BBC Bordeaux walk-talk-and-lunch – Saturday, January 29th 2022

’Beating about Tourny/Tournons autour de Tourny’’ with Alain

A forceful character and brilliant administrator, Tourny remodelled Bordeaux between 1743 and 1757. One of his ideas was the ‘’cours” from the Toulouse/Bayonne roads (place de la Victoire) to the harbour by the Chartrons via Place Gambetta, a modern ringroad enabling fast transport of goods and providing modern housing for the bourgeois and a tree-lined promenade to boot.

The walk offers insights into 200 years of Bordeaux history.

Meeting place and time: 14.00 at Le Plana on Place de la Victoire, walk round the Cours to Place Tourny. Optional lunch at 12.30 at Le Plana on Place de la Victoire (2-course menu du jour and coffee for 18€).             

How to get there: tram B Place de la Victoire stop, also buses 1, 5, 11, 15, 20. Tram A is two stops away.

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