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!

View over St Emilion

We really enjoyed Bordeaux. Beautiful old architecture, lots of pedestrianised streets and a fabulous farmers’ market on Sunday morning.

Escargots for lunch anyone?

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.

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