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... extends right across the road and below the huge statue of the Saint which sits supreme on a rocky hill overlooking the harbour.
There is a fine cathedral in this part of town and the river that runs from the mountains to the sea cuts through it.
A wedding party was assembling at the church in glorious sunshine.
As I made my way back to the promenade for the walk back I happened upon the musical find of my entire journey a 5 piece band busking on the street ...
We got on a fast train this morning and took off in a southerly direction to a place called Cerons It only took about 15 minutes but doing around 240km an hour that's about 40 - 50 kilometres (Counting a few stops on the way).
The day was very hot and we struggled from the station to the vineyard we were going to. Once there it was a delight. The vineyard was centred around an old chateau built in the 17th century. Across ...
... Emilion and it was a great place to sit, relax and enjoy some great food, and that we did. It was a late lunch, close to 5pm actually, so more like dinner, on a shady terrace at the foot of the church literally carved out of the limestone rock by Benedictine monks a thousand years ago. We then said goodbye to Saint Emilion before heading out up the road a bit further to our overnight accommodation near Libourne.
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.