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Guide to City of Bordeaux | Bacalan district

Written by on December 27, 2018 in Aquitaine
Guide to City of Bordeaux | Bacalan district

Bacalan – raw Bordeaux Leave the classic picturesque center of Bordeaux behind for a change in atmosphere that’s well worth a visit. Bacalan, the northern part of the city, is built around the port and has a grungy look to it. Until recently this district wasn’t the most interesting and largely avoided by both tourists […]

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Bordeaux City | Quinconces and the Triangle d’Or district

Written by on December 21, 2018 in Aquitaine
Bordeaux City | Quinconces and the Triangle d’Or district

Bordeaux City is made up of neighbourhoods, each has a different vibe and you can walk them all easily in a day. Quinconces and Triangle d’Or – The Age of Enlightenment in Bordeaux Bordering the old city from the north is the Triangle d’Or district. The architecture mostly dates back to the 18th century and […]

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Discover Chartrons the posh neighbourhood of Bordeaux City

Written by on December 14, 2018 in Aquitaine
Discover Chartrons the posh neighbourhood of Bordeaux City

When you visit Bordeaux city, it sometimes feels like there are a series of villages, each a little different from the other. Exploring them is a lot of fun, from the historic centre and the trendy St Pierre district to the vibrant Saint-Michel neighborhood and lovely Chartrons… Chartrons Bordeaux Chartrons, one of the northern districts […]

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Cité du vin the fabulous wine museum of Bordeaux

Written by on December 7, 2018 in Aquitaine, Museums and Châteaux
Cité du vin the fabulous wine museum of Bordeaux

I saw its swirling shape shimmering on the horizon from the train as I arrived in Bordeaux from Paris. A giant shiny coil on the landscape, futuristic and fabulous. What to see at the Museum of Wine Bordeaux La Cité du Vin is the first place I visited when I arrived and dumped my luggage […]

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Bordeaux City | Historic centre, Sainte Pierre district

Written by on November 27, 2018 in Aquitaine
Bordeaux City | Historic centre, Sainte Pierre district

Bordeaux is often called the “Sleeping beauty” due to the massive transformation it has undergone in the last two decades. From a gloomy port city covered with dirty facades it has become one of France’s most popular metropoles. Bordeaux has long had a reputation for great wine and gastronomy, but it’s also a trendy hip […]

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6 great reasons to holiday in the French region of Aquitaine

Written by on November 22, 2018 in Aquitaine
6 great reasons to holiday in the French region of Aquitaine

Aquitaine is a corner of France everyone should visit at some point in their holidaying lifetime. Aquitaine is a beautiful region in the South West of France and is one of France’s best kept secrets. Located along the Spanish border and the Atlantic coastline, the region is split into three departments, Arcachon to the north, […]

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5 things to see and do in and around Riberac Dordogne

Written by on August 29, 2018 in Aquitaine
5 things to see and do in and around Riberac Dordogne

Riberac Have a wander around to discover a variety of small shops, café/bars and restaurants. On Fridays throughout the year, Riberac hosts the biggest market in the area. The Office de Tourisme has plenty of local information. www.riberac-tourisme.com Brantome One of the most visited towns in the area thanks to its gorgeous good looks. A stunning abbey, […]

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Sarlat, Dordogne | A time warp town to fall in love with

Written by on July 10, 2018 in Aquitaine
Sarlat, Dordogne | A time warp town to fall in love with

You just can’t help but fall in love with Sarlat in Dordogne. The medieval buildings, fabulous market and gourmet food shops are so enticing. The cobbled streets lure you on to discover winding alleyways, steep stairways and their treasures. It’s a town where restaurants serve the most delicious of local dishes with pride and flair. […]

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The historic and pretty town of Bazas in the Gironde

Written by on March 18, 2018 in Aquitaine
The historic and pretty town of Bazas in the Gironde

Gascony remains unchanged since the 1950s by industry, tourism or major highways, its landscape has stayed resolutely agricultural for centuries. Soft white clouds languish in deep blue skies above fields of bright yellow sunflowers, sun-kissed vineyards that stretch to the horizon, and velvet green pastures dotted with gaggles of geese and cream-coloured cows, Gascony’s appeal […]

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Wine, Rivers and Chateaux of Bordeaux by Boat and Bike

Written by on February 12, 2018 in Aquitaine, Tours in France
Wine, Rivers and Chateaux of Bordeaux by Boat and Bike

Rupert Parker cruises down the Dordogne River and up the Gironde, stopping off to cycle around the Bordeaux wine regions. There’s the added bonus of popping into Chateaux and sampling famous wines like Margaux, Pomerol, Sauternes, Médoc and Saint-Émilion. The transfer from Bordeaux airport is less than an hour and I join the boat at […]

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