District Triangle d'or
History of the Golden Triangle district
Prestigious district of Bordeaux long consisted only of convents, the Golden Triangle as we know it today was formed at the end of the 18th century around the church Notre-Dame. The triangle is composed of sublime places: Place des Grands Hommes in the center, Place Gambetta, Place de Tourny and Place de la Comedie at its peaks. The architect Chalifour is responsible for the urban development of the neighborhood after the Revolution: he is responsible for the luxurious buildings and the magnificent mansions that surround remarkable monuments such as the Grand Theater, as well as the structure on which were constructed the halls of the 19th place of Great Men.
The essentials of the Golden Triangle
The Golden Triangle is home to an extraordinary concentration of beautiful architecture, historical monuments and works of art. Place de la Comédie, the Grand Théâtre which houses the Opéra National de Bordeaux is the work of architect Victor Louis. Commissioned by Marshal Richelieu, it will be inaugurated in 1780. Its neoclassical facade is decorated with 12 statues representing muses and goddesses. Place des Grands Hommes, at the junction of streets bearing the names of the Enlightenment philosophers, the covered market has been an institution since the beginning of the 19th century. Formerly known as Saint-Dominique, the Notre-Dame-de-Bordeaux church is another must-see in the district, which boasts a sublime baroque style. Its exceptional acoustics is worth it to host many concerts. Place Tourny, emblematic of Bordeaux, is adorned with a monumental statue of the steward. The aisles of Tourny connect Place Tourny to Place de la Comédie: lined with 18th and 19th buildings on the odd side, they welcome the Christmas market every year. The Golden Triangle is home to a very large number of mansions with architecture absolutely remarkable, to discover at the option of walks or shopping in department stores, jewelry and luxury shops.
Living in the Golden Triangle neighborhood
The most prestigious district of Bordeaux, the Golden Triangle is a very lively sector, animated by the market of Great Men, the events of the aisles Tourny and an intense cultural life. Ideally located in the historic heart of Bordeaux, the Golden Triangle offers a privileged access to the assets of all the surrounding neighborhoods: the lively evenings of the Victory Square, the calm of the Esplanade des Quinconces, leisure and facilities quays of the Garonne, the charm of the streets of the Saint-Pierre district, the shops of Mériadeck and even the haven of peace of the public garden. The buildings of the district conceal superb apartments, and the small quality shops are numerous.