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Charming Bordeaux - - THE DISTRICTS OF BORDEAUX -

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The south­ern part of the park (from Saint-jean bridge to the iconic ‘pont de pierre’) al­ready of­fers a beau­ti­ful view of the Saint-michel dis­trict. The area be­tween the ‘pont de pierre’ and Dar­win has be­come one of the Bor­deaux lo­cals’ favourite places to play and re­lax (pic­nic, bowl­ing al­ley, bas­ket­ball court, etc.). Quai Deschamps - Quai des Queyries -

4 JARDIN BOTANIQUE

De­signed by the land­scaper Mos­bach and the ar­chi­tect Jourda, th­ese gar­dens pro­vide an in­tro­duc­tion into the world of plants, bio­di­ver­sity and na­ture. It is di­vided into six land­scapes, notably in­clud­ing: the gallery of re­gional en­vi­ron­ments and their soils and flora; the spec­tac­u­lar wa­ter gar­den with its col­lec­tion of wa­ter lilies and other wa­ter plants; the ar­bore­tum and its large va­ri­ety of tree leaves and bark tex­tures; mag­nif­i­cent green­houses con­tain­ing Mediter­ranean veg­e­ta­tion. Quai des Queyries - A > Jardin Botanique +33 (0)5 56 52 18 77 - jardin-botanique-bor­deaux.fr Sum­mer : 8 a.m to 8 p.m - Win­ter : 8 a.m to 6 p.m

5 DAR­WIN, CASERNE NIEL

A > Stal­in­grad In this for­mer mil­i­tary bar­racks that dates from the Sec­ond French Em­pire, the Ger­mans housed their Span­ish pris­on­ers who were made to build the sub­ma­rine base (page XX). The bar­racks was com­pletely aban­doned by the army in 2005. Across over 3 hectares, Dar­win is a cen­tre for col­lab­o­ra­tion be­tween lo­cal play­ers that are con­tribut­ing to the tran­si­tion to­wards more co­op­er­a­tive and re­silient mod­els of so­ci­ety. There are en­tire walls ded­i­cated to street art, a skate park, a restau­rant, an or­ganic gro­cery store, an ur­ban farm, cowork­ing spa­ces, busi­nesses, bike re­pair work­shops, a roller derby club and area, con­fer­ence rooms, con­certs and more. Dar­win is a true ecosys­tem which wel­comes more than a thou­sand peo­ple ev­ery day. Quai des Queyries - A > Stal­in­grad +33 (0)5 56 77 52 06 - http://dar­win.camp

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