Mercure Bordeaux Gare Saint Jean
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Today - Sunday and off to Medoc - about a 40 minute drive …
Today we have travelled from Gare Montparsse to Bordeaux, 1st class, on the TGV train. We had a taxi from the hotel to the Gare M. It was a black panel van, tinted windows - all very James Bond like! And at times, he drove like that too - scooting down the Bus lane and back into the traffic again. Nice ride though, past the Grand Palis, over the …
We enjoy a reasonably early breakfast and head off to St Emilion just after nine thirty. On arrival the car park was almost empty- a total contrast to yesterdays crush. We spend an hour walking around the town noses glued to the windows of wine merchants. We are finally drawn into one and end up buying a cheap bottle of Pomerol-a bargain at only 35 euros! The price of wine from this area , even in a supermarket is incredible. We visit the local ...
... and a night on the town, it starts to rain. And then it starts to POUR. We found ourselves in the middle of Bordeaux, unable to hail a cab, in what had to have been the worst rainstorm since Noah's Ark. Kid you not I was walking in water that was past my ankles. It was terrible. So we showed up to our fancy wine tasting class half an hour late, with a trail of water behind us. Classic college kid move.
11:00 pm- Ended up going to a Cuban bar, and a Spanish ...
... br> Motoring along the canal with the bikeway running beside the canal made it great fun as we waved to the many people who either walked or cycled from town to town.
We actually came to the rescue of an English women, Penny, who had been cycling with her husband and a friend when she fell off her bike and was pretty shaken and grazed. As we were just pulling up ...
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