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Statue du Marquis de Tourny is located on Place de Tourny, a busy traffic round about where there is currently a light rail line under construction. Tourny has dedicated in urban renewal works during his life time. Nice to come to view his statue in...More
On the face of it, it may seem slightly odd to review a statue - especially one of a gentleman of whom I know virtually nothing. However, the point is, in this case, that strolling down to this roundabout to view this handsome statue is...More
Bordeaux owes its Neoclassical structure of geometric avenues, traffic circles, parks, squares and harmonious facades to its powerful 18th c. Administrator, Claude-Louis Urbain Aubert, Marquis de Tourny (1695-1760). He transformed Bordeaux's core from medieval congestion to enduring Enlightenment elegance.
His urban renewal work (begun 1743)...More