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LANGUEDOC-ROUSSILLON

fr5.3011

30 - Gard, Anduze

J ethnic instr.

fr5.3031

30 - Gard, Arpaillargues-et-Aureillac

F d'Agoult (Liszt)

fr5.3411

34 - Hérault, Béziers

Q

fr5.3412

34 - Hérault, Béziers

Q

fr5.3431

34 - Hérault, Lodève

Auric°

fr5.3451

34 - Hérault, Montpellier

Q

fr5.3452

34 - Hérault, Montpellier

H (Q)

fr5.3461

34 - Hérault, Sète

G Brassens

fr5.1111

11 - Aude, Narbonne

G Trenet

fr5.1113

11 - Aude, Narbonne

Mondonville°

fr5.1131

11 - Aude, Fabrezan

J Cros

fr5.6611

66 - Pyrénées-Orientales, Céret

J Catalan music

fr5.6613

66 - Pyrénées-Orientales, Céret

FO Séverac

fr5.6614

66 - Pyrénées-Orientales, Céret

C Séverac

fr5.6631

66 - Pyrénées-Orientales, Prades

C Casals

fr5.6632

66 - Pyrénées-Orientales, Prades

F Casals

fr5.6634

66 - Pyrénées-Orientales, Prades

J Casals - I festival

MIDI-PYRÉNÉES

fr5.0911

09 - Arriège, Pamiers

FO Fauré°

fr5.0912

09 - Arriège, Pamiers

C Fauré

fr5.0921

09 - Arriège, Verniolle

F Fauré

fr5.0931

09 - Arriège, Foix-Montgauzy

C Fauré

fr5.0951

09 - Arriège, Saint-Lizier

K

fr5.3111

31 - Haute-Garonne, Saint-Bertrand-de-Comminges

K

fr5.3121

31 - Haute-Garonne, Toulouse

QH

fr5.3122

31 - Haute-Garonne, Toulouse

H

fr5.3125

31 - Haute-Garonne, Toulouse

C Séverac

fr5.3131

31 - Haute-Garonne, Saint-Félix-Lauragais

FO C Séverac°

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31 - Haute-Garonne, Saint-Félix-Lauragais

K - Séverac

fr5.3133

31 - Haute-Garonne, Saint-Félix-Lauragais

E Séverac

fr5.3141

31 - Haute-Garonne, Muret

C Dalayrac°

fr5.3143

31 - Haute-Garonne, Muret

J - Dalayrac

fr5.3151

31 - Haute-Garonne, Escalquens

E Langlais

fr5.4611

46 - Lot, Rocamadour

O Poulenc

fr5.4631

46 - Lot, Bagnac-sur-Celé

L Canteloube

fr5.6511

65 - Hautes-Pyrénées, Tarbes

FO Duparc

fr5.6531

65 - Hautes-Pyrénées, Cauterets

special

Verdi

AQUITAINE

fr5.6411

64 - Pyrénées-Atlantiques, Bayonne

J folklore - ?

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64 - Pyrénées-Atlantiques, Biarritz

FO Strawinsky

fr5.6423

64 - Pyrénées-Atlantiques, Biarritz

FO Sarasate†

fr5.6431

64 - Pyrénées-Atlantiques, Cambô-les-Bains

Albeniz† - O

fr5.6441

64 - Pyrénées-Atlantiques, Monein

F Duparc

fr5.6461

64 - Pyrénées-Atlantiques, Saint-Jean-de-Luz

F Thibaud

fr5.6462

64 - Pyrénées-Atlantiques, Saint-Jean-de-Luz

E Thibaud

fr5.6464

64 - Pyrénées-Atlantiques, Saint-Jean-de-Luz

F Debussy

fr5.6467

64 - Pyrénées-Atlantiques, Saint-Jean-de-Luz

F Ravel

fr5.6468

64 - Pyrénées-Atlantiques, Saint-Jean-de-Luz

F Ravel

fr5.6469

64 - Pyrénées-Atlantiques, Saint-Jean-de-Luz/Ciboure

FO Ravel°

fr5.4011

40 - Landes, Mont-de-Marsan

F Duparc†

fr5.4031

40 - Landes, Saint-Avit

F Planté

fr5.3312

33 - Gironde, Arcachon

F (Meyerbeer)

fr5.3313

33 - Gironde, Arcachon

F Debussy

fr5.3315

33 - Gironde, Arcachon

F Tournemire

fr5.3316

33 - Gironde, Arcachon

E Tournemire

fr5.3330

33 - Gironde, Bordeaux

various composers

fr5.3331

33 - Gironde, Bordeaux

Q

fr5.3335

33 - Gironde, Bordeaux

E Pierre Rode

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33 - Gironde, Bordeaux

FO Roger-Ducasse°

fr5.3338

33 - Gironde, Bordeaux

FO Sauguet°

fr5.3341

33 - Gironde, Floirac

B - Sauguet

fr5.3351

33 - Gironde, Taillan-Médoc

Roger-Ducasse†

fr5.3371

33 - Gironde, Blaye

Rudel

fr5.2431

24 - Dordogne, Hautefort

O Bertrand de Born

fr5.2441

24 - Dordogne, Beynac-et-Cazenac

M Jne Baker

fr5.3011

J ethnic instr.

4 Route d'Alès, Anduze (30)

Musée de la musique

The collection of ethnic and folkloristic musical instruments covers c 1000 pieces. The museum is connected with the music school. Visits by appointment, tel. 0681 3326 70.

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F d'Agoult (Liszt)

rue du Château, Arpaillargues-et-Aureillac (30)

château d'Arpaillargues/Hôtel Marie d'Agoult

The château d’Arpaillergues was the house of Marie de Flavigny, Contesse d’Agoult from 1827 until 1835. In 1834 she met Franz Liszt in Paris and became his mistress, his travelling companion in Switzerland and Italy and the mother of his children Blandine, Cosima and Daniel. The liaison was broken up in 1839, but sometimes they met, e.g. in 1861 (> fp2.0726). She also was a writer, under the pen name Daniel Stern.

The castle is a hotel now.

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Q

allées Paul-Riquet, Béziers (34)

Opéra municipal

The opera and concert hall of Béziers was opened in 1844; in the same year, Liszt gave a recital here.

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Q

1 avenue Jean Constans, Béziers (34)

Arènes Modernes

The Arena, also called Arènes du Plateau de Valras, was built in 1897 for bull fights but until 1910 also a venue for opera; works by Saint-Saens, Bizet, Fauré, Séverac, Hérold and Spontini were performed. Today pop concerts for 13000 listeners.

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Auric°

18 boulevard de la Liberté, Lodève (34)

The composer and loyal member of the Groupe des Six, Georges Auric (1899-1983), was born in this hotel, where his father was the manager. The family moved to Montpellier in 1902. There are two plaques, one of them with Auric’s biography (photo 3, zoom in!).

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Q

place de la Comédie, Montpellier (34)

Opéra-Comédie

The first Montpellier opera was built in 1755, but this building burnt down, as did two of its successors. The present theatre is from 1888 and has 1200 seats.

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H (Q)

esplanade Charles-de-Gaulle, Montpellier (34)

Le Corum - Opéra Berlioz

Building from 1990. The ‘auditorium Berlioz’ has 1200-2000 seats.

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G Brassens

67 boulevard Camille-Blanc, Sète (34)

Espace Georges Brassens

Birthplace of the singer-songwriter Georges Brassens (1921-1981). The interesting museum can also entirely be visited online: > www.espace-brassens.fr .

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G Trenet

13 avenue Charles-Trenet, Narbonne (11)

Birthplace of the popular singer Charles Trenet (1913-2001). He stayed attached to the house of his youth, kept it lifelong and donated it finally in 2000 to the municipality, to have it converted into a museum.

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Mondonville°

4 rue Armand-Gautier, Narbonne (11)

Maitrise de la cathédrale Saint-Just

The violinist and composer Jean-Joseph Casanéa de Mondonville (1711-1772) was born in this area and visited the Maîtrise [choir school] of the cathedral, where his father was organist and where he had been baptised.

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J Cros

1 avenue de la Mairie, Fabrezan (11)

Musée Charles Cros

Museum devoted to the poet and inventor Charles Cros (1842-1888). In the 1870s he created a ‘paléophone’ [= ‘sound of the past’], which was the direct precursor of Edison’s phonograph from 1879. Cros can thus be considered the inventor of sound recording, but he took no advantage of it; Edison so much the more.

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J Catalan music

14 rue Pierre-Rameil, Céret (66)

Céret is a centre of French-Catalonian culture. A annual festival Serdanes is held in July (the serdana or sardana is the national group dance of Catalonia). The International Centre of Popular Culture has a collection of instruments.

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FO Séverac

1 rue Saint-Ferréol, Céret (66)

Last house of the composer Marie-Joseph-Alexandre Déodat de Séverac (1872-1921), who introduced Catalonian elements into his compositions.

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C Séverac

1 place Clémenceau, Céret (66)

Monument of Déodat de Séverac by Manuel Hugé from 1923. In the meantime its ambiance has changed; the first photo is from the 1980s.

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C Casals

rue du Chant-des-Oiseaux, Prades (66)

Bust of the Catalonian cellist and composer Pau (Pablo) Casals (1876-1973), who lived in Prades from 1940 until 1957, when he turned his back to Franco’s Spain. He died in Puerto Rico.

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F Casals

2 avenue Pau Casals, Prades (66)

House of Pau (Pablo) Casals between 1948 and 1957. It has been named Cant des Ocells [birds’ song], after a composition of his from 1941.

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J Casals - I festival

4 rue Victor-Hugo, Prades (66)

Espace Casals

A modest museum is devoted to Casals, who started an annual summer festival in Prades in 1950. The concerts by renowned musicians are held in the small church of the Romanesque abbey of Saint Michel de Cuxa.

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FO Fauré°

17 rue Gabriel-Petit, Pamiers (09)

Birthplace of the composer Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924).

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C Fauré

montée du Castella, Pamiers (09)

Monument of Gabriel Fauré by André Méric (1927), slightly changed in 1982.

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F Fauré

3 rue Gabriel-Fauré, Verniolle (09)

Gabriel Fauré spent his first four years (1845-49) with a wet-nurse at this address.

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C Fauré

allée de Villate, Foix-Montgauzy (09)

Gabriel Fauré lived in Foix-Montgauzy from 1849 to 1854; his father was school master here. At the harmonium of the Chapelle Notre-Dame de Montgauzy, the young boy discovered his vocation.

The monument from 1931 was made by the son of the composer, Emmanuel Fauré-Fremiet.

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K

105 La Ville, Saint-Lizier (09)

cathédrale Saint-Lizier

Romanesque church with a fine organ by an unknown maker from the middle of the 17th century. Restored in 1972, 1981 and 2003. II/pdp/11.

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K

Saint-Bertrand-de-Comminges (31)

Organ by Jean-François Lépine, 1760, in a case from 1550. Restored in 1980. III/p/41.

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QH

place du Capitole, Toulouse (31)

Théâtre du Capitole

The combination of concert hall and opera theatre with the town hall exists since 1737; the present hall is from 1923. There are numerous recordings of the Orchestre du Capitol de Toulouse.

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H

place Dupuy, Toulouse (31)

Halle aux Grains

A former granary from 1861 has been changed in 1970 into a concert hall.

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C Séverac

Jardin Royal, Toulouse (31)

Monument from 1951 by A. Guénat, devoted to the composer Déodat de Séverac (1872-1921).

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FO C Séverac°

46 rue Déodat de Séverac, Saint-Félix-Lauragais (31)

Birthplace of Marie-Joseph-Alexandre Déodat baron de Séverac (1872-1921). Monument from 1924.

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K - Séverac

16 rue Déodat de Séverac, Saint-Félix-Lauragais (31)

Collégiale Saint-Félix

Organ by Grégoire Robiny from 1781. The original disposition of II/p/20 was extended in 1953/1994 to III/p/32.

Déodat de Séverac played the instrument, paintings by his father Gilbert de Séverac add lustre to the church.

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E Séverac

25 route de Toulouse, Saint-Félix-Lauragais (31)

Cimetière

Grave of Déodat de Séverac.

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C Dalayrac°

allé Niel,/ place de Layrisson, Muret (31)

The composer Nicolas Dalayrac (1753-1809) was born in Muret.

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J - Dalayrac

6 boulevard Aristide Briand, Muret (31)

Musée Clément Ader & les Grands Hommes

Some memories of Nicolas Dalayrac are displayed in this museum, including his desk and violin. Dalayrac’s music sounds in a reconstruction of a small 18th century theatre.

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E Langlais

impasse des Ortolans, Escalquens (31)

Cimetière

Grave of the organist and composer Jean Langlais (1907-1991). Escalquens was the home village of his first wife Jeanette, buried here too.

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O Poulenc

Rocamadour (46)

Sanctuaire

The ‘Black Virgin’ of Rocamadour was Francis Poulenc’s favourite pilgrimage destination since the death of his friend Pierre-Octave Ferroud in 1936. In this year he started writing various religious works, including Les litanies de la Vierge Noire.

Poulenc donated two silver chalices to the convent, which were exhibited in a museum of sacred art named after him (Musée d’art sacré Francis Poulenc), but this seems no longer to be accessible.

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L Canteloube

Bagnac-sur-Celé (46)

Château de Malaret

Ancestral castle of Marie-Joseph Canteloube de Malaret (1879-1957), the composer of the famous Chants d’Auvergne. He lived here in the 1890s and would keep visiting it after that.

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FO Duparc

52 rue Soult, Tarbes (65)

House of the song composer Henri Duparc (1848-1933) during the First World War.

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Verdi

Cauterets (65)

Giuseppe Verdi stayed here with Giuseppina Strepponi in the autumn of 1866, finishing the opera Don Carlos. Address unknown.

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J folklore - ♫

37 quai des Corsaires, Bayonne (64)

Musée Basque

The 16th century Maison Dagourette houses a museum of Basque culture. There are instruments, videos of dances and portraits of musicians, including a painting of the pianist Francis Planté with a crown of golden oak leaves.

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FO Strawinsky

9 rue la Frégate, Biarritz (64)

Chalet des Rochers

Igor Stravinsky lived here between 1921 and 1924. There is a tiny plaque on the façade, hardly visible for the naked eye; supposedly at the height of his apartment.

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FO Sarasate†

16 avenue Sarasate, Biarritz (64)

Villa Navarra

Villa Navarra was the last house of the Spanish violinist and composer Pablo de Sarasate (1844-1908).

Photos by Monique Beaufils, Biarritz municipality.

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Albeniz† - O

18 rue du Docteur-C.-Colbert, Cambô-les-Bains (64)

Centre de pneumologie Les Terrasses

During the last seven weeks of his life, the Catalonian composer Isaac Albeniz (1860-1909) underwent a cure in the chalet Saint Martin, today converted into a large clinic for pulmonary diseases. The plaque for Albeniz is in a little park before the entrance.

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F Duparc

(end of) Rue Florence, Monein (64)

Villa Florence

The composer Henri Duparc (1848-1933) moved to Monein in 1885 and bought the house in 1892. It was here, doubting his abilities, that he burned various manuscripts of his works. He returned to Paris in 1897, selling the house back to the family from which he had bought it (still its proprietors).

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F Thibaud

4 allée Gorrena, Saint-Jean-de-Luz (64)

Villa Zortziko

The violinist Jacques Thibaud (1880-1953), member of a famous trio with Cortot and Casals, had this villa built in 1926 and lived here permanently from 1941. He died in an air crash, ten days after his last concert in Biarritz.

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E Thibaud

rue Duconte, Saint-Jean-de-Luz (64)

cimetière Aïce Errota

Grave of the violinist Jacques Thibaud.

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F Debussy

(side path of) avenue de Habas, Saint-Jean-de-Luz (64)

Chalet Habas

Claude Debussy lived here during the summer of 1917. During a concert devoted to his works, he performed with the violinist Gaston Poulet his violin sonata; it should be his last public appearance.

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F Ravel

14 place Ramiro-Arrué, Saint-Jean-de-Luz (64)

Maurice Ravel wrote his Trio and the two Hebrew songs at this address in 1914.

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F Ravel

13 rue Tourasse, Saint-Jean-de-Luz (64)

Maurice Ravel started with the composition of the Boléro in 1928 in this house of Mrs. Galichet.

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FO Ravel°

27 quai Maurice-Ravel, Saint-Jean-de-Luz/Ciboure (64)

This 17th century merchant’s house at the quai de la Nivelle (today named after him) is the birthplace of Maurice Ravel (1875-1937). He lived here only three months, before his family moved to Paris, but the two preceding addresses prove that he gladly returned.

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F Duparc†

48 rue Victor-Hugo, Mont-de-Marsan (40)

The composer Henri Duparc – in full: Marie-Eugène-Henri Foucques-Duparc – lived here from 1919 until his death in 1933. Blind, ill and lonely, he didn’t compose anymore. His house at 48 rue Victor Hugo was recently demolished; there is no monument nor plaque to remember the great fellow-citizen. A street name seems to be enough.

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F Planté

avenue Francis Planté, Saint-Avit (40)

Domaine de Bigne

The famous pianist Francis Planté (1839-1934), a pupil of Franz Liszt, bought this estate in 1880 and lived here from 1896.

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F (Meyerbeer)

30 allée Dr.-Alfred-Festal, Arcachon (33)

Villa Meyerbeer

Although the opera composer Giacomo Meyerbeer (1791-1864) probably never stayed in Arcachon, he is honoured with a villa from the middle of the 19th century, supposedly by fervent admirers.

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F Debussy

7 allée Faust, Arcachon (33)

Villa Marguérite

Claude Debussy stayed in this villa in 1880 in the retinue of Nadeshda von Meck, well known as the rich supporter and confidential friend of Tchaikovsky. She employed the young composer as music teacher and pianist during the summers of 1880, ’81 and ’82 and he stayed with her in Moscow and accompanied her on travels through Europe.

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F Tournemire

14 avenus Victor Hugo, Arcachon (33)

Villa Nitetis

The organist, improvisator and composer Charles Arnould Tournemire (1870-1939) visited this villa of his father frequently. During his last visit he drowned in the bay of Arcachon.

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E Tournemire

19 allée Raoul Laborderie, Arcachon (33)

Cimetière des Abatilles

Grave of Charles Charles Tournemire.

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various composers

Bordeaux (33)

The composer Clément Janequin (1485-1558) worked in Bordeaux between 1505 and 1530. The Mannheim composer Franz Ignaz Beck (1734-1809) lived in Bordeaux from 1761 until his death. He was organist at Saint Seurin. Today his excellent symphonies are still performed.

Born in Bordeaux: the violinists Pierre Rode (1774-1830) and Jacques Thibaud (1880-1953), and the composers Charles Tournemire (1870-1939), Jean Roger-Ducasse (1873-1954) and Henri Sauguet (1901-1989).

An annual music festival is held in May, Mai musical.

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Q

place de la Comédie, Bordeaux (33)

Grand Théâtre

The magnificent ‘Grand Théâtre’ was built in 1780 by the architect Victor Louis. It has 1100 seats. The present director is Marc Minkowski. It is also the venue for the National Orchestra of Bordeaux-Aquitaine.

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E Pierre Rode

2 rue François de Sourdis, Bordeaux (33)

cimetière de la Chartreuse

Grave of the famous violinist and composer Pierre Rode (1774-1830), a pupil of Viotti and a representative of both the French and Italian violin school.

On this cemetery is also the grave of the painter Goya, who died in 1828 when on visit in Bordeaux.

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FO Roger-Ducasse°

83 rue Fonaudège, Bordeaux (33)

Birthplace of the composer Jean Roger-Ducasse (1873-1954).

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FO Sauguet°

6 rue Leyteire, Bordeaux (33)

Birthplace of the composer Henri Sauguet (1901-1989). He was born as Henri Poupard but chose his mother’s surname. The town archives have a substantial collection of letters, images and personal belongings of the composer.

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B - Sauguet

47 avenue Jean Lassauguette, Floirac (33)

église Saint-Vincent

The young Henri Sauguet was organist in this church from 1916 until 1822.

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Roger-Ducasse†

Taillan-Médoc (33)

Pichebouc

The composer Jean Roger-Ducasse stayed often at the family property of Pichebouc and he died here in 1954.

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Rudel

Citadelle Blaye (33)

castle ruin Rudel

Within the citadel is the ruin of the castle of the troubadour Jaufre Rudel (12th century).

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O Bertrand de Born

Hautefort (24)

château

Some parts of this beautiful baroque castle date from the 12th century, when a well known troubadour lived here: Bertrand de Born, viscount of Hautefort. He was a great artist, but also a hoodlum and intriguer; during his whole life the possession of the castle was a point of contention between him and his brother Constantin; they lived here by turns.

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M Jne Baker

Beynac-et-Cazenac (24)

château Les Milandes

The famous singer and dancer Joséphine Baker lived here with a host of foster children from all corners of the world. There is an exhibition about her fascinating career.