How has this hotel rated in the past?
Travelers also recommend:
- More recommendations
TripAdvisor Reviews Hotel Continental Bordeaux
Travel Blogs from Bordeaux
Today there is little to report of interest to a travel blog. I picked up some food at a nearby supermarket and then worked all day, casting an occasional gaze outside at the beautiful vineyards all around. This is some of the best wine country in the world. The most consistently sought-after and expensive wines are not far from where I am, in the Paulliac region north of Bordeaux. The most famous are Château Lafite-Rothschild, Château Latour and Château ...
... we finally had all systems go. And we laughed together when I said I was going to leave rather quickly, before we discovered any other computer problems!
I drove most of the way to Bordeaux, picking up a baguette and a Camembert for dinner, and found a hotel room with a kitchenette so I can avoid going to restaurants tomorrow, during my day of office work. Thursday if all goes as planned, I will fly on to ...
... tourist office. Paid $7.50Euro each for the underground tour. Town named after St Emilion who founded the town in 800 AD and lived in a cave as a hermit. The church is underground, in limestone and was excavated from the top. And the tower added around 1200? Lots of hills and cobblestones lane ways wine shops everywhere and so scenic and peaceful. Bought a bottle of Rose and will sleep well ...
... then checked out the many wine shops and some local boutiques, including a knife-maker who showed us how he makes the intricately carved buffalo-horn handles for his traditional French knives. Soon it was time to go, so once again we headed for home, taking yet another back-country route which took us past some very old chateaux as well as (of course) more sleepy villages and farmland. It had been a fairly hot steamy day, and so we were super-adventurous and opted to use ...
... are nice and give us advice about the trip.
But forget all that we still have to get Five Tarts down to the med, the next stage from here (Bordeaux) is 40 miles down to Castets on the tide leaving here at aboutlow water, not keen on the mast being on deck only about 400 miles now to the med. I love my crew I will really miss them.
Bordeaux to castets
Left Bordeaux at about 1010 am on advice from our neighbour( who shall remain nameless) ...