LA BASTIDE

Charming Bordeaux - - THE DISTRICTS OF BORDEAUX -

From one bank to the other. It was only in 1822 that the two banks were fi­nally con­nected with the con­struc­tion of the stone bridge. This work lead to the rapid ur­ban­i­sa­tion of this shore, and a strong de­vel­op­ment in its har­bour and in­dus­trial ac­tiv­ity.

1 LION DE VEILHAN

Made of com­pos­ite ma­te­ri­als, this con­tem­po­rary sculp­ture is a true vis­ual land­mark at the en­trance of the Bastide dis­trict. Sim­pli­fied and dis­pro­por­tion­ate, the lion is some­thing be­tween a toy, a de­sign ob­ject and a dec­o­ra­tive piece, chal­leng­ing the con­ven­tions of sculp­ture. Place Stal­in­grad - A > Stal­in­grad

BURDIGALA CRUISES

For over ten years, Croisières Burdigala has used its fleet of three boats to of­fer sev­eral river trips: a river cruise of the fa­cades and bridges with com­men­tary; a trip with Oys­ters and Wine; the is­lands of the es­tu­ary with a stop-off at Blaye; and a one hour cruise that ends at La Cité du Vin. 7 quai des Queyries - A > Stal­in­grad +33 (0)5 56 49 36 88 www.croisieres-burdigala-bor­deaux.fr + page 90

2 GARE D’OR­LÉANS

Bor­deaux’s first train sta­tion, it was built on the Bordeaux­paris line in 1852 on the re­quest of the Com­pag­nie des Chemins de Fer d’or­léans. With the com­ple­tion of the Eif­fel rail­way bridge, it lost much of its traf­fic to gare Saint-jean be­fore clos­ing in 1951. Nowa­days, the build­ing has been con­verted into a cin­ema and sev­eral res­tau­rants. Quai des Queyries - A > Stal­in­grad

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