Bordeaux: all about Modernist Architecture!

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Come and discover Post-war Bordeaux through its emblematic buildings with an architect who will tell you all... and more!


  • Discover all you need to know about Mériadeck concrete slab urban planning
  • Have a look at iconic buildings such as the brutalist Caisse d'Epargne
  • In the city center, stroll along Modern and Art Déco buildings
  • Stop at Palais des Sports, learn about its transformation and its hanging car!
  • Enjoy the Benauge fire station, a Modernist jewel on the Garonne river


Bordeaux is mostly known for its neoclassical architecture, but the city also bears significant traces of the post-war period, characterized by massive reconstruction following modernist dogmas. The tour will start by exploring Mériadeck district, a perfect exemple of brutalist, concrete slab urbanism right in the city center. From there to a Corbusier-inspired fire station, this visit will bring you to iconic buildings from the 50s and 60s and a clear reading of the transformation of the city in the last 50 years. Come and get a better understanding of Bordeaux, how it evolved to become such a fantastic place to stay


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