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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  • A fresh set of Bordeaux ghost signs! 1 week ago Ever since it launched in 2011, one of the recurring themes on the Invisible Bordeaux has been so-called ghost signs, those old handpainted names, messages or advertisements that have faded over time, but are still clinging in there, silently embellishing walls and façades.Bordeaux appears to...
  • The city of Bordeaux's relationship status with former mayor Adrien Marquet: it's complicated 3 weeks ago Prominent politician Adrien Marquet was mayor of Bordeaux from 1925 to 1944. In many ways he transformed the face of the city but has mainly gone down in history as the man who was at the helm of Bordeaux throughout the dark years of the Second World War. Therefore, despite highly-visible physical...
  • Bordeaux life through a lens: my favourite local Instagram accounts 2 months ago Like many blogs, Invisible Bordeaux has also developed its presence on social media channels including Twitter, Facebook and Youtube. And one of the essential outlets used to promote blog items and share random pictures as and when the opportunities arise is Instagram.  There are many talented...
  • Jardin des Remparts: Bordeaux's secret garden on the old city walls 3 months ago Invisible Bordeaux came across an unexpected delight when out and about on a recent assignment, for tucked away above the remnants of the old city walls is the small but perfectly-formed Jardin des Remparts, another contender for Bordeaux’s “Best Kept Secret” award! Although seemingly rich...
  • The abbey, the fountain, the wall and the statues: the sights of Sainte-Croix 3 months ago In the Sainte-Croix district, which lies mid-way between the Saint-Michel quarter and Saint-Jean railway station, there are a number of unusual sights to take in. Here is the Invisible Bordeaux guide to four of those sights, bearing in mind that they are all interconnected in many ways....

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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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