Introduction

Elegant and discrete, Saint-Seurin and Fondaudège is a snapshot of bourgeois Bordeaux. Wealthy wine merchants and industrialists chose this quiet residential neighbourhood, south of Chartrons, to build sumptuous mansions in the 18th and 19th centuries and their legacy lingers in a bespoke scattering of lavish chateaux and hôtels particuliers. But scratch the surface and fascinating relics of Gallo-Roman civilisation and ancient Christian martyrdom emerge, not to mention one of the city's most burgeoning foodie scenes.