Holiday Inn Bordeaux Sud Pessac
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- Wheelchair accessibility
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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 ...
... Henri IV spent time at the castle. After a Catholic siege in 1562 the family abjured to save the furniture, just as Henri converted to Catholicism in to receive the crown. "Paris is well worth a mass" he is quoted as saying. He reigned 16 years, and was generally beloved, but not by all. He was assassinated by a Catholic fanatic in 1610. I find him to be one of the more interesting French kings.
But back ...
We then attempted another long drive being one of the longest of the contiki to Bordeaux. We had a few memorable stops, one being the QUICK fast food place :P (pretty much maccas) where we shared some jokes about Emily's secret franchise :P. We had then stopped for lunch at a carcassone castle which was pretty cool. It was full of shops and restaurants that was quite nice. We had found this one lolly shop thy ...
... 29ers just roll and roll, much more comfortable than crosstail bikes we were originally had planned to get. Tonight we are going to have a set dinner here - mmmm with their own wine - should be great. Its 6pm and we have totally recovered from our ride - roll on tomorrow. I think we will be having a great sleep in the wonderful bed, a beautiful room.
... headed off for our overnight stop in Cahors before heading into Castillion la Bataille the next day to meet our Perth friends for a day or two. ...