The annual Journées européennes du patrimoine take place on September 15th and 16th. A number of places previously featured on Invisibl...

Journées du Patrimoine 2012: the Invisible Bordeaux selection!

The annual Journées européennes du patrimoine take place on September 15th and 16th. A number of places previously featured on Invisible Bordeaux will be open to the public, while others are on my list of things to see and write about!

Here is but a small selection of the places to see in Bordeaux itself, bearing in mind that throughout the region a whole host of fascinating venues are taking part in the event!

Past Invisible Bordeaux subjects that will be opening their doors:  

Guided tours Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th at 11am and 2pm. Registration on 05 56 52 78 36 (maximum number of 30 participants per session). 1 Rue de la Benauge, Bordeaux. Click for full information. 

Instituto Cervantes (former residence of Francisco Goya)
Open to public Saturday 15th 10am-6pm and Sunday 16th 10am-4pm, Goya/Teresa Cabarnis/Luis Mariano walk at 10am on both days. 57, cours de l'Intendance, Bordeaux. Click for full information.

Archives Municipales de Bordeaux (Hôtel Ragueneau, former Hôtel de l'Octroi)
Tours from 2pm to 5.30pm, Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th. 71, rue du Loup, Bordeaux. Click for full information.

Les échoppes bordelaises
Benauge tour (departing from Place Calixte Camelle) Saturday 15th at 11am, Queyries tour (departing from Caillou du Jardin Botanique) Sunday 16th at 11am. Click for full information

Places on my personal to-do list: 

19th-century work of architect Adolphe-Joseph Tiac designed to accommodate and educate deaf and dumb girls. The building is currently for sale! Various tours on Sunday 16th between 2pm and 6pm. 87 rue Abbé de l'Epée, Bordeaux. Click for full information.

Hôtel Frugès 
Private mansion built in the early years of the 20th century for the industrial entrepreneur Henri Frugès, featuring a number of ornate Art Nouveau features. Visits in groups of 12 people maximum every 30 minutes, Saturday 15th between 2.30pm and 5.30pm, Sunday 16th 10am-12pm and 2.30pm-5.30pm. 63, place des Martyrs de la Résistance, Bordeaux. Click for full information


Marché de Lerme 
Former covered market structure hosting exhibition of pictures by photographer Alexandre Dupeyron and painter Yann Chatelin. 10am-7pm Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th. Place de Lerme, Bordeaux. Click for full information.

Hôtel des Sociétés Savantes 
19th-century private mansion which initially belonged to a businessman, head office of the Société Savantes de Bordeaux since 1976. Open Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th from 3pm until 5pm. 1 place Bardineau, Bordeaux. Click for full information. 

And one that has got away:


France Télévisions Aquitaine 
In Bordeaux as elsewhere in France, the local TV studios of the France Télévisions group are organising behind-the-scenes tours for the general public... as you can imagine these are already fully-booked!


The full list of places to see, including details of times of guided tours when applicable, can be viewed here: www.journeesdupatrimoine.culture.fr/fr/le-programme 

Enjoy your visit(s)!

2 comments:

  1. Excellent. If I've got the right building, it looks as if someone wants to transform that school into social housing:

    http://magimmo.seloger.com/a-la-une/region/aquitaine/bordeaux-l-ancien-commissariat-devient-logement-socia-t225141

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    1. Spot on, that's that very building!

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