Bordeaux – Days 1 & 2

We had a lovely week in Bordeaux exploring the area, learning some local history and tasting some great wines. On our walking tour we saw the Girondins Monument with a fountain & towering column erected to honor the revolutionaries from the Gironde region. We also wandered along the Garonne and its river-side gardens.

Here is a nice shot of the Basilique Saint-Michel and the Cité du Vin (a wine museum). The architects Legendre and Desmazières, wanted the space to evoke gnarled vine stock, wine swirling in a glass, and eddies on the Garonne. It is stunning.

We departed that afternoon heading upriver. Some of the bridges are a tight fit.

To cap off our day we had a lovely Château Léoville-Barton, St.-Julien (Deuxièmes Crus) at dinner, to help celebrate our 29th anniversary.

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