Bordeaux Off The Beaten Path

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    Walk along the Esplanade

    by Mique Updated Dec 27, 2004

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    If you intend to visit St-Bruno's, the one of the more actractive ways of getting there is to walk along the Esplanade. It runs from the Cours d'Albret almost all the way to St-Bruno's. The Esplanade is not really a park but it is some sort of green walkway. Where you can also sit, relax and be away from the busy city life.

    Along this route you'll find several buildings with 60's and 70's architecture.

    The Esplanade

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    War monument

    by Mique Updated Jul 21, 2004

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    If you decide to go and visit St-Bruno's then don't forget to take a small tour around the church. One one side you'll find a small place with a pond, several stone pilars and one side completely covered by a stone 'wall' covered with the names of people who died in the first or second world war

    War monument and St-Bruno

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    The trompe-d'oeils of St-Bruno's

    by Mique Written Jan 18, 2004

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    St-Bruno's is quite a different kind of church. It has a great vaulted ceiling wich is truly impressive but i liked the fresco's the most. In many places there is a really good trompe d'oeil (3d-effect). Most notably on the roof where it looks like there is a small turret with glass windows.

    A balcony or not a balcony?
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    St Remi church

    by Mique Written Jan 18, 2004

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    The Saint Remi church hosts several expositions per year. When we entered there, there was a photo exposition. But it was the last day. The guy in charge wasn't sure when the next exposition was going to be. And he didn't have a webside address either. Though i'm sure there is something to be found on the net, if you know where to look for it. Admission was free. So it might be worth just to walk past it and take a look whether there is something going on.

    The church can be found on a small sidestreet from rue St. Remi.

    Exposition space
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    Renovate an old property

    by mattig Written Aug 30, 2003

    Yes, that's just what I did from 1988 - 1991 ! I found someone who wanted to sell an old Vineyard type house, it was absolutely beautiful as it was, but he wanted it right ! So, me, knowing little about renovation, except using the odd bottle of Nitromor's, waded in with pets and all. I comletely did the property exactly how he wanted it, mostly tongue and groove, stained etc.. whitewash, etc.. and he just kept on sypplying me with all the materials I needed. The place where I was, was about 44 kilometers outside Bordeaux. I went there with about 20 words of French (in my day, another language was not an option at school) and within 6 months I was teaching English to 9 pupils, growing vegetables which I sold in the local market and also had a tea/coffee "garden" and the odd B & B guest!. I earned more than enough to keep myself and my 2 dogs and cat. I got geese and chicken in and the guy couldn't have been happier. I did string it out a bit toward the end - I didn't want to leave at all! BUT, what an experience it was ! One of the most wonderful places I have ever lived in, and I would go back at the drop of a hat, had I not married a great man!

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    the graveyard...

    by belgianchocolate Written Jun 2, 2003

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    Bordeaux has an exceptional graveyard. It is quit large... And really stuffed with monuments. Small gothic churches , statues of angels. You can't walk here on your own but a friendly men of staff will probably guide the tourist arround. There are also some modern thinks. A must see if u like this kind of stuff...

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    While being in Bordeaux, many...

    by nicolaspelon Written Aug 26, 2002

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    While being in Bordeaux, many people stay downtown or go to the wineyards, or Arcachon...and they miss one of the most exciting beach of the areas : Lacanau!

    Lacanau is one of the best surf spot for pro competition...you have to take care when swimming in this area but if you like bodyboarding, surfing, ...you will love Lacanau.

    It's only 40 miles west from Bordeaux, but be carefull on the road as many accidents occurs due to the small road...

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    Along the River

    by black_mimi99 Written Feb 1, 2008

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    Bordeaux was once one of the finest ports in France because of the deep Garonne River. And walking along the Garonne River at night is breathtaking as it illuminates the Garonne with its lights.

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    Across

    by black_mimi99 Written Feb 1, 2008

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    Across the Public Jardin we can find the champ du Mars, and where there is one building atracted me, its nice and have several statue out of the building...

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    Building in Public Jardin

    by black_mimi99 Written Feb 1, 2008

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    This building in the Public Jardin, I dont have any idea whats building is that.... but its a nice building.

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    FABULOUS ROCAMADUR

    by zuriga Updated Mar 11, 2005

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    Don't miss the fabulous town of Rocamadur - it's high up and worth the climb. Lots of pilgrims come here to say a few prayers.

    MAKE A PILGRIMAGE
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    A FAVORITE SPOT

    by zuriga Updated Mar 11, 2005

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    This was one of the most beautiful places I've ever seen. The town is BrantomeI could look at this water forever.

    BRANTOME
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    even if this year is a bad...

    by lorgnierl Written Aug 24, 2002

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    even if this year is a bad year to visit bordeaux (new tramway !!!) enjoy every days a new theater !!! nice colors, life,

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    also if you are not in...

    by BlueFox Written Aug 24, 2002

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    also if you are not in hanggliding/paragliding you should visit the great dunes of pyla, which are the highest in whole europe.

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