Ibis Bordeaux Le Lac
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... the cathedral, admiring its huge flying buttresses (added not long after its building to prevent it from collapsing) and intricate carved stone doorways, lined with angels, saints etc. Following the crowded main shopping street into the city centre I came to the aptly named Grand Theatre, the huge pillar and bronze statues of the Esplanade des Quincones and strolled for a little while around the centre of town before sheltering from the relentless drizzle in ...
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We left about 11.15 am today and it was 6 degrees! As we went the sun came out but it was still cold. However at about 6.00 pm it was 9 degrees. It was sun from time to time. On our way we stopped at a wine/cognac shop which was interesting but without knowledge of wine, we did not know what to buy! We bought a cake. We arrived at our BB Hotel and checked in about 4.00 pm and had a late lunch/early dinner in a steak place. Corry had sirloin and I had roast chicken. Before that ...
This wine tour consisted of two stops at chateaux (castles) in the region to learn about the wine making process. The first thing I learned was that the word chateaux is not only royalty castles. Chateaux is used to also describe a simple a house that has a wine cellar and a vineyard. Bordeaux in general is famous for the fact that they blend grape types when making their wines. The Medoc region in specific is famous for its red ...
... Todd and Rose to keep us company, we managed to find some pretty nice wines!
Bordeaux is about an hour away from the coastal town of Arcachon which is famous for its beautiful bay and sandy beach. Although it was too cold to get into the water the advantage of going in October was that the beach was pretty deserted and we could wander at our leisure.
After having a huge seafood lunch ...
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking