Le Bouscat is a commune in the Gironde department in Nouvelle-Aquitaine in southwestern France. It is adjacent to it on the north side, its sister city is Glen Ellyn, Illinois, USA Communes of the Gironde department INSEE Official website
Lormont is a commune in the Gironde department in Nouvelle-Aquitaine in southwestern France. It is adjacent to it on the northeast. Thus, it is a member of the metropolitan Urban Community of Bordeaux; the name Lormont comes from "Laureamontus" or "Laureomonte". The "laurier" was a wood sacred to the Gauls. For the Romans it symbolized the god Apollo; the Celts considered it to be a symbol of immortality. Until the revolution, Lormont was spelled'Lormon' without t. Lormont is located on the right bank of the river Garonne, 6 km north and downstream of Bordeaux, it has long been a small town in the Bordeaux area until its entry into the CUB on 1 January 1968. It is a popular location due to different means of transport and roads present: once being accessible by gondolas and a national train station, the Pont d'Aquitaine and the tram; the town has 735 hectares. Lormont can be divided into several major areas: Carriet: located north of the town, near Bassens, it is surrounded by major access roads. Located in the area is the council pool, new educational facilities and a mixed housing renewal.
The site is hilly, which offer views on the Garonne and Bordeaux. Carriet is called "Garden City". Génicart: Initial period of construction was in the 1970s on the "plateau". Composed of buildings associated with Urbanisation Priority Zones and is now a booming urban renewal. Le Bourg: Better known as the'village' it is located towards the banks of the river; the houses located in this area are of a vintage era from where once you would find docks and naval shipyards, now home to the Port Autonome of Bordeaux. Le Grand Tressan: Domaine du Manoir: located east of the city, this neighborhood consists of individual residences bordering the cities of Sainte-Eulalie, Artigues-près-Bordeaux and Carbon-Blanc. Les Iris-Lissandre: The district Iris is located along the Garonne and Génicart. Lissandre contains a large Hermitage Park, a large natural park with an area of 30 hectares; the castle of Iris and Iris Farm offers enjoyable moments of discovery. La Ramade: Currently under construction, the new district will open its doors to many people benefiting from new housing.
Access can be made by the Rocade A630: Exits 2 3 26 27 A floodplain was constructed in the extension area of the'Entre – Deux – Mers', to confluence the two valleys of the Dordogne and Garonne, this space is made up of recent estuarine sediments. Once 60 meters is reached, the soil consists of a limestone plateau; the town is bordered by the Garonne and has two streams channelled, the Pimpin and the Garosses, which form an estey. Geothermal drilling was carried out in Génicart and supplies thermal water to a Thermo center in located in the Hermitage Park. Work begun in January 2010 to build a complex of about 7000m2. Lormont is located on two hills framing a narrow valley,'Cape deu Tureu' in the north and'Roqua' to the south. Cycling enthusiasts challenge the steep climb of the côte du avenue des champs; the maximum altitude recorded in Lormont is 63 meters. Located on the outskirts of Bordeaux, Lormont has always been a prosperous village, fishing port, a place for the transit of goods and people.
In 778, Charlemagne and Roland founded the Church of St. Martin. Around the year 1000, the Dukes of Aquitaine built the first château de Lormont where Eleanor of Aquitaine stayed; the northern half of Lormont in 1152 became a sauveté of the Archbishops and would have accommodated the princes of England, while the other half is establishing itself dependent provost of Bordeaux. In 1308, Pope Clement V resided at the château de Lormont where Richard II was born, the son of the "Black Prince" in 1367; the town prospered and lived well with their vineyards and ferrying passenger from the port. Famine and invasion of a Spanish fleet devastated the city. In 1570, Protestants burnt the church and the Hermitage. In 1751, the Intendant Tourny opened the road to Paris. Lormont became one of the most important communities of Bordeaux; the first French commercial steamboat called. They employed 1,000 workers and built 500 within a century to become the "chantiers de la Garonne" in 1882. After the lines of the TER were opened, in 1901, Lormont played host to the first tramway at the place du port which allowed the Bordelais discover the city.
By the 19th century, the Bordelais used to travel to Lormont for a day of leisure on Sunday afternoons. During the 1960s Lormont was subject to a grand industrialisation which doubled the size of the population; this decade saw the construction of the large housing blocks in the Carriet Génicart and the'4 Pavilions' shopping centre, the inauguration of the Pont d'Aquitaine, the opening of school, sports and associative infrastructure. Large industries like Siemens and Ricard took up residency in the area; the coat of arms of the city was selected in January 1969 following a competition and validated by the City Council, June 6, 1969. The form is of an English styled shield which recalls the ties that bound Lormont. In 2008, the outgoing mayor, Jean Touzeau, was elected for a third term; the municipal council of the city is composed of 35 members including the mayor, 10 deputies, 3 community advisors, 17 municipal councilors and 4 councilors elected from the opposition. 1790–1792: Pierre CHAIGNEAU 1792–1795: Adrien LORCHER 1795–1799: Mathurin MUSSET 1799–1815: Pierre DEJANEAU 1815–1821: Paul LARRAT 1821–1829: Arnaud CHAIGNEAU 1829–1831: Arnaud CHAIGNEAU Jr 1831–1857: Pierre BICHON 1857–1869: Hyppolyte GOURDON 1869–1874: C
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