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BORDEAUX

Département : Gironde

Blason de Bordeaux

Official blason

  • (fr)

Origin/meaning

The leopard is taken from the arms of the old territory of Guyenne, of which Bordeaux was the capital. The castle is the former city hall standing on the Garonne river. The crescent symbolises the bend the river makes in the city. The chief is the arms of France and signify that the city received its own parliament by King Louis XI in 1453.

Arms of Bordeaux

The arms in a 16th century manuscript
Blason de Bordeaux

Municipal letterhead +/- 1875
Blason de Bordeaux

The arms in the Café Sanka album +/- 1932
Blason de Bordeaux

The arms on a tobacco card by Laurens
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The arms on a postcard by Robert Louis
BLason de Bordeaux

The arms on a postcard by Barré Dayez
Blason de Bordeaux

The arms on a postcard by Kroma
Blason de Bordeaux

The arms on a postcard by Maurice Jacquez
Blason de Bordeaux

The arms on a trade card from Félix Potin
Blason de Bordeaux

The arms by Guilbert, 1853


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