Towering over the Médoc
The Tour de l'Honneur has been a fixture on the Lesparre-Médoc skyline since the 14th century
Off the rails
What is there to see from a commuter train between Blanquefort and Bordeaux? There is only one way to find out...
Ghosts of trades past
Tracking down the traces left by former companies and tradesmen on their doorways
From rue des Remparts to the concert halls of Paris
The story of the influential Bordeaux-born violinist and conductor Charles Lamoureux
Guided by bronze
Sculptor François Didier provides the full story behind the three popular bronze 3-D maps located in central Bordeaux
Saturday, 18 October 2014
Saturday, 11 October 2014
The time had therefore come to report to Blanquefort railway station and buy a €4.30 ticket for the 35-minute journey into Bordeaux’s Gare Saint-Jean. The big question before the train arrived was would I spot anything new from this rear-window vantage point? The answer was not exactly a resounding “yes” or a definite “no” but somewhere in-between: it would simply provide a sample of the city’s suburban living quarters and landscapes, some of which we’ve almost stopped noticing.
Sunday, 5 October 2014
Sunday, 28 September 2014
The words are virtually illegible, given that they have been written in white on a white background. But that shouldn’t be enough to put us off deciphering the text: the plaque celebrates the birthplace of Charles Lamoureux, the illustrious violinist and conductor who did much to popularise the music of Berlioz, Wagner and Handel in France.
Sunday, 21 September 2014
Friday, 12 September 2014
Once again there are hundreds of options available, making it difficult to know where to start. So to make things easier, Invisible Bordeaux has been through everything on offer and here is a small selection of some of the more unusual and eye-catching visits... while the full list of venues and visits - in Bordeaux and beyond - can be found on the official event website.
Saturday, 6 September 2014
Wooden crosses mark the graves of the five Americans, who died at various dates between 1918 and 1945: Edward Simacys (1918), Anton Rivas (1919), Abraham Hamde (1920), Charles Carroll (1928) and Joseph Bouchard (1945).