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... 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 ...
... into our one day here. First, we stumbled on a good coffee place. Important. So after that we just popped into a boulangerie and each got a pastry. Then we went on a tour of exploration and saw so much. Many huge and beautiful churches - one, St Michel with a tall bell tower that we climbed and from the top had a panoramic view of the whole area. And we had fun in Galeries Lafayette where finally I found the Chanel perfume refills that I wanted that don't ...
... 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 traveled down the Garonne River and Gironde Estuary and docked at the pretty town of Paulliac, gateway to the storied 'Medoc' wine route and the prestigious 'chateaux road'. Paulliac is located on the 45th parallel an ideal location for the abundance of vineyards located near the river.
There are 60 wine districts in Bordeaux spread over 250,000 acres and 8,000 wine growers which produce 6-8 million bottles of wine per year. 85% of the wine is ...
... and in 2 years time the alteration to the TGV line currently being made, will make the trip from Paris to Bordeaux only 2 hours. The current track is only half high speed lines. The makers of the TGV are responsible also for the installation of the tram system here in Bordeaux, using low voltage cable in the ground.