Delights for the palate in Bordeaux
Wine connoisseurs are probably not surprised that the university city of Bordeaux also has its own wine school, the École du Vin de Bordeaux. During an evening at the wine institute, you can taste the fine wines from the region and learn how to enjoy wine with all your senses.
On Sundays, the Marché Colbert market takes place on the Quai des Chartrons. In addition to delicious delicacies from the Bordeaux area, you can also sample exquisite oysters from the Bay of Arcachon there.
The classicism in Bordeaux
In Bordeaux, about 5,000 houses can be assigned to classicism. You can study the architectural style particularly impressively at the kilometer-long row of houses on Quai Richelieu. The defining characteristic of classicist architecture is perfect symmetry. In addition to the Place de la Bourse, you can also marvel at these at the Place de la Comédie, where the old Palais Bordelais is reflected in the façade of the opera house.
Another characteristic of neoclassical urbanism are dead-straight streets. You can enjoy a magnificent overview of Bordeaux's street network from the 374-feet-high tower of the Basilica of St. Michel. The citizens of Bordeaux also call it Flèche (arrow) because of its free-standing shape.
The sights of Bordeaux
Place Royale - Place de la Bourse
In 1730, the remodeling of the city began at Place Royale, once dedicated to King Louis XV. Today, the magnificent square, renamed Place de la Bourse, with its neoclassical perimeter buildings, looks like a fairy-tale theater setting.
If you look from the banks of the Garonne to the Place de la Bourse, you can see one and the same facade in quadruplicate. Indeed, in the fountain called Miroir d'eau by the Bordelais, the fronts of the old stock exchange and the former customs office, built symmetrically to it, are reflected.
Opera of Bordeaux
The opera house of Bordeaux - Le Grand Théâtre - was built in 1780 in the historic center of the city. Its glass-domed foyer and double-flight staircase were models for the later construction of the Paris Opera.
Cathedral of St-André
The origins of the Gothic Cathedral of St-André date back to the 3rd century. The most beautiful view of the church, which at the time was only a makeshift for a masterpiece that was not realized due to lack of funds, is enjoyed from its bell tower.
Garonne Bridge Pont de Pierre
The Pont de Pierre (stone bridge) spans the nearly 547 yards wide Garonne River in 17 arches. Commissioned by Emperor Napoleon, it was initially completed in wood in 1822 and remained the only bridge over the river until 1965.
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