Balladins Hotel Bordeaux Eysines
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- Meeting rooms/conference facilities
- Multilingual staff
- Reduced mobility rooms
- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
- Breakfast Available
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... extends right across the road and below the huge statue of the Saint which sits supreme on a rocky hill overlooking the harbour.
There is a fine cathedral in this part of town and the river that runs from the mountains to the sea cuts through it.
A wedding party was assembling at the church in glorious sunshine.
As I made my way back to the promenade for the walk back I happened upon the musical find of my entire journey a 5 piece band busking on the street ...
... on the lawn in front of the chateau; foie gras, ,bread, olive and duck- based spreads, strawberries, cherries and a glass of wine. We sat under a huge tree and once again we were thinking - "C'est la vie".
And then it was back to Bordeaux arriving around 2.30pm. After a lazy afternoon during which we found a laundromand, had a read of our novels, it was time for dinner and to get ready for our next move tomorrow, to Luchon.
... by 9.00a.m. when stallholders were still laying out their tables and the crowds were yet to arrive. By mid-morning, however, a sea of people filled the town, snaking their way up the main street and into the square.
We had done a couple of laps by late morning, and so headed off around noon for Saint Emilion, a two-hour drive west in the direction of Bordeaux, where we would be catching our train ...
... up locals.
The French may have a snooty (and smelly) reputation in much of the United States, but everyone that we encountered was perfectly kind. Willing to communicate through a combination of broken English and hand gestures, they talked with us about everything from the wine trade to differences in French and American culture. One young man that we met near the cheerful tiki bar, adorned with string ...
... amphitheater, and is also the location where Van Gogh was voluntarily housed in an asylum for one year. We will see the amphitheater in the morning, but will have to return if we wish to do more touring.
It was a bit comical when we tried to drive our bus/car to a hotel in the center of the town, overlooking the Roman ruins, and found the streets too narrow to fit through. That wasn’t quite enough of a challenge, though! The turns were so sharp, and the ...