|Another short drive to our destination today - Bordeaux. We are here for three nights and have decided to stay at a Chambre d'hote (Bed & Breakfast). It is located within walking distance of the town. See our photos for a picture of our room. This place also has a large garden (for France) and unusually there is a kitchen in a cabin at the bottom of the garden which we can use.
After checking in, we walked into town to get the layout of the place and to plan our next couple of days. Bordeaux is the centre of one of the largest wine-growing region in the world and produces over 800 million bottles annually. It produces some of the best and most prestigious wines in the world.
The city has a lot of pedestrian streets and bicycles are very popular in the flat terrain. There are more than 580km of bike paths within the city. Also of note is the lack of skyscrapers, apparently due to poor subsoil. It didn't seen to stop the church builders though and the spires of several churches dominate the landscape. There is also a tram system that runs through the city, for about 4 Euro you can get an all day pass.
We walked down the main street, which surprisingly included a number of clothes shops that were quite good value (so Vicki tells me).
In the late afternoon we walked home, stopping at the supermarket to buy some food so Vicki could make use of our little cabin kitchen.