THE AT­LANTIC WEST

Charming Bordeaux - - BORDEAUX MÉTROPOLE -

1 WALK ON THE WA­TER

The city of Saint-medard and its wa­ters are closely en­twined. While walk­ing along the creek, you can dis­cover some won­der­ful wildlife and flora, as well its mills. Some of which were used for grind­ing grain, oth­ers were built for the royal pow­der fac­tory, which has since be­come Hérak­lès. Av­enue Mon­taigne, Saint-mé­dard-en-jalles

3 > Gadret

2 EGLISE SAINT-BLAISE

The apse and façade of the church are Ro­manesque. The bell tower and the nave were re­built in the 19th cen­tury. Av­enue de la République, Mar­tig­nas-sur-jalle

11 > Mar­tig­nas Cen­tre

3 MOULINAT MILL

Built on the river Jalle, this mill’s foun­da­tions date back to the thir­teenth cen­tury. This con­struc­tion that sits on arch­ways is typ­i­cal of the lo­cal ar­chi­tec­ture. Chemin du Moulinat, Le Hail­lan

4 VIEILLE EGLISE SAINT-VINCENT

The old­est re­li­gious build­ing in Mérignac (12th cen­tury), it is now ded­i­cated to the vis­ual arts. Its four an­nual events have put it on the map as a renowned ex­hi­bi­tion venue. Rue de la Vieille Eglise, Mérignac

A > Mérignac-cen­tre +33 (0)5 56 18 88 62 - www.merignac.com Tuesday to Sun­day: 2pm-7pm Free en­try

5 PARC DE BOURRAN

De­signed by land­scape artist Louis Le Bre­ton in 1873, this 18-hectare park has been a listed his­tor­i­cal site since 1992, as has the château that now houses a teacher train­ing col­lege. Av­enue de la Marne, Mérignac

1 > Bour­ranville

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