Mercure Bordeaux Aeroport
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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 ...
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It was certainly good to have push bikes on board so we could ride into the towns to collect supplies and do our sightseeing. One day we loaded them up with our washing and headed for the local "Laverie" (laundromat).
The week came to an end far too quickly and it was time to board our train and head for our next ...
Oops - missed this off yesterdays! We arrived back in Bordeaux again about 6 and went to find our there had been an incident on our tram line, and you could get bus 11 or 16. We couldn't find them, and walked up to main road thinking we might find a taxi, but the traffic was backed up and not moving. There were lots of flashing lights, police, ambulance. There would be no buses or taxis going our way. So with my very wet shoes and feet, we eventually found a spot where ...
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For the area in general the best vintages have been 2000, 2005 and 2009 and 2010 being exceptional. Boris said ...
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