AU­DI­TO­RIUM OF THE NA­TIONAL BOR­DEAUX OPERA

Charming Bordeaux - - THE DISTRICTS OF BORDEAUX -

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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.

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