The Mascaron, architectural element of the cultural heritage of Bordeaux, Port de la Lune

In Bordeaux, “La Façade des quais” is seen decorated with masks and sculptures from the keystone arches on the ground floor.

Sculptors were inspired by a multitude of themes to decorate the facades :

  • ancient gods,
  • seasons
  • monsters,
  • the heads of their contemporaries.

Thanks to these anonymous artists, we have an idea of Bordeaux including the art of headwear in the first half of the eighteenth century.

” Hats off gentlemen! “

Look up!