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Bordeaux plays the gay tourism map

Did Mauriac attend a sauna in Bordeaux? © Fayard .
Did Mauriac attend a sauna in Bordeaux? © Fayard .

(Blogmensgo, gay blog on 6 November 2013) The Bordeaux Tourist Office provides support to explore the city on "Bordeaux otherwise: gay cultures and memories in Bordeaux  . " Attention, only a date!

LGBT Bordeaux overview | online booking

Only a date still shows availability: Saturday, December 14, 2013. The next date is sold out (November 9) and the first tour took place on October 26. The tour lasts two hours. Starting at 16 h of the Porte Dijeaux (place Gambetta). Full price 9 euros, reduced rate to 8 euros.

The guide in charge of the walk-discovery? Sentucq Alexander, 20, is also a member of Girofard aka LGBT center Bordeaux-Aquitaine. In two and a few kilometers from the city center hours, it evokes the forty places and ten poets, writers and artists who have gay and lesbian life in Bordeaux XIX th and XX th  centuries.

In Bordeaux, as in other major French provincial towns , it is the 1980s that marked the turning point between the underground and the full light around homosexuality. A decade that has not known one of the great men of the city, died ten years earlier (see our article on 4 March 2009 on homosexuality François Mauriac in french). In small towns, it will rather wait for the next decade of the 1990s, which also saw the birth of the Gay Pride Bordeaux (1996).

Alexander Sentucq dusted more than a century of archives to trace in shadow - but gay and lesbian - a portrait of Bordeaux where joins the stories of all kinds (of which the young guide seems inexhaustible) and the frame History.

Note also that a film event has a reputation far beyond the city or department: the Cinémarges festival of Bordeaux , the fifth edition will be held somewhere between late March and early May 2014.

Comment. Undoubtedly Alexander Sentucq deserves compensation for the quality of his work, certainly not more than repay all or part of its gains Girofard. But if such an initiative seems to be the first of its kind in the province, nine euros is still a bit expensive. Hopefully it will not rain during the visit.

No, it is not expected to visit Serge Lama of the Bordeaux tramway. : Mrgreen:

This article has been translated from our French blog, to view the original, click here.

Philca & Matt / MensGo
(via Information Bordeaux and South-West of 3 November 2013)

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