Voyager a Bordeaux

We headed out from our flat at about 10:15 a.m. to get to London Bridge train station where we caught the 10:42 First Capital Connect train to Gatwick.  The train arrived in about half an hour to the south terminal.  We caught the shuttle to the north terminal where our flight was departing.  After checking Scott’s bag and getting through security, we had plenty of time for lunch and returned to the same restaurant we went to in December last year, Cafe Rouge.

I had a terrible glass of wine there and hoped not to have any similar experience in Bordeaux.  Scott said his Croque Monsieur was horrid.

Arriving in Bordeaux, after an hour and ahalf flight, it was immediately apparent that the city plays up the wine industry.  This is the baggage claim area of the airport.

We arrived at our hotel about 4:30 p.m. local time.  We headed out to look around.  There are many pedestrian streets in the central area.
window shopping extraodinaire


Cathedrale Saint Andre


la place by the cathedral and city hall
After almost two hours of walking, we needed some wine!  The number of wine shops is boggling.  We tried this one:
wine window display


four floors of wine (but too scary for me to get to the top)


We returned to our rather small hotel room to sample some wine before we went to dinner at La Belle Epoque, a typical Bordelaise restaurant.
noisette d’agneau


raviole starter



foie gras starter

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