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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 …
Sunday le Rochelle to Royan to le verdon 74 miles Monday le verdon to le porge 56 miles The weather has been great and the cycling has been good .Part of the route sent me down an 18 inch wide concrete path for hours and this was not fun on a fully loaded touring bike . The path is laid on sand and in some places looks like it's the original path laid by z Germans for motor bike messengers back in the Second World War . There ...
... with the rounded arches in the roof. We decided to go to another church but there was a long queue so we skipped that and we all had lunch of French onion soup with toasted Camembert, quite delicious. After lunch we set off again and on the way to the Beguinhof we passed the church, no queue, so went in there first. The Beguinhof is a cluster of ...
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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.
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