Somehow, with all our travels around France we have missed out Bordeaux and it was time to rectify that. We managed to find a campground just north of the centre of Bordeaux and close to a light rail connection to the centre.
Our first trip, though, was to St Emilion, which we had briefly visited with the girls in 2001. It was busy with tourists – surprise, surprise and we left making arrangements for lunch a little late having adjusted to Spanish lunch times of 2 pm onwards! Still we found a little cafe with a delightful owner. The town is very pretty even with all the tourists – like us!
We really enjoyed Bordeaux. Beautiful old architecture, lots of pedestrianised streets and a fabulous farmers’ market on Sunday morning.
The photo of cheeses shows about one quarter of the goat’s cheeses on display at this one stall! So much interesting food – wish our farmers’ markets were as good as this.
Next stop – the Dordogne and Sarlat.