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Ahhh… wine country with a huge number of preserved historic buildings.
Europe 2019 retrospective
For my Europe trip this year I decided to head off to southern France and bypass Paris altogether, and to finish off the trip with a couple of days relaxing in Amsterdam. Overall the weather was pretty disappointing, most days were cloudy but not too much rain thankfully. Towards the end of May the weather … Continue reading Europe 2019 retrospective
Hotel ibis Bordeaux Centre Gare Saint Jean, Bordeaux, France
For my stay in Bordeaux I’d chosen to stay at Hotel ibis Bordeaux Centre Gare Saint Jean. One of half a dozen ibis’ in Bordeaux and around a 10 minute walk from Gare Saint Jean and the trams that will take you into central Bordeaux (it’s only 5 or 7 minutes on the tram).
La Tanière, Bordeaux, France
After my beers at The Frog & Rosbif I ventured around the corner to a small restaurant called La Tanière.
The Frog & Rosbif, Bordeaux, France
It was time for a pre dinner drink and maybe dinner so I headed back into the centre of Bordeaux and settled into The Frog & Rosbif. It’s a really nice pub in a 16th centrury women’s prison!
Le 1925, Bordeaux, France
After a bit of a walk around Bordeaux it was time for lunch and as I was walking close to the Girondins Monument I saw a restaurant called Le 1925. A quick check online showed that it had a very good reputation, so in I went and was promplty seated.
Le Grand Café, Bordeaux, France
I’d wandered around the windy streets of Bordeaux for an hour or so and decided that I’d stop in at a cafe for a coffee. I stumbled across Le Grand Café and it had a covered patio area so I settled in.
Comptoir Sainte Croix (Poulhouse), Bordeaux, France
After a siesta back at my hotel. I checked the reviews for restaurants around Gare de Bordeaux Saint-Jean but nothing took my fancy. Expanding my search area a little I found a restaurant around 400m from my hotel that had some decent reviews called Comptoir Sainte Croix. It was pretty quiet on a Thursday evening … Continue reading Comptoir Sainte Croix (Poulhouse), Bordeaux, France
The Charles Dickens, Bordeaux, France
After getting back into central Bordeaux from the Cité du Vin on the ferry and having a bit of a walk around the centre of the city I started feeling a little thirsty so I pulled out my phone to look for a pub that was open. Google maps pointed me towards a place close … Continue reading The Charles Dickens, Bordeaux, France
Cité du Vin, Bordeaux, France
On my first morning in Bordeaux I’d jumped on the tram out to the Cité du Vin, a museum devoted to wines. It was very interesting. I got in for free by buying a city pass which is a Bordeaux wide transport ticket as well as giving free or discounted entry to lots of attractions.