The area is peaceful with cafes and restaurants, and the gateway is very dramatic and beautiful. A good area for a stroll around and a relaxing drink or meal.
Bordeaux has become a delightful city to walk around in, and this is an attractive piece of old renaissance architecture close to the city centre which has been well restored. Well worth a look.
This is part of the old wall and is set back a little om the others newly restored buildings. It is worth the trip as is. Beautiful example of Renaissance architecture from the old town.
One of the sights worth seeing in Bordeaux. Plenty of good photo opportunities in the vicinity. We walked from our hotel near the train station, following the river. You could use the tram as there is a station close by.
This old gate in the (now vanished) city wall is well worth a visit. It has a small museum on the 1st floor and several rooms above. Perhaps talks too much about stone masons, but still very interesting. Rcommended
Just like most of Bordeaux refurbished old city , give yourself the necessary time to walk all over the old downtown , visit churches and chapel from St Pierre to StMichel church, a little walk into the middle ages and the 18th century constructions, then a strall on the river walk, what a treat !
Very impressive looking strucure. We really enjoyed seeing all the 'portes' dotted around the town though we never did find out if they were connected for any particular reason. It can be found down by the River Garonne so it's worth going to see as you can kill two birds with one stone!
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