Post-war Bordeaux through its emblematic planning and buildings

  • 2h / half-day / full day
  • 5 persons min / 20 persons max
  • Tour by foot + public transportation / by bike

Bordeaux is mostly known for its neoclassical architecture, and its listed facade on the Garonne. But the city also bears significant traces of the post-war period, characterized by massive reconstruction following modernist dogmas.

From concrete slab urbanism in Mériadeck district to Grand Parc social housing, this visit offers a clear reading of the evolution of the city and the shifts from one district to another.

Depending on the duration, this tour will also bring along some exceptional examples of modernist or modern architecture:

  • Benauge fire station (1954)
  • Cité de la Benauge social housing (1955)
  • Le Grand Parc social housing (1959)
  • Mériadeck and concrete slab urbanism (1969-1976)
  • La Caisse d’Epargne (1977)
  • Music College (1977)