LA PASSANTE - BORDEAUX, LES QUAIS - PEAU DE CHAGRIN NOIR

Bordeaux, a grand city recently restored to its past magnificence.

A city that has always been contrary and far from the grip of Paris, only becoming French in 1453. A city that owes much to its harbour, where for centuries ships travelled to distant parts of the Empire and from where many left for a better life in America. Echoes of the great sailing ships remain. A refined and cultured city that was home to Etienne de la Boétie, Michel de Montaigne, Jacques Chabandelmas, René Clement, Danièle Darieux and Pierre Molinier.