History of the Gambetta district
The Gambetta district is the epicenter of Bordeaux. Former Place Dauphine, built on the outskirts of the city in order to make disappear a district leaning against the rampart and where the cemetery of the Saint-André hospital was located, Place Gambetta is today one of the most emblematic of the city and it is also at this place that the “zero point” of the city is located.
The Gambetta district in Bordeaux was named in honor of Léon Gambetta, a 19th century French politician. This area was developed from the 1850s and became a popular residential area in the early 20th century. Over the years, the neighborhood has seen significant economic and population growth, with the addition of many stores, restaurants, and other amenities. However, in the 1960s and 1970s, many residents began to move to the more modern suburbs of the city, which led to a decline in population and a deterioration in the condition of the neighborhood. In recent decades, the Gambetta district has experienced a revival thanks to urban renewal initiatives and a growing demand for affordable housing in the city center.
The essentials of the Gambetta district
The Gambetta district, entrance to the "Triangle d'or" is a chic and privileged area. Place Gambettta, embellished with its garden and its pond in its center, is strategic and gives birth to the Cours Georges Clémenceau which hosts the auditorium and the luxury boutiques but also the shopping street of Porte Dijeaux. The immediate proximity to the Grands Hommes and Saint Seurin district brings its share of quality shops within the district and makes it a very popular district of Bordeaux. Indeed, many restaurants, streetfoods and shops are constantly setting up there.
Living in the Gambetta district
Living in the Gambetta district, in the city center of Bordeaux, offers a pleasant and practical living experience. The Gambetta district is very well served by public transport, whether buses or trams, and has many schools. The accommodation available in the Gambetta district varies from small studios to large exceptional apartments. Discover the neighborhood with our real estate agency in Bordeaux.