MAI­SON ÉCOCITOYENNE

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The En­vi­ron­men­tal Civic Cen­tre sprung up from the for­mer dock­ers’ hir­ing cen­tre. It broad­ens per­spec­tives on sus­tain­able de­vel­op­ment and com­bines a re­source cen­tre, an ex­hi­bi­tion space and an ex­change fo­rum giv­ing the pub­lic ac­cess to ideas and the means to par­tic­i­pate ac­tively on a daily ba­sis. Quai Riche­lieu, face à la Porte Cailhau

A, C > Porte de Bour­gogne +33 (0)5 24 57 65 20 - maisoneco.blog.bor­deaux.fr 11 a.m to 6 p.m (8 p.m on Thurs­days). Closed on Mon­days. Free en­try.

13 PONT DE PIERRE

The first bridge built in Bor­deaux on the or­ders of Napoleon Bon­a­parte, the pont de pierre uni­fies the two banks of the Garonne into one sin­gle city. Con­structed be­tween 1810 and 1822, it ex­tends over 487 me­tres and is built on 17 ma­jes­tic arches. Each pil­lar rests on 220 pine and fir trees. Cross­ing the bridge re­quired you to pay a fee up un­til 1863. It is a ver­i­ta­ble belvedere over the port and the city.

A, C > Porte de Bour­gogne

14 PORTE DE BOUR­GOGNE

One of nu­mer­ous gates con­structed in the 18th cen­tury in place of older me­dieval struc­tures that had be­come di­lap­i­dated ob­so­lete. The Bur­gundy Gate was in­spired by Ro­man tri­umphal arches and built be­tween 1750 and 1755 by An­dré Portier in hon­our of the new­born duke of Bur­gundy, grand­son of King Louis XV. Place Bir-hakeim - A, C > Porte de Bour­gogne

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