Ahhh… wine country with a huge number of preserved historic buildings.
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
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).
After my beers at The Frog & Rosbif I ventured around the corner to a small restaurant called La Tanière.
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!
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.
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.
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
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
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.