.. and there we were, with our new NZ friends, sitting at a café having ordered a good bottle of Bordeaux wine, at the Place de la Comédie, with the Regent Grand Hotel on one side, the Grand Theatre on the other, and the vast place cross-crossed with tramlines and people .. a pinch-yourself moment !!!
Sipping wine in Bordeaux 🙂 !! .. santé to fabulous holidays and new friends ..
We hadn’t tasted a really good French wine yet … this was divine!! It cost us a lot, especially for an afternoon at a café with no food …. one needs a good bottle of red/or white to go with a tasty plate of food ! The cost was 48 euros – rather costly for us when we convert to Rands, but … it was worth it .. yummm !! Link to the vineyard established in 1850 is here
It was really interesting watching the ‘French’ world go by 🙂
A living statue. This busker was very good .. we couldn’t work out which man was real at first ..
Neptune was good but not as good as ‘clay
men man’ …
… and then the heavens opened !!! We dashed indoors to finish our wine and watched with interest to see
what the man would do how the living statue would dissolve !!!!!!
He didn’t dissolve away .. !! He walked away !!
The quais, make a beautiful walk along the River Garonne ..
Basilique St-Michel – it took 200 years to build, begun in 1350. Free standing belfry built in 1472-92 is the tallest in southern France – 114m
This part of walk along the Garonne is called Quai Louis XVIII
Hotel : Pullman Aquitania .. is situated quite far out of town, or seemed like it was, (maybe it was that delicious wine!) and passed the U-boat bunkers I featured in a ‘quick pic’ post a while ago. A glass of champagne .. a perfect way to end a perfect day !!
Must add here, dinner was also served with a very good Bordeaux red ..
I’ve said it before but here goes again .. we … l-o-v-e-d .. the baguettes. Always served at all meals and I just loved the way it was served and ate. No plates used .. broken up and eaten off the table. I made a comment when we had a silver service dinner at Moulin Rouge and one of our travelling companions, a well educated and such a lovely ‘worldly’ woman said it was the ‘done thing’ even though it doesn’t seem correct ..
End of another fabulous day in France .. Day 8 next … … … !! Libourne market and wine tasting in St Émilion