Bordeaux Part 2

Monday dawned nice and sunny.   We all piled in Curby (our vehicle, a 7 person carvan), and headed out into the local neighbourhood.

Our little house
Our little driveway

We had a bit of trouble finding our first location, and zoomed on to the second.  A lot of the roads are quite small, and kinda crazy, zipping through them in a large car-van.    We found the second location, but they were closing for lunch – most vineyards seem to close for a period over lunch, perhaps for napping?   While waiting, we decided to go to the supermarket and stock up on cheese and bread!  We spent the rest of the day trying, drinking and buying wine.   It was very interesting, many of the people didn’t speak much English, and we didn’t speak much French, so there was plenty of extrapolation, hand waving and charades, but we enjoyed it, nonetheless.

 

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Someone's castle...
Someone’s castle…
A mural
A mural
Pretty
Pretty
This castle has a moat!
This castle has a moat!
Someone else's house
Someone else’s house
French cows
French cows

 

Our last day was spent in a town called Cadillac, where they had various interesting points.  There was  a church, Chappelle d’Epernon.

The Chapelle
The Chapelle
Inside the Chapelle
Inside the Chapelle
A cute street
A cute street
Window boxes
Window boxes

There was also an old castle – Chateau de Cadillac, that was used for various things. It is apparently a good example of French Architecture, and was quite amazing inside, with massive rooms and fireplace.  Each one was elaborately carved in marble and stone, with huge tapestries.

Chateau de Cadillac
Chateau de Cadillac
Chateau de Cadillac
Chateau de Cadillac
Fireplace!
Fireplace!
Tapestry
Tapestry
Fancy fireplaces in every room
Fancy fireplaces in every room
Detail
Detail
Garden of Chateau de Cadillac
Garden of Chateau de Cadillac

 

The town even had a proper wall, town gate, towers with arrow slits.  It was pretty, lots of spring flowers around.  We ate lunch at a little bakery, where I had to go back and buy apple pastry things, and eclairs, a couple of times, as they were very yummy.

 

A cute street
A cute street
Town gate
Town gate
Tower gate, complete with arrow holes
Tower gate, complete with arrow holes
Looking into town
Looking into town
We found a play thing
We found a play thing
Spring
Spring
Town square
Town square
Flowers
Flowers
Chapelle
Chapelle
Chapelle
Chapelle
Moat around Chateau de Cadillac
Moat around Chateau de Cadillac
 Chateau de Cadillac
Chateau de Cadillac

 

The day we flew out, we spent a fair amount of time packing, and headed into Bordeaux early so we sort out extra bags.  I think a couple of extra bags were bought by people for transporting wine home.   We stopped at a massive mall, that had the most amazing fancy toilets I have seen in a while.  We also bought more macaroons, and ate them.  🙂  Plane ride back was uneventful.

The biggest baguette ever
The biggest baguette ever
mmm delishuz flavours
mmm delishuz flavours
Tree
Tree
Our house
Our house
Sad face building
Sad face building
Time to leave
Time to leave

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Old architecture
Old architecture

 

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