February 7, 2013

Hotel de Cheverus

A beautiful example of luxurious XVIIIth century architecture in Bordeaux, the former residence of an Archbishop, Cardinal de Cheverus.

January 30, 2013

January 29, 2013

January 28, 2013

A froggy morning

The Jardin Public (Public Garden), 
a wonderful english style park created during King Louis XV.

January 27, 2013

The old gate became an arch

The tower was the entrance of the royal residence where Alienor of Aquitaine, Queen of France then Queen of England used to live. During a hundred years, a terrible war will see french and english fighting for this place.

January 26, 2013

Late in the old town

La Grosse Cloche is one of the most famous monument in town. The bell only rings for great events : a new century, WWII Victory Day. From the english occupation till the Revolution, there was the Town Hall. The tower was the belfry. It is the one we can see on Bordeaux coat of arms.

January 22, 2013

Bordeaux first bridge

Called "le pont de Pierre" (the stone bridge) while the residents used to wait for a boat unpermanent bridge during the reign of Louis XVIII (circa 1820)

January 21, 2013

A man in blue

Another rainy day, cours Victor Hugo 
while elsewhere in the country it's snowing...

January 20, 2013