Maison carrée d'Arlac

Mérignac, France

The Maison carrée d'Arlac is a neoclassical folly building constructed between 1785 and 1789, in the town of Mérignac just outside Bordeaux, France. It was built for Bordeaux banker Charles Peixotto.



Your name


Founded: 1785-1789
Category: Palaces, manors and town halls in France

More Information


3.3/5 (based on Google user reviews)

User Reviews

Angele Petite (3 years ago)
I am very disappointed to see a magnificent building but not being able to approach it because there is a naughty fence around without counting the jail and a so-called park ... we make it it is just a large space of grass with 4/5 whites from above with some trees without maintenance ... I came to see this place in the hope of making a nice photo of this place to highlight it and return with family friends but unfortunately it is not the case..
Mélanie Nkonga (5 years ago)
Powered by Google

Featured Historic Landmarks, Sites & Buildings

Historic Site of the week

Amphitheatre of the Three Gauls

The Amphitheatre of the Three Gauls was part of the federal sanctuary of the three Gauls dedicated to the cult of Rome and Augustus celebrated by the 60 Gallic tribes when they gathered at Lugdunum (Lyon). The amphitheatre was built at the foot of the La Croix-Rousse hill at what was then the confluence of the Rhône and Saône.

Excavations have revealed a basement of three elliptical walls linked by cross-walls and a channel surrounding the oval central arena. The arena was slightly sloped, with the building"s south part supported by a now-vanished vault. The arena"s dimensions are 67,6m by 42m. This phase of the amphitheatre housed games which accompanied the imperial cult, with its low capacity (1,800 seats) being enough for delegations from the 60 Gallic tribes.

The amphitheatre was expanded at the start of the 2nd century. Two galleries were added around the old amphitheatre, raising its width from 25 metres to 105 metres and its capacity to about 20,000 seats. In so doing it made it a building open to the whole population of Lugdunum and its environs.