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... shopping I headed to the cathedral for a look inside then walked towards the river and the few remaining gatehouses of the medieval city walls. On the riverbank I stood watching a couple of otters frolicking and scampering about, then I had to make a beeline for Steve’s as I realised that I’d mixed up times in my head and had only an hour before the train I intended to take was to leave for Barcelona. When I got back towards my host’s place I ...
... li>The French do eat dessert after most meals (happier face)
... room snacks from a supermarket ,fruit, cheese, salmon etc. We then went to Bordeaux , where we found parking with difficulty. The centre is like any city, e.g. Oxford street. It had large buildings, parks, shopping centres ( like London ). We found an evening antique market in a park which was great but we never bought a thing! After a coffee we returned to the hotel but washed the car on the way. Diesel needed tomorrow but is about 1.29 euros per litre which is better than the ...
And of course we tried the local wines. We spent a day touring St Emilion and its surrounding vineyards. Our guide gave us all sorts of information about the wines in the Bordeaux region but in the end it was the actual drinking that educated us! Especially, as Irfhan pointed out, if you start drinking at lunch you can sample a fair number of the local wines over the course of the week. ...
... br> After a reasonable sleep and ordinary breakfast, we set off with map in hand to explore the city.
And what a beautiful and very elegant city it is. Wide car free boulevards , gardens, fountains , splendid public and private buildings all in white sandstone blocks with wonderful lace iron work.
Its built along a wide river. There are trams and buses that make up a great transport network.
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