Bassins à flot

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A neigh­bour­hood em­bed­ded in Bordeaux’s naval past. Re­finer­ies, ship­yards, wet and dry docks re­placed vine­yards and marshes in the 19th cen­tury. Today, La Cité du Vin and the im­pres­sive Jac­ques Cha­ban-del­mas bridge are lo­cated in an district that is cur­rently be­ing re­de­vel­oped by the ar­chi­tect Ni­co­las Miche­lin.


A work of true ar­chi­tec­tural prow­ess. The Jac­ques Cha­ban­del­mas Bridge is also a con­tem­po­rary tech­ni­cal feat that brings a mod­ern touch to the ur­ban plan­ning of the city. Its long flow­ing lines in­te­grate into the land­scape per­fectly. With a height of 77 me­tres, it stands out as the high­est lift bridge in Europe! As night falls it lights up the ‘Port of the Moon’ to the de­light of all pho­tog­ra­phers. The py­lons are lit in blue at high tide and green at low tide. We sug­gest you take a look at the bridge dur­ing a night stroll on the water­front. Quai de Ba­calan - B > La Cité du Vin


Sci­ence Ex­hi­bi­tion Cen­tre. ‘Cap Sci­ences’ is the ideal spot for the cu­ri­ous of all ages who are look­ing for sci­en­tific, cul­tural and fun out­ings! This in­ter­ac­tive and ed­u­ca­tional ex­hi­bi­tion cen­tre is en­tirely ded­i­cated to sci­ence and of­fers events, con­fer­ences and tours. At the Café des Sci­ences, you can re­lax and ad­mire the stun­ning views of the Port of the Moon from the spec­tac­u­lar sus­pended ter­race.


• Mum­mies Don’t Lie > un­til 5 March 2017 Take a trip through the ages and across the con­ti­nents to meet the mum­mies and find out how they have il­lu­mi­nated his­tory with their hid­den truths!

• Lu­mi­nop­o­lis > 3 June 2017 to Fe­bru­ary 2018 Wel­come to Lu­mi­nop­o­lis. Solve puz­zles and delve into the city’s mys­ter­ies in or­der to es­cape! You will need to use ev­ery trick in the book to get out of this ‘es­cape room’. Hangar 20 - Quai de Ba­calan - B > La Cité du Vin +33 (0)5 56 01 07 07 - www.cap-sci­


2 a.m to 6 p.m from Tues­days to Fri­days 2 a.m to 7 p.m on week­ends Open on Mon­days on hol­i­days €8 / €5€. 5€ with the Citypass All set within an evoca­tive ar­chi­tec­tural de­sign, “La Cité du Vin” is a unique cul­tural fa­cil­ity that of­fers a dif­fer­ent view of wine, across the world, across the ages, across all cul­tures and all civ­i­liza­tions. The per­ma­nent in­stal­la­tion is a self-guided tour, punc­tu­ated by 20 themed spa­ces ex­plain­ing the cul­ture of wine in an im­mer­sive, sen­so­rial set­ting, with the fi­nal phase lead­ing you to the panoramic view­point for a tast­ing of world­wide wines. In ad­di­tion to all this, the ‘Cité’ also boasts a panoramic restau­rant, a wine bar, tem­po­rary ex­hi­bi­tions, a bou­tique, tast­ing work­shops and con­fer­ences . Fi­nally, there is an in­for­ma­tion desk which pro­poses ways for you to con­tinue your dis­cov­ery of the vine­yards of Bordeaux.


• Bistrot! From Baude­laire to Pi­casso > from 03.17 to 06.21.2017 A hun­dred works to high­light the es­sen­tial role of cafés and bistros, from the end of the 18th cen­tury to the present day.

• The vine­yard of Ge­or­gia > Sum­mer 2017 134-150 quai de Ba­calan - B, Batcub > La Cité du Vin +33 (0)5 56 16 20 20 - www.lacit­e­du­ From 04.01 to 11.05 : daily from 9:30 a.m to 7 p.m (7:30 p.m on July and Au­gust) From 11.06 to 03.31 : 10 a.m to 7 p.m. Closed on Mon­days €20 / €16. Free en­try with the Citypass be­fore 12 p.m. (en­trance after 12pm costs €5 more).


La Cité du Vin

An in­te­gral part of the Bordeaux Métropole (Greater Bordeaux Area), the river shut­tle boat is ac­ces­si­ble from five land­ing stages sit­u­ated in Bordeaux and Lor­mont. A new means of trans­port al­low­ing travel be­tween the river­banks of­fer­ing unique views of the water­front, the Jac­ques Cha­ban­del­mas Bridge and La Cité du Vin Wine Mu­seum. La Cité du Vin - B > La Cité du Vin­ €1,50 – €2 on board


A cut­ting-edge venue re­stored by the sculp­tor Jean Fran­cois Buis­son. This for­mer French navy pro­vi­sions ware­house from the 18th cen­tury has found a new pur­pose; it now serves as an artists’ res­i­dence, an ex­hi­bi­tion hall, and an artis­tic venue (con­certs, ex­hi­bi­tions etc.). 4 rue Achard - B > Rue Achard +33 (0)5 56 37 96 04 les­vivres­de­ 10 a.m to 6 p.m from Mon­days to Fri­days


The ‘Garage Moderne’ is an atyp­i­cal space, serv­ing as a com­mu­nity work­shop for the me­chan­i­cal re­pair of ve­hi­cles while at the same time host­ing cul­tural events. Rue Notre Dame - B > Rue Achard 9 a.m to 12 p.m / 2 p.m to 6 p.m from Mon­days to Fri­days


One of five bases built by the Ger­mans on the At­lantic coast to house sub­ma­rine fleets dur­ing World War II. This huge bunker (1941-1943), which is di­vided into eleven cells linked by an in­te­rior cor­ri­dor, has been con­verted into an un­der­ground cul­tural venue.


• Carte blanche to Ro­main Tardy > from 23.03 to 21.05.2017 An ex­hi­bi­tion that evokes, through videomap­ping, cur­rent is­sues such as the re­la­tion­ship with re­al­ity to com­puter im­agery and the so­ci­etal changes in­duced.

• Daniel Fir­man - Some­thing strange hap­pened here - > from 15.06 to 27.08.2017 A lan­guage and move­ment work re­lated to the stun­ning ar­chi­tec­ture of the sub­ma­rine base. A mon­u­men­tal hall will echo a se­ries of lu­mi­nous in­stal­la­tions.

• Yan­nick Lav­i­gne - Flights > from 19.09 to 15.10.2017 The ur­ban changes of the me­trop­o­lis through video-pro­jec­tion and aerial pho­to­graphs. Boule­vard Al­fred Daney - 9 > Lat­ule +33 (0)5 56 11 11 50 - 1:30 p.m to 7 p.m from Tues­days to Sun­days dur­ing ex­hi­bi­tions En­try fee


The best of the Bordeaux club scene is «aux Bassins», or in other words, in the rapidly chang­ing neigh­bour­hood of the for­mer wet docks. The clubs are lo­cated in old ware­houses or on board barges: La Dame, Le Deck, or the I.boat, each with its own style! Bassin à flot n°1 - Quai Ar­mand La­lande - B > La Cité du Vin


Re­gional Fund for Con­tem­po­rary Art From its cre­ation in 1983, the Re­gional Fund for Con­tem­po­rary Art of Aquitaine (FRAC) has ben­e­fited from its prox­im­ity to the CAPC Mu­seum, al­ready prom­i­nent in the in­ter­na­tional arena. Today it hosts one of the largest col­lec­tions in France (Chris­tian Boltan­ski, Gil­bert & Ge­orge, Jeff Koons, Richard Long...). Hangar G2 - Quai Ar­mand La­lande - B > La Cité du Vin +33 (0)5 56 24 71 36 10 a.m to 6 p.m from Mon­days to Fri­days 2:30 p.m to 6:30 p.m on Sun­days Free en­try

Street-art, Bassin à flot n°2


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