Bordeaux was great! We stayed at Villa St Simon, a B&B in Blaye (50km north of Bordeaux city). We didn’t know what to expect when we arrived, but quickly realized how lucky we were to find this B&B. The villa itself has amazing wine to drink, tastings in the evenings, and outgoing owners that make sure you do fun stuff, feel comfortable, and learn about French wine. I think we will visit Villa St Simon again, hopefully sooner rather than later!
Villa St. Simon is close to the citadel of Blaye, designed by Vauban in the 1680s…
Just south of Blaye is Bourg-sur-Gironde…we enjoyed wandering through this town’s streets, visiting the outdoor market, and eating oysters for lunch!
A small outdoor market is held every Sunday in Bourg….
We return to Blaye after lunch, and enjoy the clear skies….
On our final day, we visited Chateau Rousselle, a 57-acre vineyard in Bourg. We learned a lot about wine from our host Les and the vineyard’s owner Vincent.
Before catching our train home, we spend a few hours in the city of Bordeaux…
I will leave you with this homework reading list!: