The history of Bordeaux is a mixed platter. During the 14th and 15th century it is just a poor little town not unlike any other French hamlets. The dawn of the 18th century brought fresh breath to the 'sleeping white mermaid' when wine and commerce boosted Bordeaux to a city drawing temptations from the English and Spanish. Briefly an English territory, it's not difficult to find Anglo-Saxon flair in the city.
In 1995, the mayor of Bordeaux was elected as the President of France. Within 10 years of his reign, Bordeaux metamorphosed from the dirty little town to an international city for the rich and influential - just a few blocks away we have Louis Vuitton and Hermés. And needless to say Lacoste, Galerie Lafayette and Mont Blanc
Le Grande Theater of Bordeaux
The theater by day
Something having a similar meaning to 'Statue of Liberty'. Bordeaux is an important city during WWII - one prominent figure once described 'take Bordeaux and we take Versaillais'
A market fortunate enough to be targeted by high-end commercial activities
Inside the 'triangle' - Bordeaux's luxurious shopping district is located between 3 streets forming a triangle at the city center. My apartment is on one of the trajectories of the triangle. Note the time of the clock - we have daylight up till 10pm in summer
Traveling in Bordeaux is easy with over 40km of tramways in and around the city
Macarons monsieur? Take note of the price behind the tempting sweet
Bouchées, a Bordeaux specialty - mini cakes infused with vanilla shaped like...what you see. Note the price as well