
2 GARE D’ORLÉANS
Bordeaux’s first train station, it was built on the Bordeauxparis line in 1852 on the request of the Compagnie des Chemins de Fer d’orléans. With the completion of the Eiffel railway bridge, it lost much of its traffic to gare Saint-jean before closing in 1951. Nowadays, the building has been converted into a cinema and several restaurants. Quai des Queyries - A > Stalingrad