Travel Blogs from Bordeaux
Our first stop after leaving Tours and the Loire Valley was the Atlantic Coast town of La Rochelle with its beautiful boat harbour. We had time to have a good look around and have lunch at a harbour front cafe that served the most tasty fish soup. La Rochelle like our previous stop on the Normandy coast at Honfleur are towns with a special seaside …
We woke up early to make our first chateau appointment at Haut-Brion, a premier grand cru classé in the Pessac region of Bordeaux. We initially went in and tried to enter the wrong building. The door we spent about 5 minutes knocking on was the office. Eventually, we did find the proper chateau though. On the tour, Haut-Brion disclosed a few quirky …
After about a kjillion hours of driving on French highways (and yours truly sleeping in the back seat trying to catch up), we found our hotel in the city of Bordeau, Hotel Burdigala. Originally, my mother wanted to stay at the Chateau Cordellian-Bages, but they were booked up. Coincidentally, this is the chateau that Elaine, a first year suggested …
... sea was comfortably warm, quite a strange sensation.
We left Bordeaux on the 13th of September, taking the return journey a little slower, stopping for the night at a quiet aire in a small town half way between Bordeaux and Autry Issards, the name of which slips my mind. There was power and water all for a suggested fee of 3 euros, which we were advised to put through the letterbox of a house nearby. There were no toilets, however there was a swimming pool adjacent, closed ...
... shopping I headed to the cathedral for a look inside then walked towards the river and the few remaining gatehouses of the medieval city walls. On the riverbank I stood watching a couple of otters frolicking and scampering about, then I had to make a beeline for Steve’s as I realised that I’d mixed up times in my head and had only an hour before the train I intended to take was to leave for Barcelona. When I got back towards my host’s place I ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Burdigala Bordeaux
Nice Hotel with excellent service. Rooms were reasonably spacious and well furnished.
Breakfasts were ordinary.
Hotel Bar prices were expensive,worth wandering up the street to get a beer or a glass of wine at half their price.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.