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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  • Invisible Bordeaux tips featured in the latest 'Bordeaux Moments' magazine! 2 weeks ago Invisible Bordeaux is proud to have made a repeat appearance in the latest issue of Bordeaux Moments, Bordeaux Tourism's most excellent quarterly bilingual travel and lifestyle magazine.  In the article, I provide a few suggestions of unusual outings in and around Bordeaux to be enjoyed, you...
  • Following the 'green line' from Place Ravezies to Le Bouscat via Bruges 2 weeks ago Place Ravezies is one of the main entry points into Bordeaux proper and has long since been a public transport hub. Until 2012 it was also the location of Ravezies railway station, which was for many years the terminus of railway connections from the Médoc peninsula. That final portion of rail...
  • The day 50,000 lined the streets of Bordeaux to honour the city's archbishop, Cardinal Lecot 3 months ago Invisible Bordeaux recently picked up a series of postcards showing different stages of a funeral procession through the streets of the city centre in the early years of the 20th century. The event was clearly a big deal, as the pictures showed enormous crowds lining the route, with many people...
  • Introducing Bordeaux Métropole's rather lovely local heritage card games 3 months ago Invisible Bordeaux was one of a number of local structures and players who contributed to an innovative project focused on heritage in the area conducted this year by Bordeaux Métropole in conjunction with Deux Degrés, the publishing house and “agence de médiation” who have already...
  • The Gironde estuary hovercraft story and the Pauillac connection 3 months ago An interesting post recently published on social media included a 1970s clip of a hovercraft criss-crossing the Gironde estuary between Lamarque and Blaye, on the route that is more naturally associated with its small-scale car ferries. This was news to me, and investigating further also enabled me...

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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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