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7 revolutionary inventions that were born in bordeaux

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Maybe you didn't know it, but we invented a lot of extraordinary or unusual things in Bordeaux... From the modern bicycle to the roll on lawn, I'm talking in this post about 7 inventions that were born in Bordeaux or nearby.

Please come and read this....

Discover the Bordeaux Charity Tours !

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 Today I invite you to discover the work of my colleague Julia. It is very important to me... To show that culture can be accessible to all and can even allow us to support great actions!

Let's go and discover Bordeaux Charity Tours and the person behind ithe project : I named my sparkling colleague and friend, Julia!


3 unusual anecdotes you did not know about Cognac

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I bet you didn't know that the Cognac city kept these few secrets among many others.

Today I offer you 3 anecdotes about Cognac city as it is not only the city that gave its name to one of the most famous brandies in the world!

Did you know those 3 celebrities were born in Bordeaux or nearby?

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Bordeaux has produced a number of well-known people : ballet dancers, queens, football (soccer) players, and even philosophers !  This list of famous people from Bordeaux includes Benjamin Millepied, Eleanor of Aquitaine, Montesquieu or Captain Cousteau.... I have chosen to talm about 3 of them.

Are you travelling to Bordeaux with your kids? What a wonderful Idea!

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Easy to admit that there simply are not enough wine tours that cater to the whole family, meaning that a trip to Bordeaux wine region is unfortunately overlooked as a family-friendly holiday. So of course, I thought I could try to rectify this…

Let’s be honest: when you’re a parent on holiday in Bordeaux wine country, it would be nice to sneak in a vineyard visit without having to find childcare...
You know what? I love kids and welcoming families. I'm not even afraid of diapers!

My subjective selection of 4 items not to miss in the modern times section at Musee d'Aquitaine

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I would like to share with you my subjective selection of works of art that should not be missed at the Musée d'Aquitaine.

Bordeaux has one of the largest provincial history museums in France. Throughout the collections, you will discover Prehistory, Antiquity, the Middle Ages, the 18th century (the golden age of the city of Bordeaux) and all the periods that made up the Aquitaine region's rich history.

For the more than acceptable amount of €5, you can join the 150,000 visitors who visit the Aquitaine Museum every year. It presents the history of Bordeaux and Aquitaine region on 2 floors, from prehistory to the present day, through a permanent collection of very varied objects.

If you trust me, I'll show you some interesting things, through a very subjective selection of meaningful items...... I chose here to focus on my 4 favorite items from the modern times section of the permanent collection at the Musée d'Aquitaine that I unroll in the chronological order of the rooms from Louis XV to our present time.