Mercure Bordeaux Cite Mondiale Centre de Congres
Travel Blogs from Bordeaux
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 ...
... which foods they refrigerate. Milk, cheese, eggs, basically all dairy products that are thought of in the US as must-refrigerate items aren't refrigerated here. So it all just sits on shelves (which freaks me out a little). So what do they refrigerate?? Jello. The amount of Jello that I see in the cold section of the super markets is just obscene. Like I said, no rhyme or reason.
Much love from my dark, dungeon-like room in SanSe,
... 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, ...
... a Cab Sauvignon growing area. While the day began with rain it seems to have cleared now.
Bordeaux was the main port in France and the second richest city behind Paris. The ...
... Soutard clearly has money! It sits on top of limestone with only a few cms of clay. The chateau dates back to the 16th century but was extensively renovated in 2008-10. This included removing one part of original building, excavating 6m down to create a underground cellar (and huge glass lift) and then using all the original materials recreating the top again. It was raining but we were inside so it really didnt matter - until lunchtime.
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center
- Pets allowed