Mercure Bordeaux le Lac
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Swimming pool
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... the boulevard back to base and get ready to depart.
We were on the road later than normal at 14:20 and our target was an Aire in the Bordeaux region not far off the motorway near Blaye.
We decided to stop at another Aire at St. Paul de Blaye as there was electricity there at 55 mins for €2.00 to charge electronics.A small shop across the road has the jetons (tokens) for the service point and cold beer for the driver later. After all that it was onto the night stop ...
... on the lawn in front of the chateau; foie gras, ,bread, olive and duck- based spreads, strawberries, cherries and a glass of wine. We sat under a huge tree and once again we were thinking - "C'est la vie".
And then it was back to Bordeaux arriving around 2.30pm. After a lazy afternoon during which we found a laundromand, had a read of our novels, it was time for dinner and to get ready for our next move tomorrow, to Luchon.
... tomorrow. Making our way to Saint Emilion, there was some trepidation as to whether this highly regarded town would be just another one of the many pretty villages we had seen in the past fortnight. However, it did prove to be impressive, looking up toward it on approach, perched high on a hilltop, and then viewing it from the top of the King's tower, the highest vantage point in the village, with a 360 ...
... room, I quietly broke away and made my way to the entry of the avenue of trees. It's the most perfect place for a stroll or picnic and nap on a hot day. I imagine a white rabbit in a tweed coat with a fob watch scurry across the grass muttering I'm late! I'm late!
Unfortunately, our tour was complete and we began our way back to Bordeaux. The countryside was spectacular, wild cosmos growing with a pocket of moths flittering above them. Tania and I ...
... us to the cavalier moment . . . Peter trots off to the bar to give back the sangria (cloying and undrinkable) and swop €6 for a beer and glass of dry white. The barman, seeing that we had only sipped the ‘free drink’ adopts an almost comically ‘what the . . . ‘ look and slams down the beer and wine. Mind you it was a pretty skillful slam down because he did not slop a drop!
After that digression back to our illuminating drive ...