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#1 Stone

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 01:29 PM

Any hotel and/or restaurant recommendations?

(In and around the town itself.)



#2 Jesikka

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Posted 02 August 2019 - 12:45 PM

Any updates here?  My primary plan for Bordeaux this weekend is to ride a bicycle in a vineyard (unknown bicycle, unknown vineyard), but I would love some suggestions about eating and drinking otherwise.



#3 Jesikka

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Posted 07 August 2019 - 08:59 AM

Nobody but me cares, but Bordeaux is very very very nice.  



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Posted 07 August 2019 - 05:28 PM

Trust me, I care!



#5 Wilfrid

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Posted 10 August 2019 - 12:56 AM

Oh yes, but I was last there in 1984. I have lots of insight from back then. Or was it 1985? Great Odilon Redon exhibit. Visited vigerons with a friend who was interning (or whatever the French name is). Champagne and macarons in a garden somewhere in St Emilion.

Would love to go back there, but also everywhere else.

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Posted 12 August 2019 - 11:44 AM

Oh yes, but I was last there in 1984. I have lots of insight from back then. Or was it 1985? Great Odilon Redon exhibit. Visited vigerons with a friend who was interning (or whatever the French name is). Champagne and macarons in a garden somewhere in St Emilion.

Would love to go back there, but also everywhere else.

I think the French are rather keeping Bordeaux a secret by acting as though its just another nice wine region (which they have in abundance) as opposed to a great place to live that is a more affordable and less frenetic version of Paris that is still within commuter distance.



#7 Anthony Bonner

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Posted 12 August 2019 - 01:31 PM

My cousin moved there from hipster Paris (she's a designer for some surf brand). haven't been to visit, was tempted to swing by when I was in Spain, but just a bit too far.

 

Family has a summer house in the area on the ocean, so I spent a few summers there, but only in Bdx to get the train I think.


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#8 Wilfrid

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Posted 12 August 2019 - 09:59 PM

I really liked the city. Stayed for two weeks; a friend was doing a year of college there so slept on his couch.

#9 Wilfrid

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Posted 12 August 2019 - 10:00 PM

Actually I don’t particularly want to go back to Tarbes.