Guest Blurb By Francois Hagnere
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The opening and monumental embellishment of the town of Bordeaux desired by the Intendants in the XVIIIth century entailed the dismantling of numerous medieval gates, in all 14 that had become obsolete. This happened in spite of the Juries’will for whom the condition of enclosed and protected town was very important. But the City turned her back to the River and the ramparts constituted a real obstacle for economic development.