Novotel Bordeaux Aeroport
Travel Blogs from Merignac
... Worn out by the walking and the heat ,27 degrees today we head for the cloisters of and old abbey to enjoy some shade and a glass of ice cold Perrier.
We wend our way back to the B&B through the vineyards stretching as far as the eye can see and prepare for tomorrows journey.
We are able to enjoy a meal in a restaurant within easy walking distance tonight and whilst not as individualistic as yesterdays we had an excellent ...
... to Bordeaux. Find out the train station is closed. Forced to take a Mercedes taxi (riding in style) to the french train station about 20 minutes away.
9:30 am- arrive in Bordeaux. Look around for our "hotel" (which was really just a hostel) for 30 minutes and wander around Bordeaux aimlessly. Find out our "hotel" was a 2 minute walk from the train station. Sweet.
11:00 am- make our way towards central Bordeaux. Walk around and do some touristy things- ...
... 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, ...
... is dwindling but despite the efforts to plant more French oak trees, this of course takes a lot of time to mature and be productive. All the white wine grapes here are hand picked, but the red is both hand and machine picked. While the red wine is pumped during the fermentation process to mix the juice with the pulp, seeds, skins, here their white is mixed by hand with big wooden spoons. This is also a French heritage protected site and they are unable to clean ...
... be showing off. They hadn't even done the lawns. This is a family owned Chateau - and I suspect one that is very much struggling. In the original chateau there is a daughter and a mother in law who still live here, other family members in other buildings. The wine was very nice at the tasting -and there is some heading to NZ.
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- Shuttle bus service
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking