Grand Hotel Richelieu
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TravelPod Member ReviewsGrand Hotel Richelieu Arcachon
Clean and tidy with a very friendly (though sometimes unattended) front desk. Location is amazing though, and right opposite the beach.
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... of rain, loud rumbles of thunder and bright flashes of lightening. Pretty scary when you are in a tent but once again it stood up to the elements and was still standing the next morning.
The following morning was a bit wet and overcast but we decided to head to Biscarosse beach and have a wander around the market stalls which was nice. We had a pasty and an ice cream on the beach and then headed back to the tent. As the day went on it was a lot clearer and warmer so ...
... to a beautiful day. Still, warm and sunny so after breakfast we set off along the coastline on our bikes to Arcachon. It's all very beautiful with the beach running the distance and the locals and people of Bordeaux making the most of a beautiful Sunday. Many were already on the beach sunning themselves. We rode about 18 km to get to the end of the cycle lane till you can ride no more and its certainly a playground to enjoy the beach scene. ...
... of us trekked over. for a bite. I had my first Orangina of the trip and a very pleasant little sandwich. Even run-of-the-mill baguettes in France are superb.
While we were eating, it poured rain briefly and then the sun came out for our walk back to the hotel where we all had rooms now. Caroline and I declined an invitation to travel to downtown Bordeaux in favour of a nap.
Refreshed and showed by late afternoon, we walked ...
We all arrived in Dorval about the same time and went through the normal drill except that the bikes have to go through oversize baggage. Here are a couple of pictures of us hanging around the oversize luggage area. The flight left around 6pm and arrived in Bordeaux at 6:30 am French time.
You can see in this picture the milling around while we tried to decide how to get to the ...
... update more regularly if I don't become alcoholic..
The idea is to get into Spain today or tomorrow (depending how many beers I have) and get to explore the Basque Country. It's already apparent, the signs are in Spanish here as well and paella is on the menu in most restaurants - mmmmm!
Had a lovely chat with Jilly last night and it's looking good for a meet-up soon. She's promised to show me the ropes with the Tapas bars of northern Spain so bring it ...