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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 …
... Worn out by the walking and the heat ,27 degrees today we head for the cloisters of and old abbey to enjoy some shade and a glass of ice cold Perrier.
We wend our way back to the B&B through the vineyards stretching as far as the eye can see and prepare for tomorrows journey.
We are able to enjoy a meal in a restaurant within easy walking distance tonight and whilst not as individualistic as yesterdays we had an excellent ...
... to Bordeaux. Find out the train station is closed. Forced to take a Mercedes taxi (riding in style) to the french train station about 20 minutes away.
9:30 am- arrive in Bordeaux. Look around for our "hotel" (which was really just a hostel) for 30 minutes and wander around Bordeaux aimlessly. Find out our "hotel" was a 2 minute walk from the train station. Sweet.
11:00 am- make our way towards central Bordeaux. Walk around and do some touristy things- ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services
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.