Les Chartrons

Charming Bordeaux - - CONTENTS -

The Chartrons district evokes the pe­riod dur­ing which Bordeaux's trade flour­ished. Sit­u­ated on the site of a for­mer Chartreux con­vent (hence the name, Chartrons), this district was home to mer­chants of An­glo-saxon, Scan­di­na­vian, Ger­man and Ir­ish ori­gin. All of them built beau­ti­ful stone houses which were used as ware­houses and pri­vate res­i­dences.

1 CAPC MU­SEUM OF CON­TEM­PO­RARY ART

Housed in a for­mer ware­house for colo­nial goods, the Mu­seum of Con­tem­po­rary Art is ded­i­cated to emerg­ing con­tem­po­rary work. The per­ma­nent ex­hi­bi­tion, ‘Ainsi Etait-ce Ecrit’ of­fers a se­lec­tion of work from forty artists dat­ing from the 1960’s to the present day.

TEM­PO­RARY EX­HI­BI­TIONS

• Rosa Barba > Un­til 26.03.2017

• Ali Cherru > from 02.02 to 30.04.2017

• Nau­fus Ramirez-figueroa > from 18.05 to 24.09.2017

• Os­car Murillo > from 18.05 to 27.08.2017

• St­ef­fani Jemi­son > from 07.09 to 12.11.2017

• Beatriz Gon­za­lez > from 23.11 to 25.02.2018

• Ju­mana Manna > from 23.11 to 04.02.2018

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7 rue Fer­rere - B > CAPC Musée d’art con­tem­po­rain +33 (0)5 56 00 81 50 - www.capc-bordeaux.fr 11 a.m to 6 p.m (8 p.m on Wed­nes­days). Closed on Mon­days En­try fee

2 THE CHARTRONS PAVED SQUARE

A res­i­den­tial thor­ough­fare of the great Bordeaux wine mer­chants, the old paved Pavé des Chartrons av­enue, named after the Chartreux (Carthu­sian Monks) who set­tled in the area in the late 14th cen­tury, is a fine ex­am­ple of a pri­vate hous­ing es­tate, which pre­sented a re­mark­able ar­chi­tec­tural unity from around 1770 and was in­spired by Eti­enne La­clotte. Hôtel Fen­wick was built in the Pal­la­dian style in 1796 for the US Con­sulate and is lo­cated at a strate­gic point fac­ing the river. In­deed, from the two lodges on its roof, the proud owner could ob­serve the com­ings and go­ings of ships in the har­bour. Cours Xavier Arnozan - B > CAPC Musée d’art con­tem­po­rain

3 TEM­PLE DES CHARTRONS

Built in 1833 in a neo-clas­si­cal style by the Bordeaux ar­chi­tect Ar­naud Cor­celles for the Protes­tant con­sis­tory. In front of the wall-gable of the fa­cade, an ionic col­umn sup­ports an entab­la­ture and a ped­i­ment. 10 rue Notre Dame - B > CAPC Musée d’art con­tem­po­rain

4 RUE NOTRE DAME

Antique deal­ers and art gallery own­ers have grad­u­ally re­placed wine mer­chants on this street. A neo­clas­si­cal tem­ple (1835) is neigh­bour to a neogothic church (1880). Here the cafes spread out their ter­races in good weather and also dur­ing the Vin Nou­veau wine fes­ti­val and lo­cal flea mar­ket. Rue Notre Dame - B > CAPC Musée d’art con­tem­po­rain

NEW WINE FES­TI­VAL AND FLEA MAR­KET > 21st-22nd Oc­to­ber 2017 You can stroll and browse while en­joy­ing hot chest­nuts and newly fer­mented wine (vin nou­veau), among street per­for­mances and other fes­tiv­i­ties. Rue Notre Dame

5 EGLISE SAINT-LOUIS DES CHARTRONS

The Saint-louis des Chartrons church, a listed His­tor­i­cal Mon­u­ment, is the work of the ar­chi­tect Charles-louis Brun. Com­pleted in 1880, it pos­sesses the largest re­gional sym­phonic or­gan (Wen­ner Maille). 51 rue Notre Dame - B > CAPC Musée d’art con­tem­po­rain +33 (0)5 56 52 94 15

6 VIL­LAGE NOTRE DAME

Le Vil­lage, the largest antique gallery in Southwest France, has built more than a name: 35 pro­fes­sional antique deal­ers, well-kept booths to browse down the aisles, where beauty blends with his­tory, where the au­then­tic flirts with de­sign pieces and where pas­sion for beau­ti­ful ob­jects finds new de­light with ev­ery step! Rue Notre Dame - B > CAPC Musée d’art con­tem­po­rain +33 (0)5 56 52 66 13 - www.vil­lagenotredame.com 10 a.m - 12 p.m / 2 p.m - 7 p.m from Monday to Satur­day 3 p.m - 7 p.m on Sun­days

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The Quai des Chartrons, by Pierre La­cour (1745-1814)

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