|The statue looks across to the street which bears Dr Chabrely's name.|
|These incredible pictures of the inauguration of the Dollfus housing programme feature in "La Bastide Bordeaux II", part of the excellent "Mémoire en Images" series. But which of the bearded gentlemen is Chabrely?|
|Rue Dollfus today, including a plaque which harks back to the spirit of the 1890s (plaque photo courtesy of Association Histoire(s) de la Bastide).|
Sadly though, the doctor was to die soon afterwards, in 1895, and would not witness the fruit of these policies. He did not bow out quietly though: Chabrely remained highly active up until his passing and on his last working day he tirelessly moved from door to door throughout La Bastide, tending to 75 patients!
Unveiled on July 31st 1896, one year after the death of its subject, Leroux’s bronze portrayal of Dr Chabrely is eminently and instantly likeable, much like the subject matter himself must have been: the altruistic, witty, forward-looking, caring “médecin des pauvres” of the Bastide quarter.
- Find it on the Invisible Bordeaux map
- Dr Chabrely statue, Place Montaud, Bordeaux