History of Carignan-de-Bordeaux
Naturally sunny and close to the ancient city of Burdigala, the territory of Carignan-de-Bordeaux was already attractive to antiquity. From the first centuries of our era, it housed rich Gallo-Roman villas whose remains have been brought to light during contemporary construction sites. In the Middle Ages, Carignan became a parish dedicated to Saint-Martin. Rural town with agricultural vocation until the beginning of the Sixties, Carignan-de-Bordeaux passed in a few decades from 800 inhabitants to nearly 4000. Located on the right bank of Bordeaux, it owes its growing attractiveness to the charm of its landscapes, to the popular sunshine of its hillsides and its proximity to the city center of the Gironde capital.
The essentials of Carignan-de-Bordeaux
In the valleys of the Entre-deux-Mers natural region, Carignan-de-Bordeaux has a rich built heritage, including several castles. Among them, the Carignan castle dates from the 13th century. A building with a prestigious history, it was attributed by Charles VII to Joan of Arc's companion Pothon de Xaintrailles after the Hundred Years War. Other notable monuments in the city include the Church of Saint-Martin, as well as many bourgeois mansions and mansions built by wealthy Bordeaux merchants. Finally, the territory of Carignan-de-Bordeaux retains its small intact rural heritage, made up of washhouses, mills and crossroads, but also a 19th century village school and old farms.
Living in Carignan-de-Bordeaux
Enjoying the charm of the countryside a few minutes from the center of Bordeaux, this is what Carignan offers and which now seduces its inhabitants. The historic center of the Gironde capital and Saint-Jean train station can be reached in 15 to 20 minutes by car. Bus line 45 connects Stalingrad Square to the north of the town. Families will find in Carignan-de-Bordeaux all the amenities expected, that is to say local shops, sports associations, but also a nursery, a nursery school, an elementary school and a private college. The city has a library, a game library and a sought-after cultural center: the Odyssey is an easily accessible facility that hosts exhibitions, concerts, children's shows and plays.