History of Villenave-d'Ornon
Today common Bordeaux Metropolis, Villenave-d'Ornon was a territory already occupied by humans there 5 millennia. In the first century of our era, there was a Gallo-Roman aqueduct whose vocation was to feed the water network of Burdigala. In the 10th century, while the area is forest and marshy, a wooden chapel is built by an evangelical mission, replaced in the following century by a stone church. A parish develops around this building dedicated to St. Martin. It was during the Revolution that the parish became common Villenave-d'Ornon. It grew during the second half of the 19th century and was connected to the center of Bordeaux by the omnibus, then by the tramway from 1902. The population explosion took place between the 50s and 70s. , businesses, residential neighborhoods and small businesses settle on the town.
The must-sees of Villenave-d'Ornon
The territory of Villenave includes several protected archaeological areas, known to house the remains of the ancient aqueduct, Gallo-Roman villas, castles and mills of the Middle Ages and dolmens and tumuli of the Neolithic. Among the remarkable monuments of the city include the church of St. Martin of the 11th century and its classified apse, the castle of Sallegourde, or the old wine castle of Sarcignan. The megalithic necropolis of Peyrehaut, discovered in the 19th century, is composed of 5 covered walkways. For walks, Sourreil Park offers 7 hectares of landscaped nature: a romantic setting that also houses an apiary, a honey farm and an educational herbarium. The smaller Sallegourde Park has children's play areas and a fitness trail. Several water points are finally to discover in Villenave: Lake Nory, Lake Versein, Lake Wangermez or ponds Roubine, each is characterized by recreation and a clean atmosphere.
Life in Villenave d'Ornon
Located on the banks of the Garonne River, south of Bordeaux near Nansouty, this commune of Bordeaux Métropole has easy access to the city center and other municipalities of the Metropolis. It is served in particular by 5 bus lines and the tramway line C. Renamed to house on its territory the prestigious Institute of Vine and Wine Sciences, Villenave-d'Ornon also has 9 kindergartens, 8 primary schools , 2 colleges and an agricultural college. In terms of culture, the town has a 15-screen multiplex cinema and the Cube cultural center. Sporting city, Villenave has several football clubs and a basketball club whose women's team evolves in National 3. Among the many sports facilities in the town include a municipal Olympic pool.