Invisible Bordeaux

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Invisible Bordeaux
Guide to sights, stories, curios and lesser-known landmarks in and around Bordeaux. History, architecture, places and people.
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  • Video: The Wallace fountains of Bordeaux 4 days ago After writing an article about the Wallace fountains of Bordeaux sometime ago for the blog, I thought it might be interesting to film the evidence. So here is the ultimate 3'46" video guide to these elegant cast-iron drinking fountains, their history and their locations throughout the city. Enjoy!...
  • Stade des Chartrons: the Girondins stadium which has disappeared from view 1 week ago Local top-flight football (soccer) team Girondins de Bordeaux will soon be leaving Stade Chaban-Delmas and moving to their new purpose-built stadium in the Lac district of the city. But did you know that in the early years of the club, les Girondins in fact alternated between two stadiums: Parc...
  • Saint-André-de-Cubzac, where the Jacques Cousteau story started... and finished 2 weeks ago Yes, this is a wooden dolphin, and in its beak (sorry, its rostrum) the dolphin is holding a red hat reminiscent of the knit cap famously worn by the underwater explorer and filmmaker Jacques(-Yves) Cousteau. And the wooden dolphin is to be found in Saint-André-de-Cubzac, the town to the north of...
  • Video: A stroll in Saint-Aubin-de-Médoc 2 weeks ago A few months ago I published a couple of items about some of the sights in Saint-Aubin-de-Médoc, and the story of the Diamant A roundabout that can be found there. I recently went back and this time filmed the evidence, which you can view in this brand new Youtube clip. Hold on to your hats, it's...
  • Exploring the Portuguese Jewish cemetery on Cours de la Marne 3 weeks ago In every city there are secret and often surprising places hidden behind closed doors. Bordeaux is no exception and a few weeks ago Invisible Bordeaux again joined forces with the guys behind the Bordeaux 2066 blog (the French-language version of this article can be found on their website here)....

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Mikeefos
21:08 PM October 23, 2012

This is a great blog about things you may have to scratch the bordealias surface to find. Great research and effort goes into these articles...

Castro
21:04 PM June 03, 2014

Dear Tim, I came across your blog very recently. I like your writing style and I got very interested about it. I wonder if you have written any blog about the best neighbourhoods to live in. I would like to see something beyond the TripAdvisor sort of opinions. I am sure you can grasp the character of each region in and around the city in a way that few can. Moreover, the eyes of a local/foreigner will give me the right perspective. I have a special interest in this subject because it is very likely that I will move with my wife to Bordeaux to take over a professorial position. I have lived before in Versailles, France, for few years (as well as in Brazil, US, Canada, Spain, and Canada again). So, France is not very strange to me although the French language is a far acquaintance to me. I would value tremendously any information on this subject.

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