who are we?

Bordeaux Architecture Tours organizes architectural tours in and around Bordeaux, for professionals as well as enlightened connoisseurs. It was founded in 2019 by David Vernet.

David is a practicing architect in Bordeaux and Paris (bandapar); he has previously worked in various European countries, including Hungary, the Netherlands and Slovenia.

From 2007 to 2011, David was Head of Secretariat to the European Forum for Architectural Policies (EFAP), a Brussels-based organization dedicated to promote architectural quality towards European policy-makers (Commission, Parliament, Committee of the Regions, professional organizations…). He has organized and participated in several conferences and programmes, notably on cultural and creative industries, or the City of the Future.

He has also taught at the Delft Technical University in the Netherlands, where he was the chief editor for the Routledge book Boutiques and Other Retail Spaces: The Architecture of Seduction and other articles in various European professional journals (Kontrast, Čovjek i prostor, a10 …)

Bordeaux Architecture Tours works with local guides for large groups or tours in several languages (FR, EN, DE, NL, ES).

we worked with…

architecture offices: Rijnboutt (NL), LPO (NO), Haworth Tompkins (UK), Bollinger + Fehlig (DE), Ziegler Branderhorst (NL), de mannen van schuim (NL), BEA architects (IL)

schools: Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz (CH), Vallès School of Architecture (ES), Hasselt University (BE), Ostschweizer Fachhochschule (CH)

institutional bodies: Rotterdam Planning Office (NL), UNSFA78 (FR), Rotterdam City Council (NL), MOA AURA (FR), Réseau des Maisons de l’architecture (FR), Wallonie-Bruxelles Architectures (BE), Conseil National de l’Ordre des Architectes (FR), le 308 (FR)

travel agencies: architravel (FR), planopli (BE), Global Cruises (USA)

…and enlightened connoisseurs

what do they have to say…

Bollinger + Fehlig Architecture, Berlin

“BAT has succeeded in giving an up-to-date vision of Bordeaux’s urban dynamics through visits to major recent and ongoing urban projects. The socio-political specifics to the French and regional context were well outlined, and highly appreciated for the good understanding of local issues. Rhythm well kept all in a friendly atmosphere. We recommend!“

Lukas Gruntz, Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz FHNW

“Thanks to BAT, we had an unforgettable study trip to Bordeaux. Wise and competent advices allowed us to better understand the architecture of the city and the region. In particular, we also appreciated their commitment during planning and site visits.”