Things about Bordeaux
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Flying Easyjet,we arrived early at our hotel,Hotel Continental and were lucky to get our room before 0900am!.We had there our first of our 5 breakfasts,staying 4 nights.
Full,we went to shop(with the eyes) the many stores,often rich-looking of the pedestrianized streets of the town.
We enjoyed first the shop of Baillardran,the specialist of canelés bordelais,a small pastry with a soft center and a thick caramelized
crust,feeling fresh vanilla with a touch of rum......................................
Bordeaux,a Unesco World Heritage Site.
This distinction recognises the beauty and unity of style of Bordeaux's architectural heritage which has developed harmoniously
over the centuries and remained remarkably well preserved.
It is the largest urban entity to be so honoured,from the outer boulevards to the banks of the Garonne river,or
half of the city.
With over 300 historic monuments in a protected area of 150 hectares,as well as 3 churches that were already listed
as World Heritage sites on the pilgrim road of to Santiago de Compostela,Bordeaux is foremost an 18th century architectural
Thera are several ambitious urban renewal projects like:
- devlopment of the quays along the Garonne river,bordered by the Place des Quinquonces,the largest square in Europe.
- restoration of many facades
- a light rail transit system
- devlopment of pedestrianized areas