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Charming Bordeaux - - THE DISTRICTS OF BORDEAUX -

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.

1 PONT JAC­QUES CHA­BAN-DEL­MAS

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

2 CAP SCIENCES

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. Hangar 20 - Quai de Ba­calan - B > La Cité du Vin +33 (0)5 56 01 07 07 - www.cap-sciences.net 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

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