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Bordeaux

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  • Day1

    Bordeaux

    May 4 in France

    Wake up late -> take a nap -> go out for a beer and walk around

    Trying to get in the new mindset of having no schedule and no obligations, but it’s not that easy! We are formatted to be busy and productive. We’ll need a few more beers to get there :)

  • Day2

    Bordeaux 2

    August 18 in France

    Nach dem Frühstück - durchaus ok- haben wir zunächst die nähere Umgebung unseres Hotels erkundet und uns das Stadion der UefaEuro2016 angeschaut.
    Dann sind wir in die Stadt aufgebrochen und haben einen ausgedehnten Bummel gemacht.
    Wie ihr auf den beiden letzten Fotos sehen könnt, kam Bernd nicht mehr aus dem Staunen heraus. Im letzten Bild seht ihr, dass er sich mit seinem nächsten Fahrzeug weiter verkleinern möchte.
    Am Nachmittag haben wir dann unsere Mitradler kennengelernt. Gepäck und Räder sind zztl. angekommen. Morgen beginnt die eigentliche Tour bei strahlendem Sonnenschein.
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  • Day166

    Le Cite de Vin

    February 16, 2017 in France

    Cool this morning so I headed to the wine museum. It was huge and took me 4.5 hours to get through it. Lots of information and lots of hands on stuff. I finished off with my tasting on the 8th floor overlooking the city. They actually were actually pouring a 2014 Note Bene from Black hills winery and last week a 2013 Syrah from Painted Rock. I told the ladies I was from that region and they were full of questions and I was happy to talk about the okanagan wines. They even had a flyover of the okanagan featured in their film. It's a huge facility. They had absolutely no ice wines from Canada. Heading off to La Rochelle tomorrow. Booked myself into a hotel with my hotels bonus points and am using my one free night. After I check out tomorrow I will have another free night that u will use later. Yippee! Huge luxury bed!Read more

  • Day50

    Day 48

    July 17, 2017 in France

    Bus day today, crossing the border from Spain into France again into Bordeaux

    Only a short trip got in at 1 and we couldn't get in the hostel until 4 so we walked around and ticked off all the major sights in the afternoon

    Then had a 3 course meal for dinner which was cheap only €17.60 Prawns, Steak and chips, then a delicious chocolate cake and custard and almonds and it was great!!

    My feet are full of blisters and are absolutely killing me so tomorrow will be a day of rest. Supposed to get to 38 degrees and the hostel has no aircon but a day of chilling out is needed. The fatigue is definitely catching up now but these next couple of stops before Paris will be very chilled out😊Read more

  • Day165

    I could live here forever!

    February 15, 2017 in France

    Such a beautiful clean and fit city. People are really friendly as well. I headed for the market this morning but it want on do I decided to cross the Pont de Pierre and check out the other side. The area was called Stalingrad and was much quieter. Took some photos from that side and another stellar day for weather. Saw the Grand Theatre, place de la Bouse, port de Bourgoyne, Grosse Cliche, Hotel de Ville, Palais Rohan, Jardin Public and walked Ste. Catherine shopping row. Lots of cheese, pate, bread and wine consumption here. I decided to do like the locals and by myself some duck pate which was superb. Going to go to the small wine museum just 20 metres down the road from me. Cellar tour and wine tasting if two wines for €5. It was a great day to walk 12km today.Read more

  • Day34

    Bordeaux, France

    September 5, 2017 in France

    We are in Bordeaux for two days and wanted to visit as many appellations as possible. We booked 4 tours with very tight connect times.
    Our first tour was a visit to the Medoc area. We were excited to drive on the famous D2 wine road stopping at grand Chateaux. We had a guided tour of the vineyards and wine cellar at Chateau Siran. Our tasting of several great wines was accompanied by cheese and bread.
    In the evening we went to the Classified Wine Chateau Haut Bailly located in the Pessac-Leognan appellation. After touring the vineyards and winery we had an elegant dinner in the Chateau with fantastic wines and food.
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  • Day35

    Bordeaux, France (Day 2)

    September 6, 2017 in France

    We began our second day by touring Bordeaux’s Old Town and visiting some of its oldest vineyards. We had an excellent tour of the Chateau Bouscaut given by its charming owner. We then went into the tasting room where we sampled several great wines.
    In the afternoon we toured the vineyards of St. Emilion and Pomerol regions. The village of St. Emilion a UNESCO World Heritage Site, surrounded by 13th century walls was our next stop. This medieval town was very interesting and different from others we have seen.
    Our tour ended at the Chateau Du Tailhas Pomerol where we had another cellar tour and wine tasting.
    Our 2 days in Bordeaux were fantastic.
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  • Day6

    Heute morgen sind wir auf den Campingplatz nach Bordeaux gefahren, nach einer Nacht auf einem Parkplatz ebenfalls in Bordeaux.
    Wir haben noch einen Stellplatz auf dem Campingplatz bekommen.
    Auf der Fahrt zum Campingplatz haben wir bemerkt, dass das Wohnmobil aus geht, sobald man kein Gas gibt.
    Also sind wir auf den Campingplatz gefahren und sahen, dass der Deckel vom Motoröl fehlte.
    Wir sind danach mit der Straßenbahn zu einem Mechaniker gefahren, der uns einen Deckel geben konnte, er hat uns noch ein Lappen mitgegeben, falls es nicht passt.
    Jetzt sitzen wir in einem Restaurant und es ist mega Regen + Gewitter hier...
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  • Day4

    Slipper Time

    April 30 in France

    This is the slipper portion of the trip, the one-off extravagant portion. Boarded the River Royale and today is the first day of wine tasting on the Dordogne and Gironde rivers. Today's winery visit was Chateau La Tour, beautiful grounds dating back to the Middle Ages. You can spend the night there for 300€ per night, book both of the bedrooms with friends and you get the entire chateau to yourself! Back to the ship, it's nice not having to think about your next move really. Biggest decisions of the day are what excursion to do and what to order for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Speaking of breakfast, the first one was lovely. They have an enormous menu and a few specials that changes daily. I couldn't understand the waiter (many are Eastern European), and after asking twice what it was, I decided not to ask a third time, entirely too excessive. Turns out it was crepes with cherry sauce and whipped creme. Decided on Eggs Benedict (soon to be my go to), french toast, roasted tomatoes, bacon, coffee. Going to love breakie. Gotten pretty good at my mercis, s'il vous plaîts and bonjours, but not much else. When I do use French on board, they always respond in English. Probably something that they are supposed to do. So happy that I decided to come in 2 nights early into Bordeaux. Just about jet lag free. Had a solid night sleep. Keeping to myself, for now. We'll see if I get chatty or not.
    GAHR-ron = Garonne, river
    CAD-ee-ak = Cadillac, city
    DOOR-don = Dordogne, river
    Bly = Blaye, city
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