Tag: Bordeaux

Thursday doors #54

Here are a few more doors from Bordeaux and Saint Emilion:-   Thursday Doors is a weekly feature allowing door lovers to come together to admire and share their favourite door photos from around the world. Feel free to join in the fun by… Continue Reading “Thursday doors #54”

Thursday doors #53

Here’s more French doors, this time from the Bordeaux area where we enjoyed a few days’ break last autumn.       Thursday Doors is a weekly feature allowing door lovers to come together to admire and share their favourite door photos from around… Continue Reading “Thursday doors #53”

Postcard from Bordeaux

Easyjet has been selling tickets at ridiculously low prices, tempting me to book a few days away in Bordeaux, where we spent a couple of glorious days last summer. Leaving Wednesday morning and arriving at midday enabled us to spend some time that afternoon… Continue Reading “Postcard from Bordeaux”

12 days of Christmas: day 9

This photo of part of the Monument aux Girondins, in Place des Quinconces, was taken during our summer vacation when we spent a few days  – not nearly enough – getting to know Bordeaux. The monument was erected between 1894 and 1902, in memory… Continue Reading “12 days of Christmas: day 9”

Holiday photos: day 32

I can’t remember where but at some point in the holiday my beloved said we were enjoying a Tour du Vin. For once, he was right. Pretty much everywhere we went, rows and rows of vines were omnipresent. As I wrap up our holiday,… Continue Reading “Holiday photos: day 32”

Holiday photos: day 11

Our brief stay in Bordeaux had flown by but we’d greatly enjoyed ourselves and decided to prolong our trip by heading to Bayonne via Sauternes. Well, we’d visited claret country and a quick look around the white burgundy vineyards seemed only fair. While walking… Continue Reading “Holiday photos: day 11”

Holiday photos: day 10

Another gorgeously sunny day and we decided to venture into the centre of Bordeaux. Creamy stone buildings with wrought iron balconies, wide boulevards, pedestrianised Old Town, cool breeze from the Gironde – I was in seventh heaven. My beloved kept a close eye on… Continue Reading “Holiday photos: day 10”

Holiday photos: day 9

I’m not very knowledgable about wine. I know what I like and what I don’t like. When my beloved suggested we tour the chateaux on the left bank of the Gironde, you might be thinking we were going to indulge in a degustation of… Continue Reading “Holiday photos: day 9”

Holiday photos: day 8

Our trip to Bordeaux did not get off to an auspicious start as we were delayed by traffic jams caused by roadworks and accidents. I had booked a small, charming, B&B that had excellent ratings on booking.com for the next five nights. I had… Continue Reading “Holiday photos: day 8”


We’re off on vacation tomorrow – hurrah. Over the following two days we’re driving to the start of the Tour de France in the Vendee by way of Maçon and Saint-Etienne-de Chigny. We’ve stayed in the former a number of times already and have… Continue Reading “Holiday!”