France 2016 travel blog

1 - Le Grand Hotel de Bordeaux

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6 - Reception

7 - Concierge

8 - Lobby lounge

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11 - Le Pressor D'Argent restaurant

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18 - "The Bar" on the rooftop

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20 - Our Prestige Suite with Opera View

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24 - Views from the hotel's rooftop bar

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28 - Map of Bordeaux

29 - Historic city center

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93 - Map of area around Bordeaux

94 - The town of Taillan-Medoc

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98 - Chateau du Taillan

99 - Entrance to the Chateau du Taillan

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101 - The chateau

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103 - Mother of the owners and her granddaughter

104 - The grounds

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112 - Husband and son of one of the owners

113 - The cellars

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Bordeaux’s geographic position near the Atlantic coast in southwestern France and built on the banks of the river Garonne, made it a major port since pre-Roman times and even until today.

The appeal of visiting Bordeaux is to see its noble 18th century center where wealthy merchants built their mansions, grand buildings, churches and monuments, and tour the surrounding vineyards.

Harman has fond memories of visiting Bordeaux many times in the past where his English family had a business that provided fertilizer for the vineyards.

LE GRAND HOTEL DE BORDEAUX

The façade of Le Grand Hotel de Bordeaux is in neoclassical harmony with the Grand Theater that faces it, both being created by the same architect in 1776.

Its exquisite and historic architecture and interior décor plus the fact that it is in the very center of the historic center, made it an easy choice to stay here.

The hotel’s management and staff went out of their way to be certain our stay was both happy and memorable. They certainly accomplished their goal!

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Our Prestige Suite with Opera view

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Views from the hotel

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HISTORIC CITY CENTER

A photo tour

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VINEYARD TOUR

You simply cannot visit Bordeaux without including a tour of one or more vineyards. So many vineyards, so little time!

We wanted to find a vineyard close to Bordeaux to avoid having to spend a lot of time getting there and back. Our search found one only ten miles northwest of Bordeaux, Chateau du Taillan.

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Town of Taillan-Medoc

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Chateau du Taillan

Chateau du Taillan is a gem of a family-run estate since 1896. The current owners are five sisters who are the fifth generation of owners.

Located at the door of Bordeaux and the Medoc area, Chateau du Taillan is one of the most beautiful properties in the area. The Chateau dates back to the 18th century. The park surrounding the chateau and cellars has centuries old trees and is also home to a rare pink marble altarpiece which is a perfect place for a stroll after a tour of the cellars. The cellars were built in the 16th century and are now listed as a French National Heritage Site of France.

The Chateau

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Upon our arrival we had a stroke of luck and met the mother of the five daughters who own the vineyard and one of her granddaughters.

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The grounds

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Husband and son of one of the owners

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Private tour of the cellars

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