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Everyone would like to drive a Cadillac, this mythical American luxury cars brand. But who would like to have a walk in Cadillac, a charming little town located near Bordeaux in Southwestern France. Renown for its wines, the fortified town was created by Edouard 1st of England. Today, battlements, towers and a castle dating back from 16th c. witness of that period. Direction Cadillac.

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The mythical American luxury cars brand was founded in 1902 by Henry Leland, a master in mechanics and a business man, who named the company Cadillac, the founder of the city of Detroit.

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Meeting by the water pump .

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Bar-Tabac Le Cadillac . In the background, the town hall.

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Having a drink on a café terrace is a deeply rooted habit among the French.

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The old town.  Cadillac est une ancienne ville entourée de remparts que l’ on peut encore voir aujourd’ hui.

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South West tower.

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The ancient port of Cadillac

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The Clock Gate.

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The Sea Gate.

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Cadillac yesterday : The Sea Gate- 1860

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Cadillac yesterday : la porte de Benauges -gravure de 1868.

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Cadillac yesterday – La place du marché (market square) –  1848

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Cadillac yesterday – the Market Square – gravure from 1848

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The main courtyard.

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The ” cabinet doré ” or golden cabinet.

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The Duke of Epernon, early 17th century.

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French-style fireplace

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The Duke’s apartment : The reception chamber

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The Duchess’ apartment : the reception chamber.

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The prison chateau : The chateau was bought by the State and became a women’ s prison in 1818….

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…then closed in 1890….

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…when the building became a remand centre for girls until 1952.

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Cave – Wine tasting.

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 WWI memorial.

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Memorial to Cadillac’s “children” 1914 – 1918

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 – Car sharing – Cadillac

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Canoeing -Cadillac-River Garonne.

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Canoeing -Cadillac-River Garonne.

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Cadillac – Côtes de Bordeaux – Red Vine .

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Cadillac Vineyards .

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