Comfort Hotel Bordeaux Merignac
99, avenue JF. Kennedy
Merignac, 33 700
Phone: (33) 5 56 55 9366
Fax: (33) 5 56 34 1776
99, avenue JF. Kennedy, Merignac, FR, 33 700
- Phone: (33) 5 56 55 9366
- Fax: (33) 5 56 34 1776
The Zoo de Bordeaux Pessac is a five-hectare (12-acre) park and is home to some 400 animals belonging to 110 different species. Animals from Africa and Asia, including lions and giraffes, are there to be discovered, as well as a species of wolf with a mane. The zoo offers a number of free attractions, such as water tobogganing and a riding school for the kids. Picnics are permitted although the zoo also provides fast-food refreshment. The zoo is located about 15 minutes drive from the center of Bordeaux.
Admiring the visionary mind of architect Charles-Edouard Le Corbusier, Bordeaux industrialist Henri Frugès commissioned him to create this unconventional neighborhood. Fifty houses were built in 1926, but they didn't become homes until 1929. The 1970s brought restoration and renewed respect for the buildings, which are now listed and protected in a national heritage zone (Protection du Patrimoine Architectural Urbain et Paysager). With only modest architectural alterations allowed, the whole neighborhood will be preserved, while maintaining its original residential feel.
A Market place, you can go shopping all year.
Place d'Arlac is a pleasant market place.
A place hosting the market every week. You will enjoy the local products all year.
Eglise Saint Augustin is a lovely 19th-century church, whose main treasure is its organ. This instrument dates back to the 1800s, and has a rich tone, making the classical concerts held at the church well worth a visit.
Bibliothèque Saint-Augustin is a popular library located in the heart of Bordeaux. Well-organized and distinct sections for children, teens and adults makes browsing easy. A huge number of documents and journals are stored in the shelves. The library subscribes to around 60 national and international newspapers, that are widely read by visitors. The collection is regularly updated with books, magazines, AV material, tapes and more. Literary courses and workshops are also offered by Bibliothèque Saint-Augustin. Contact library for more information.
This church built between 1874 and 1894 has three naves.
Designed in 1885, this garden currently consists of a copse of ancient trees, despite the destruction of many during the storm of December 1999. The park has all the characteristics of an English garden: an even layout, expansive lawns, and numerous planters. A pool of water measuring one hectare rests in its center. In addition to swans and ducks, the garden has a small animal park with rabbits, guinea pigs, goats, and ostriches.
Located inside the Château Tauzin, the Bibliothèque has 6 000 books for children and 7 000 books for teenagers and adults that can be perused on site or borrowed for free. Each year several hundred more titles are added. You can also read the latest issues of 50 magazines and newspapers that the Bibliothèque subscribes to or enjoy free Internet access. The library regularly organizes conferences as well as film screenings, art exhibitions and other cultural events. Closed Monday and Sunday; on Thursday open only for classes.
A place hosting markets all year.
Known as Bordeaux's answer to Paris' famous Père Lachaise Cemetery, many well-known people are buried here, including Goya, Lacour, Flora Tristan and Gauguin's grandmother. Like its larger counterpart, it is also home to an amazing variety of monuments and thus offers a window onto the world of 19th-century sculpture. Its suitably peaceful atmosphere is also reminiscent of the Parisian cemetery. Cimetière de la Chartreuse is the oldest and largest burial site in Bordeaux.