The Girondins' lost stadium
The story of Stade des Chartrons, the original home ground of local football team Girondins de Bordeaux.
From Saint-André-de-Cubzac to the seven seas (and back again)
Uncovering the birthplace and final resting place of Jacques Cousteau, the world's most famous undersea explorer.
The secret cemetery
A guided tour of the little-known Portuguese Jewish cemetery, tucked away on Cours de la Marne in central Bordeaux!
Who was Dr Chabrely?
With the help of Association Histoire(s) de la Bastide, Invisible Bordeaux pieces together the story of a doctor who left his mark on La Bastide.
Blending the eras
Another selection of pictures which merge old postcards with the same views today!
Sunday, 25 January 2015
Wednesday, 21 January 2015
To get the full story, Invisible Bordeaux teamed up with fellow blogger Antoine Puentès, also known as MyStickTroy, who had suggested the subject as a potentially interesting one to pursue together. To add an extra layer, a request had also come through from David Ledru, the webmaster behind the marvellous Scapulaire.com site (the definitive online database and guide to the history of the Girondins de Bordeaux), who wanted to track down information about the buildings which had taken the stadium’s place, on behalf of the descendants of Olivier Lhoste-Clos, a former chairman of the club.
Tuesday, 13 January 2015
Friday, 9 January 2015
Sunday, 4 January 2015
The person providing the tour (and the key to the door) was none other than writer, journalist and broadcaster Michel Cardoze, known to many as a former TF1 weatherman but best-known to myself and my Bordeaux 2066 friends as the man who delivers “l’histoire du jour” every morning at 7:55am on Radio France Bleu Gironde. In his short monologues, Cardoze glides effortlessly through some of the most amazing tales from Bordeaux and beyond.