In 1832, beneath Place St. Pierre, a magnificent Hellenistic statue of Hercules was found which was used for decoration at ... More
In 1832, beneath Place St. Pierre, a magnificent Hellenistic statue of Hercules was found which was used for decoration at the entrance to the port. In the 12th century, the ancient port was filled in and the quarter was built. At this point the banks were diverted towards the south. In the 18th century, the intendants Boucher and Tourny opened up the quarter by destroying the medieval walls and laid out the place de la Bourse while opening up the place du Parlement . This quarter features many houses in the style of Louis XV, which are decorated with mascarons, statues, and balconies of stone and the streets are filled with some of the best restaurants in the city.
Built by Victor Louis between 1773 and 1780, the Grand Theâtre is considered as one of the most beautiful 18th
century buildings in Europe. Well known companies, such as the National Orchestra of Bordeaux Aquitaine, perform here, but the ...
Despite its remarkable similarity to the Roman Pont du Gard, this aqueduct was built in the 17th Century. The construction
supplied water from the St Clement spring 14 kilometers (eight miles) away to the water tower beneath the Promenade ...
An open air, living history museum which is located on over one and a half acre and which depicts the
complete history of St. Augustine through archeological artifacts excavated in St. Augustine and from shipwrecks off the coast of ...