Institut Culturel Bernard Magrez


Glittering glass chandeliers, parquet flooring, original moulded ceilings and pretty peppermint-green painted wood-panelling create a wonderfully romantic backdrop for the compelling contemporary-art exhibitions held at Château Labottière. The neoclassical chateau was constructed in 1773 for Bordelais brothers Antoine and Jacques Labottière who ran a small printing business in Bordeaux and is owned today by the Bernard Magrez cultural institute.

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2. Jardin Public

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3. Musée Bordeaux – Sciences et Nature

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4. Basilique St-Seurin

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5. Site Archéologique de St-Seurin

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6. Cox Gallery

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7. Pavé des Chartrons

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8. Monument aux Girondins

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