AUDITORIUM OF THE NATIONAL BORDEAUX OPERA
Made spectacular by its structure and acoustics (largest orchestra pit in Europe), it was created in 2013 by the architect Michel Pétuaud-létang. The Bordeaux National Opera offers a musical programme in multiple repertoires. 8-13 cours Georges Clémenceau - B > Gambetta +33 (0)5 57 78 41 19 - www.opera-bordeaux.com
7 THE TRIANGLE OF BORDEAUX
The Allées de Tourny, Cours de l’intendance and Cours Georgeclemenceau avenues form the so-called ‘triangle’ of Bordeaux. The Grands Hommes Shopping Centre takes its name from the grand streets dedicated to famous literary figures that fork off in each direction. There are wine cellars stocked with Grand Crus and Champagne, French delicatessens and luxury boutiques that sit alongside the terraces of some the area’s best restaurants. Place des Grands Hommes - B > Grand-théâtre
8 ÉGLISE NOTRE DAME
The Notre-dame church and Cour Mably Courtyard are the only remains of the Dominican Convent which stood in this neighbourhood in the 13th century. Pierre Michel Duplessy was the architect who planned its layout and the facade, inspired by the Church of the Gesù in Rome. Close to the church, the Cour Mably Courtyard and the Chapter House (Salle Capitulaire) are timeless places where concerts, open air screenings and exhibitions are held all year round.