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Porte de Bourgogne

- gate of Burgundy (exit)

constructed: 1750-1755
architect: Ange Jacques Gabriel (1698-1782)

Temple des Chartrons

- protestant church

constructed: 1832-35
architect: Armand Corcelles (1765-1843)
inscrption: La Sainte Bible (partial)
location: 10 Rue Notre Dame

Monument aux Girondins

- memorial to the Girondins, a losing faction of elite French Revolutionists (1789-99) opposed to Louis XI’s (1754-1793) execution who themselves were eventually executed during the Reign of Terror (1793-1794), some of them at this site.

constructed: 1894-1902
architect: Rich Victor
sculptors: Félix Maurice Charpentier (1858-1924), Achille Dumilatre (1844-1923) & Gustave Debrie (1842-1925)
location: Place des Quinconces

Tortues

- tortoises

created: 2005
artist: Ivan Theimer (1944 -) from Olomouc, Czech Republic
location: Place de la Victoire

Hotel de Ville

- city hall

constructed: 1772-1777
architect: Richard Francois Bonfin (1730-1814)
location: Place Pey Berland

Chateau de Descas

- private residence and wine storehouse

constructed: 1890-1893, for wine trader Jean Descas
architect: Jean Alphonse Ricard
current use: Le Mystic, restaurant, disco, nightclub
location: 5 Quai de Paludate

Gare de Bordeaux Saint Jean

- train station

constructed: 1890-98
architect: Marius Toudoire (1852-1922)

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