Comfort Hotel Bordeaux Merignac
99, avenue JF. Kennedy
Merignac, 33 700
Phone: (33) 5 56559366
Fax: (33) 5 56341776
Arts & Museums
The Artothèque de Pessac is like a library - but instead of books you can borrow art. For EUR45 you can become a member and for EUR10 extra you can take home one of 330 works by contemporary artists (and enjoy it for two months!) Don't miss out on this truly original concept that has already seduced many art lovers in the region. The gallery also organizes temporary exhibitions as well as studio visits, video screenings, conferences, discussions and other events. Free entry.
The Chateau Lescombes was built in the mid 16th Century, however most of the original building was destroyed in a fire. Apart from the Gothic Barbican door and the dovecote, most of the existing structure was built in the 17th Century. The structure is now used as a Gardening Museum that chronicles the progression of agricultural and gardening tools from manual to mechanized. It also houses a contemporary art center that hosts several exhibitions featuring various artists. Admission is free of cost, however prior appointments are required. One may also visit the educational vegetable garden that changes on a seasonal basis.
Galerie Reg'Art gives you a peek into the artistic leanings in the city. The place showcases temporary and permanent exhibits in various mediums of art by famed and upcoming artists. Besides, the gallery undertakes restoration of antique frames and cleaning cloths. If you are interested in trying your artistic skills but shy away from paintings, Galerie Reg'Art offers beginners and advanced courses as well. To know more, or book a seat in their art class, check the website.
L' Atelier Rouge Tomate is an association that organizes art workshops in its office premises. This space nurtures and nourishes people's inherent creativity, through exhibitions, events, workshops and more. Paintings, sculpture, design activities are conducted for all age groups. Children can attend a variety of events during school vacations. Atelier Rouge Tomate is art education in a non-boring manner. Visit website for more information.
From the time it has opened its doors, Villa Mandarine has been a haven for hordes of art lovers in the city. These art enthusiasts frequent the gallery, primarily, to appreciate the plethora of paintings that adorn each wall at the gallery. Not just established artists but works by upcoming artists are equally promoted at the gallery. Villa Mandarine is home to various exhibitions and workshops on a regular basis.
Located in a quiet corner of Bordeaux along Rue Judaique, Le Jus d'Art is a quaint gallery that has been art lovers' paradise from the time it has opened its doors. This intimate gallery features a collection of paintings and artwork by well-known local artists. Apart from that, the gallery also hosts exhibitions by upcoming and amateur artists. If you are a true art enthusiast, then your visit to the gallery is a must.
Showcasing sculptures, paintings and drawings of the nineteenth century, the fine arts museum of Bordeaux was founded by Pierre Lancour, who was also its first curator. Amidst the large collection of paintings in the museum, the French and Dutch ones are particularly magnificent. Access to the library within the area is permitted to students and researchers. For a mesmerizing view of the glorious past, the fine arts museum of Bordeaux is a must visit. The admission price to the museum is subject to change, and thereby for further information check out their web page.
Galerie des beaux-arts is an absolute must go for all those who love art. The place holds exhibitions of water color and oil paintings created by upcoming and known talents. Visiting Galerie des beaux-arts transports you to the surreal and magnificent world of art.
Bordeaux's Museum of Fine Arts was founded in 1801 by Napoleon Bonaparte. In 1829, the curator managed to obtain a collection of 280 paintings comprising works from Italy, Belgium, Germany and Holland. The Dutch paintings elevated the city's public collection to one of the finest in the country. The north and south wings of the building were renovated in 1994. They are now home to the French and foreign schools of art from the 16th to the 18th Century; most noteworthy are exhibits from the Italian and Dutch schools as well as some 19th and 20th-century works ranging from the Romantic to the Impressionist periods. The museum also contains a library, an information center, a photography lab and a shop selling postcards and prints.
A museum of decorative arts.
Owned by the city since 1880, this unique hotel was constructed in 1779 for parliament member Pierre de Raymond de Lalande. It welcomes collections of paintings, engravings, miniatures, sculptures, furniture, ceramics, glassware and silverware. The museum comprises three floors and reserves 300 square meters (3229 square feet) for temporary expositions. The permanent collection, enables the discovery of models of decorative French art (particularly Bordelais) from the 18th and 19th centuries. The restaurant and tea shop welcomes visitors every day except Sundays, from 11a to 6p.
Located inside the Cauda Venenum, the Galerie d'art International I.C.V. is one of the finest galleries in the city. The place showcases exhibits on fine art in oil, water colors and other mediums created by famed artists. There is a special section dedicated to sculptures that showcase models and trinkets in different genres. If you are in the city and fine arts or sculpture is your passion, Galerie d'art International I.C.V. is your place to go.