History of Lignan-de-Bordeaux
The occupation of the territory of Lignan-de-Bordeaux in the Paleolithic is attested by the discovery of numerous remains in the village of the village and in its hamlets. Remains from the Roman period have also been found. It was in the Middle Ages that the surrounding monasteries were built. The Sainte-Eulalie church, built between the 12th and 13th centuries, has a strong influence throughout the region. Its surroundings served as a necropolis until the 15th century. The local lords share the exploitation of the grain mills, vineyards and forests. It was during the Revolution that the parish of Sainte-Eulalie became a municipality of Lignan-de-Créon. In the 19th century, several stone quarries were exploited in the territory of Lignan. The town is connected to Bordeaux by the railway for the transport of stones. The old quarries have since been rehabilitated into mushroom farms. When the phylloxera crisis ruined wine estates at the start of the 20th century, wealthy merchant Bertrin saved the village by investing in breeding, creating a racehorse stud and replanting 110 hectares of vineyard. Lignan-de-Bordeaux thus experienced its golden age in the 1930s.
The essentials of Lignan-de-Bordeaux
Municipality of the Entre-deux-Mers circuit, Lignan-de-Bordeaux extends its territory on the slopes of the right bank of the Garonne. The village has developed in the welcoming valley of the Pimpine stream. Its heritage is made up of precious testimonies of human life on the territory since time immemorial. The town thus has a prehistoric shelter, 11th century tombs, a 12th century Romanesque church and castles whose construction periods span between the 16th and 19th centuries: the 16th century Islefort castle, the castle de la Ligne built in the 17th century and remodeled in the 18th century, the castles of Puyguérin and Seguin built in the middle of the 19th century. The town also houses a museum which presents magnificent collections of mineralogy, fossils and prehistoric and antique furniture. Part of the museum is also devoted to the modern era, with an unusual collection of vintage curiosities.
Living in Lignan-de-Bordeaux
15 km south-east of the center of Bordeaux, Lignan offers a bucolic setting and real village life to families in search of tranquility and space. The village is less than 20 minutes by car from Stalingrad Square and Saint-Jean train station. The first can be reached simply by the platforms on the right bank, while the road to Lignan leads to the François-Mitterrand bridge to cross the Garonne towards the station. Lignan school welcomes children from kindergarten to CM2. A school bus service is provided to take secondary school students to Latresne school, 6 km away. Local associative life is dynamic, in the sector of culture as well as sports and solidarity. Among the small shops that bring life to the village, we appreciate the bar-restaurant of the Bistrot de la Pimpine as well as the L’Amour du Livre bookstore and record store.