A contemporary vision in a historic district — This area includes several museums around the imposing Palais Rohan whose reception rooms open onto a view of Mériadeck, including a contemporary restoration around the old Fort du Hâ.
1 PALAIS ROHAN
Palais Rohan, City Hall The Palais Rohan recalls the splendour and power of the archbishops of Bordeaux in the 18th century. In 1772, the archbishop Mériadec de Rohan commissioned the architect Joseph Etienne to build him a new palace. The work was funded, in part, by the creation of a vast dwelling place (the present Mériadeck district). After the Revolution, it became the District Hall, then the Prefecture of Gironde, then Town Hall in 1837. Inside the building is one of the most beautiful staircases in France, considered a masterpiece of French stonemasonry. HÔTEL DE VILLE PLACE PEY BERLAND TÉL.: +33 5 56 48 04 24 A, B > HÔTEL DE VILLE MERCREDI 14H30 ET VENDREDI 10H, SUR RÉSERVATION VISITE GUIDÉE : 5 / 3,50 / 1H
July: City Scene Summer Festival is held in the unique setting of the Town Hall courtyard, which provides fine quality acoustics. A wide variety of musical genres.
2 MUSÉE DES BEAUX ARTS
The museum allows visitors to take a close look at masters of European art (Matisse, Picasso, Renoir, Rubens, Véronèse…) as well as Bordeaux’s native painters (André Lhote, Albert Marquet, Odilon Redon) of various periods and styles. The south wing is dedicated to classical 16th to 18th century painting and the north wing hosts 19th and 20th century art. Dutch painting is particu — larly well represented. 20 COURS D’ALBRET TÉL.: +33 5 56 10 20 56 A, B > HÔTEL DE VILLE 11H — 18H / FERMÉ MARDI & JOURS FÉRIÉS COLLECTION (HORS PÉRIODES D’EXPOSITIONS TEMPORAIRES À LA GALERIE DES BEAUX-ARTS) : 4 / 2 . GRATUIT SOUS CONDITIONS. BILLET COLLECTION MUSÉE DES BEAUX-ARTS + EXPOSITIONS TEMPORAIRES : 6,50 / 3,50 RÉDUIT. GRATUIT SOUS CONDITIONS.
3 FORT DU HÂ
Contemporary Renovation In 1972, the French National School for the Judiciary decentralised to Bordeaux. It was established on the site of the former Fort du Hâ, a fortress built by Charles VII of France following his victory against the English, of which only two towers remain. To the east, the School (1969-72 by Guillaume Gillet) and to the west, in extension to the courthouse, the silhouettes of the wooden husks of the seven courtrooms of the High Court (1994-98 by Richard Rogers). RUE DES FRÈRES BONIE A, B > HÔTEL DE VILLE
4 GALERIE DES BEAUX ARTS
Fine Arts Gallery
Modern Bacchanalia… This exceptional exhibition, organised in partnership with the Palais Fesch, assembles a selection of about one hundred works from the most prestigious national public collections (including the Louvre, the Orsay Museum, the Rodin Museum, the Petit Palais and the National Library of France). It casts a new light on 19th century art by immersing the visitor in the visual and musical universe of this burgeoning era. The discovery of the polymorphic figure of the bacchante is an innovative and unifying theme, which has particular resonance in the City of Bacchus, as a prelude to the inauguration of the Cité du Vin and the 10th edition of the Bordeaux Wine Festival in June.
PLACE DU COLONEL RAYNAL TÉL.: +33 5 56 96 51 60 A, B > HÔTEL DE VILLE 1, 5, 15 > GALERIE DES BEAUX-ARTS COLLECTION (HORS PÉRIODES D’EXPOSITIONS TEMPORAIRES À LA GALERIE DES BEAUX-ARTS) : 4 / 2 . GRATUIT SOUS CONDITIONS. BILLET COLLECTION MUSÉE DES BEAUX-ARTS+ EXPOSITIONS TEMPORAIRES : 6,50 / 3,50 . GRATUIT SOUS CONDITIONS
5 MUSÉE DES ARTS DÉCORATIFS ET DU DESIGN
Museum of Decorative Arts and Design Under the antique panelling and chandeliers of the Hôtel de Lalande, designed by Etienne Laclotte, the furnishings and ornaments recreate the refined atmosphere of an aristocratic townhouse “entre cour et jardin” (between entrance courtyard and garden) under Louis XVI. One of the most beautiful in Bordeaux, with its superb staircase, its panelled walls and parquet flooring, its marble fireplaces and traces of original décor, it is a remarkable example of the homes of Bordeaux’s aristocracy at the end of the Ancien Régime period. A sensitive museography displays reconstructions in the manner of American “period rooms”. In parallel to the exhibitions dedicated to the decorative arts, it gives a new impetus to design and contemporary creation. 39 RUE BOUFFARD — TÉL.: +33 5 56 10 14 00 A, B > HÔTEL DE VILLE 11H-18H / FERMÉ MARDI ET JOURS FÉRIÉS COLLECTION (HORS PÉRIODES D’EXPOSITIONS TEMPORAIRES) : 4 / 2 / GRATUIT SOUS CONDITIONS. BILLET COLLECTION + EXPOSITIONS TEMPORAIRES : 6,50 / 3,50 / GRATUIT SOUS CONDITIONS.
6 CIMETIÈRE DE LA CHARTREUSE
Chartreuse Cemetery Its massive entrance faces the Church of Saint-Bruno, offering an extraordinary example of 19th and 20th century fune — rary art. Crozatier Mausoleum, Catherineau Mausoleum, Fonfrède Pyramid, Latus Pyra — mid… and Goya’s Cenotaph. RUE FRANÇOIS DE SOURDIS A> HÔTEL DE RÉGION
7 PARC LESCURE ET STADE CHABAN
The Lescure Park and Chaban-Delmas Stadium In this residential neighbou — rhood, representative of the interwar period, the Art Deco style developed marvellously, especially in the context of individual housing and the stadium built in 1934 with arched concrete panels by Dabenni and sculptures by Buthaud, which give it architectural renown. A> STADE CHABAN-DELMAS