Hotel Palais Cardinal
Travel Blogs from Saint-Emilion
... Worn out by the walking and the heat ,27 degrees today we head for the cloisters of and old abbey to enjoy some shade and a glass of ice cold Perrier.
We wend our way back to the B&B through the vineyards stretching as far as the eye can see and prepare for tomorrows journey.
We are able to enjoy a meal in a restaurant within easy walking distance tonight and whilst not as individualistic as yesterdays we had an excellent ...
... to Bordeaux. Find out the train station is closed. Forced to take a Mercedes taxi (riding in style) to the french train station about 20 minutes away.
9:30 am- arrive in Bordeaux. Look around for our "hotel" (which was really just a hostel) for 30 minutes and wander around Bordeaux aimlessly. Find out our "hotel" was a 2 minute walk from the train station. Sweet.
11:00 am- make our way towards central Bordeaux. Walk around and do some touristy things- ...
... we took her and her bicycle on board and she joined us for lunch before we continued on to the next town where her husband was waiting to collect her and presented up with a bottle of wine for our efforts.
We were very surprised at the large amount of Aussies we met along the way. It certainly helps when everyone has there countries flags flying from there boat, ...
Today we went on our first day trip in Bordeaux to St Emillion and then to Pomerol in the afternoon. We travelled in a 9 seater Mercedes van with Boris our driver. Boris is an ex air stewart, born in Bordeaux region, and now does these tours 7 days per week.
I was woken by the sound of rain about 5am, so the forecast change in the weather has arrived. Bordeaux is expecting showers this morning, but these should clear up by lunchtime. More rain expected tomorrow along with a big drop in temperature – down to 19 degrees from 32 degrees a couple of days ago.
Had breakfast in the hotel – bacon, eggs, coffee, juice and croissants with jam for 12 euros – then borrowed an umbrella from reception and headed ...