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Walk & Talk Bordeaux – Saturday 2nd December

Walk & Talk in Bordeaux with Alain on Saturday 2nd December

School architecture and Third-Republic values in Bordeaux

The institution of compulsory, free, laïque education in the 1880’s started an unprecedented wave of school-building round France. Bordeaux has several fine examples of buildings of that period, from primary school to university, scattered in the center or close by. Their façades display the beliefs in human progress and the vision of society the Third Republic (1873-1945) promoted to organise society and also mirrors some of the political conflicts of the time.

Meeting point and time: 10:00am to 10:30am at the Teachers Club, 35 cours Pasteur, 33000 Bordeaux, opposite Musée d’Aquitaine (formerly the Arts and Sciences Faculty) just by the Musée d’Aquitaine tram stop on line B.

Then we’ll move to the Ecole Saint Bruno, and onto the Faculté de Droit by the cathedral.

Lunch (pay on the day) will be at the Café des Arts, then its onto the Lycée Montaigne and the Faculté de Médecine on Place de la Victoire.

Two journeys on the tram will be needed.

To book please email Alain at before Friday 24 November 2024.

Please note Alain’s phone number for D-day just in case:

Alain Mounolou – Event Organiser