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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  • Podcast #11 - Antoine Puentès on the history of public transport in Bordeaux 4 days ago The eleventh episode of the French-language Invisible Bordeaux podcast is now available! So please form an orderly queue ahead of immediate boarding for a trip back through the 200-year history of public transport in Bordeaux, with friend-of-the-blog Antoine Puentès in the driving seat!By day,...
  • Notre-Dame des Flots, Lacanau-Océan's minimalist place of worship 2 weeks ago We are in Lacanau-Océan, on the Atlantic coast some sixty kilometres to the west of Bordeaux, and we are outside an angular building that could easily be mistaken for offices or a warehouse, or possibly a supermarket. It is in fact a church, Notre-Dame des Flots, and its unusual minimalist design...
  • Is the Cité du Vin really any good? 2 months ago OK, granted, this is not exactly typical Invisible Bordeaux material, given that since opening in 2016 the city’s wine museum has rapidly established itself as one of Bordeaux’s essential sights and stops on the tourist circuit. But, despite a number of whistle-stop tours when holding corporate...
  • La Pergola: Caudéran's art deco theatre and multipurpose complex 1 month ago We’re in Bordeaux's Caudéran district to see the 300-seater La Pergola, a theatre set in a complex that is a case study in 1930s art deco architecture and is among the select list of local buildings officially listed as 20th century architectural heritage (Patrimoine du XXe siècle). When it...
  • Podcast #10 - Fleur explore Bordeaux 3 months ago The tenth episode of the French-language Invisible Bordeaux podcast is now available and features Fleur, the independent tour guide and blogger whose local slow tourism website Fleur explore Bordeaux compiles countless suggestions of things to see in and around the city either on foot or by bike,...

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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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