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The Zoo de Bordeaux Pessac is a five-hectare (12-acre) park and is home to some 400 animals belonging to 110 different species. Animals from Africa and Asia, including lions and giraffes, are there to be discovered, as well as a species of wolf with a mane. The zoo offers a number of free attractions, such as water tobogganing and a riding school for the kids. Picnics are permitted although the zoo also provides fast-food refreshment. The zoo is located about 15 minutes drive from the center of Bordeaux.
Art lovers and historians will fall in love with the Maison carree d’Arlac. Located in the town of Mérignac of France, this folly is located near the town of Bordeaux. Constructed in the 18th century, the building was originally erected for the banker Charles Peixotto, who belonged to the town of Bordeaux. Built in the Neo-Classical style of architecture, the mansion sits on a bed of natural greenery and sports a pristine white exterior.
Admiring the visionary mind of architect Charles-Edouard Le Corbusier, Bordeaux industrialist Henri Frugès commissioned him to create this unconventional neighborhood. Fifty houses were built in 1926, but they didn't become homes until 1929. The 1970s brought restoration and renewed respect for the buildings, which are now listed and protected in a national heritage zone (Protection du Patrimoine Architectural Urbain et Paysager). With only modest architectural alterations allowed, the whole neighborhood will be preserved, while maintaining its original residential feel.
A Market place, you can go shopping all year.
The Chateau Lescombes was built in the mid 16th Century, however most of the original building was destroyed in a fire. Apart from the Gothic Barbican door and the dovecote, most of the existing structure was built in the 17th Century. The structure is now used as a Gardening Museum that chronicles the progression of agricultural and gardening tools from manual to mechanized. It also houses a contemporary art center that hosts several exhibitions featuring various artists. Admission is free of cost, however prior appointments are required. One may also visit the educational vegetable garden that changes on a seasonal basis.
Place d'Arlac is a pleasant market place.
A place hosting the market every week. You will enjoy the local products all year.
Eglise Saint Augustin is a lovely 19th-century church, whose main treasure is its organ. This instrument dates back to the 1800s, and has a rich tone, making the classical concerts held at the church well worth a visit.
Bibliothèque Saint-Augustin is a popular library located in the heart of Bordeaux. Well-organized and distinct sections for children, teens and adults makes browsing easy. A huge number of documents and journals are stored in the shelves. The library subscribes to around 60 national and international newspapers, that are widely read by visitors. The collection is regularly updated with books, magazines, AV material, tapes and more. Literary courses and workshops are also offered by Bibliothèque Saint-Augustin. Contact library for more information.
This church built between 1874 and 1894 has three naves.
Designed in 1885, this garden currently consists of a copse of ancient trees, despite the destruction of many during the storm of December 1999. The park has all the characteristics of an English garden: an even layout, expansive lawns, and numerous planters. A pool of water measuring one hectare rests in its center. In addition to swans and ducks, the garden has a small animal park with rabbits, guinea pigs, goats, and ostriches.
Located inside the Château Tauzin, the Bibliothèque has 6 000 books for children and 7 000 books for teenagers and adults that can be perused on site or borrowed for free. Each year several hundred more titles are added. You can also read the latest issues of 50 magazines and newspapers that the Bibliothèque subscribes to or enjoy free Internet access. The library regularly organizes conferences as well as film screenings, art exhibitions and other cultural events. Closed Monday and Sunday; on Thursday open only for classes.