A Few Days in Bordeaux, France

16 August

I know this is a little late, but transitioning back into reality was much more difficult than I imagined! The past few weeks since we’ve been back from our trip have flown by, and I am just now getting around to sharing some favorite parts of the rest of our trip. Paris clearly reigned supreme, but we had an amazing time in Bordeaux and Spain. (Spain recap to come next week!)

Our time in Bordeaux was pretty short, just a day and a half — due to a slight train disaster from Paris. We ended up having to spend another night there after sitting on the train for nearly 3 hours and having only been 30 minutes out of the city. We had to stop due to a fire and waited to see if it cleared, and it didn’t, so we found a hotel nearby (so we could try again first thing in the morning), found a restaurant to eat and drink our feelings from our long day (haha) and called it a night.

Our train in the morning was smooth as can be, and we arrived at our adorable bed & breakfast in Bordeaux and had brunch in the garden courtyard. Two of our friends were joining us in Bordeaux so once they arrived, we got ready for a day of wine tasting. We drove up to wine country and frolicked around chateaus all day, sipped wine, soaked up some (very very) warm weather, and headed back to make a dinner reservation. We sat al fresco and enjoyed catching up and people watching.

Bordeaux is more stunning than I even imagined, and clearly a great place for a wine lover to visit. The architecture was a little bit more gothic and dark than in Paris, which was very cool to see. Next time I go to France, I definitely want to check out Loire Valley.