Hotel Le Chantry
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It was a packed train that pulled out of La Rochelle on Friday morning. In theory I had a first class ticket, but thanks to the ongoing rail strikes, a reduced service was running and the intercity train was replaced by a four carriage regional one with no first class or reserved seating. Just pile on in and sit where you can. Oh …
... is very pleasant, and has some interesting bridges crossing the Garonne River.
The odd thing i have noticed here in Bordeaux is the lack of bakeries. On nearly ever corner in Lyon there was a bakery, here they seem scarce.
By late afternoon the sky greys up and it starts to rain, only lightly.
The next few days are beautiful sunny days. Wandering the streets and the river walk is very pleasant. The city has a certain buzz to ...
... We saw the Garonne way back at Moissac, when we were walking by the canal, and it was the river beside Auvillar, but now it is enormous! And tonight, after calling back at the hotel to change and drop our purchases, we went out to a fantastic brasserie that Amr had read about and been recommended. Another quite long walk - Amr announced that we had walked 20 kms today round the city, so I guess our legs don't really know that we have finished our real ...
... without missing a beat. Didn't even flinch when I hit one of the outside mirrors down a narrow lane in Florence..... it just bounced back!
Ok there is more good news, we shouted ourselves to a Hotel, can't lie, a bit of luxury has been nice, although the space was very small. After settling into a room with real coffee and an actual coffee maker, we had a drink with a Canadian couple ...
... We sat in front of 'the big church' to have a glass of local wine (did you know they have good wine in Bordeaux?) and some "French fries".
During this walkabout we took the 'arch selfie' and a rather silly picture of us having wine and 'french fries' at the outdoor cafe in the church square. We also took a few pictures of sites and in particular a fascinating statue about which we know very little.