We took the 4 to Pessac Centre, then walked down the lovely wooded walkway to Bougnard. Some event tents had been set up and a little crowd was milling. A small jazz group played New Orleans style. A man was carrying a velvet cushion and a golden scissors. The press and the radio were there.
M. Raynal, the Maire of Pessac gave the first speech, followed by the Chairman of the Hospital Group of Haut-Leveque, then M. Juppé, Maire of Bordeaux, Chairman of Bordeaux Métropole, Future Candidate of the Républicains and Future Président of France.
After the speeches M. Juppé cut a ceremonial ribbon with the golden scissors, and cut pieces of ribbon for the little girl who served as scissor-bearer, then we surged into the waiting tram (which, incidentally, was not at a tram stop). A wooden ramp had been set up for wheelchair users.
The tram set off and took us, non-stop, to France-Alouette where some more event tents were waiting with fruit juices, fizzy water, delicious sandwiches and little wedges of tortilla española. The sandwiches had alarming colours - some were the colour of Oreo cookies and some were orange, but they were all very good indeed.
Later that afternoon we went for a celebration trip by air-conditioned tram into town and ate ice-cream in Macdonalds.