Hanging Out in Bordeaux

This week—during the week—we’ve been kind of hanging out in Bordeaux and going to French class. Among other things we took a couple of boat rides up and down the Garrone river where we could get a view of some of the bridges that cross the river including the Stone Bridge that we cross every day on the way to class.

A ohoto of Stone bridge over the Garonne River in Bordeaux

From the river La Cite du Vin is clearly visible as is Le Bourse and other famous buildings. 

A photo of the square next to where the Bourse is located
A photo of Bordeaux from a cruise on the Garrome River on a cloudy day

We visited the public gardens again, and it is amazing how quickly they turned green from just a week or so.  

Photo of people relaxing on the lawn of the public gardens in Bordeaux

Finally we went to a light show in an immersive art center known as Des Lumiéres. The art center is essentially a converted submarine basin the Germans built and used during the occupation. Since it was almost indestructible, France repurposed it as an art center.  

Light Show
Immersive Light Show
Bridge Outside Submarine Basin
Harbor Outside by the Submarine Basin

Some photos from our travels are included in the post. This Saturday we are planning a day trip to Cognac. We hops to have photos from that trip to post next.