Left Bank

Charming Bordeaux - - CONTENTS -

On the hori­zon and as far as the eye can see, the for­est of the Lan­des de Gascogne ... The mar­itime pine for­est is near, but also the vine with its crus from the pres­ti­gious ap­pel­la­tions of the Me­doc and Graves. You can feel the breeze from the At­lantic Ocean, just 40 km away. This sub­ur­ban ter­ri­tory was, in the twen­ti­eth cen­tury, the nat­u­ral ex­ten­sion of the Bordeaux me­trop­o­lis.

1 STA­DIUM MATMUT ATLANTIQUE

Imag­ined by the ar­chi­tects Her­zog & de Meu­ron, this 42.000-seat sta­dium was in­au­gu­rated in 2016. It is char­ac­ter­ized by its nu­mer­ous col­umns, in­spired by the pine for­est of the Lan­des. Cours Jules Ladoumegue, Bordeaux

C > Parc des Ex­po­si­tions/stade +33 (0)5 56 00 66 24 - www.matmut-atlantique.com

2 CASINO THEATRE BARRIERE

A multi-lea­sure com­plex that com­bines plea­sure and fun with 340 slot ma­chines, 40 tra­di­tional and elec­tronic ta­ble games and var­i­ous per­for­mances at the theatre Rue Car­di­nal Richaud, Bordeaux - C > Palais des Con­grès +33 (0)5 56 69 49 00 - www.casino-bordeaux.com

3 BEACH OF BORDEAUX-LAC

A recre­ational area for the fam­ily, eas­ily ac­ces­si­ble by tram. Su­per­vised area of 100 m and with many sport ac­tiv­i­ties. Boule­vard Cha­ban Del­mas, Bruges - C > Les Au­biers +33 (0)5 56 69 98 58 From mid-june to mid-septem­ber

4 BRUGES SWAMPS

A na­tional na­ture re­serve of 266 hectares. Var­i­ous land­scapes of great eco­log­i­cal value and part of the her­itage of the re­gion. Av­enue des 4 Ponts, Bruges - +33 (0)5 56 91 33 65 Closed on Mon­days and Fri­days - Free en­try C > Frank­ton

5 CAS­TEL D’ANDORTE

Beau­ti­ful 18th cen­tury Bordeaux coun­try house at­trib­uted to the ar­chi­tect François Lhôte. Lo­cated in the mag­nif­i­cent Parc de la Chên­eraie. 79 rue Ray­mond Lav­i­gne, Le Bous­cat -

6 PARC DE MAJOLAN

6 > Lav­i­gne Fea­tur­ing a 19th cen­tury grotto and grounds with rare trees, this is a ro­man­tic lo­ca­tion ideal for leisurely walks. Av­enue du Général de Gaulle, Blan­que­fort

29 > Parc de Majolan

7 FORTRESS OF BLAN­QUE­FORT

Built be­tween the 11th and 15th cen­turies, the Fort Blanc gave its name to the town. Ed­ward III made it a de­fen­sive wall against the in­va­sion of the French dur­ing the Hun­dred Years War. Rue de la Forter­esse, Blan­que­fort +33 (0)5 56 57 19 42 Ou­vert un dimanche par mois

8 EGLISE SAINT-PIERRE

A beau­ti­ful col­lec­tion of paint­ings of the sev­en­teenth, eigh­teenth and nine­teenth cen­turies and re­mark­able pul­pit to preach. Place de la Libéra­tion, Parem­puyre

9 CHÂTEAU DU TAILLAN

Also known as Château de la Dame Blanche, this el­e­gant coun­try house was built around 1770. Now, this wine es­tate pro­poses vis­its. In the park, there is a very im­pos­ing mar­ble al­tar­piece from the chapel of the Hospi­tal of the Man­u­fac­ture of Bordeaux (17th cen­tury). Av­enue de la Croix, Le Taillan Médoc

5 > Mairie du Taillan Médoc +33 (0)5 56 57 47 00 - www.chateaudu­tail­lan.com

10 CHÂTEAU LESCOMBES

The orig­i­nal château dates back to the Mid­dle Ages. It was re­built in the 17th cen­tury by Con­gre­ga­tion of Feuil­lants. The mul­berry tree is from this pe­riod. The site now wel­comes con­tem­po­rary art ex­hibits. In the dove­cote, built above the château’s for­mer well, a mar­ket gar­den mu­seum. 198, av­enue du Taillan-médoc, Eysines

5 > Eysines Cen­tre +33 (0)5 56 16 18 10 Open ev­ery af­ter­noon from Wed­nes­days to Sun­days. Free en­try

11 EGLISE DE SAINT-AUBIN

Church of Ro­man foun­da­tion. In the choir there is a beau­ti­ful fif­teenth cen­tury Eucharis­tic wall cab­i­net. Be­hind the al­tar there are cu­ri­ous Veyrines in which the chil­dren would pass un­der­neath to give them strength. Place de l’eglise, Saint-aubin

3 > Eglise de Saint-aubin

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