In the ‘Hood

The last few days saw us taking several walks around the neighborhood where we are staying in Bordeaux. We also took a trip up to the Médoc Region where we—you guessed it—did a little more wine tasting. First: the ‘hood.

A wide angle photo of a street in the neighborhood where we are staying. One of our go to restaurants is the one with the red awning on the right.

We are staying at the Adagio Hotel while we are in Bordeaux. It’s kind of an efficiency long-term stay hotel. It’s a nice neighborhood and a short walk to the tram that takes us to school in the mornings. 

Photo taken in Quinconces Park in Bordeaux
An ultra wide-angle shot of a restaurant — the Clemenceau–in the neighborhood.

Last Wednesday we made a visit with the Road Scholar group to the Médoc region where we visited two wineries. There were some presentations on grape-growing and wine-making and then, needless to say, there were  wine tastings. Also needless to say we participated in the wine-tastings. 

A photo of the vineyard at the Pedesclaux Chateau.

The wineries we visited were named Pedesclaux and Boudan. Pedesclaux was large and very modern; Boudan was family owned, much smaller and more traditional.  

A photo of wine ageing in oak barrels.
A photo taken in a wine cellar of fine wines in bottles
Photo of. a cottage in Medoc where oak casks of wine are kept.

This coming weekend we are scheduled to take a train to Sarlat in the Dordogne Valley. We have a guided tour scheduled which includes a stop in Domme.  We’ll spend the weekend there before getting the train back to Bordeaux. And French classes. 

Au Revoir