The Cordouan lighthouse is a UNESCO World Heritage Site! The Cordouan lighthouse is a UNESCO World Heritage Site! The Cordouan lighthouse is a UNESCO World Heritage Site!

Exhibition and lyrical performances

The Archives of Bordeaux Metropole are hosting the “Voix de Cordouan”, a lyrical singing project by the Bordeaux-based company éclats, and are offering an exhibition dedicated to the Cordouan lighthouse.

 

 

(c) Archives of Bordeaux Metropole

 

Exhibition

At a time when the Cordouan lighthouse is a candidate for UNESCO World Heritage status, the Bordeaux Metropolitan Archives, in partnership with the musical association Éclats, is offering a look at the historical roots of this emblematic monument at the mouth of the Gironde estuary.

A selection of maps, watercolor drawings and handwritten texts evoke the rich history of this sentinel of the seas from the 17th to the 19th century.

The exhibition is open to the public free of charge on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:30 am to 5 pm.
Hôtel des Archives, reading room

Lyrical moments around the exhibition

Friday, June 25, sessions at 6:00 pm and 8:00 pm

The “Voix de Cordouan” take over various locations in the Archives for a musical performance based on ancient documents. Mixing lyrical and traditional songs with accordion and clarinet, the vocal ensemble of young artists creates a sonic atmosphere for an evening.

First step of an epic journey to the Cordouan Tower!

An event of the Saison Culturelle Ressources

Hôtel des Archives and parvis.
Reservations required, limited capacity
Tel. 05 56 10 20 55 // service.mediation.archives@bordeaux-metropole.fr

More info: https://archives.bordeaux-metropole.fr

 

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