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Can you do Bordeaux in a day? Learn 5 Things You Didn’t Know about Bordeaux across the day

Can you do Bordeaux in a day? Learn 5 Things You Didn’t Know about Bordeaux across the day

As you’re probably aware from our last blog post, we’ve pretty much driven from Santiago de Compostela, Spain to get to Bordeaux so both girls can enjoy a Christmas Market in France again (after last year’s success at Angers).. So where better to start our ‘Learn 5 Things You Didn’t Know Bordeaux across the day‘…

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For those that may have followed our adventures in France, you’ll know we always try to fit in as much as possible into every visit.. so with both girls full of energy to explore new places, we simply couldn’t wait to add Bordeaux to our ‘Taste of France‘ page… Ever since we were unbelievably lucky enough to get a place in Complete France’s ‘Top 6 Inspiring Blogs about France’ we’ve tried hard to do this beautful country justice…. so if you’re interested in seeing details of our 28 day circumnavigation of France , then read more here. But for those who want to find out what we learnt in Bordeaux, then let’s go!!
So as Bordeaux features in the Top 10 Christmas Markets in France (according to this article) you might be suprised to know that you can  even buy a pilgrim staffs for those taking the route of Santiago de Compestella! (Number#1)  But amongst the other stunning products from the 130  wooden chalets.  You could enjoy local Acquitaine treats like the chocolates from Bayonne, armagnac, pear and prune spirits, faïences from Samadet, potteries from Saint Faust, blown glass from Vianne.
For (#Number2), look no further than the wealth of knowledge available from the amazing tourism office near to the Christmas Market, in fact the Bordeaux City Pass is really a must for those with families…not only do you get public transport free but you also get numerous free visits across Bordeaux’s museums/tourist hotspots & a free guided bus tour included in the price of the City Pass

make the most of your visit with the Bordeaux city pass

So grab a tour if if you want to learn why the famous artist  Francisco Goya was found headless in Bordeaux? Or that the current 1,114 seater Bordeaux Theatre was constructed with a very clear Greek Influence (12 columns, 9 statues to the Gods of art etc) or that they keep finding sea shells in the beautiful, creamy limestone that makes the city so attractive!!

Don’t miss the beautiful mirror pond

The last and final thing we discovered was the amazingly simple things that can be discovered for children.. Our girls loved on the river front in the Parc des Sports (Saint Michel) (Number#5)…. so if you catch this city like we did, on a beautiful sunny day, then follow the Golden Lion above the ‘Grosse  Cloche’ as it supposedly points to the river on good days, and enjoy this amazing promenade… full of sports facilities to match those of the ‘Garden of Turia in Valencia‘ or just enjoy a walk along the mirror pond and it’s reflections of the stunning line of buildings that overlook the river….
On reflection there’s just too much to explore in one day… so as we headed back to our over night stay at the campsite at Beau Soleil (south of Bordeaux  with easy access in (Bus #10, then Tram B into the centre)) we’ve decided that we need another visit… so we’ll be back tomorrow to find out more about this truly beautiful old city of Bordeaux.


so where did we park the bus for the night?

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Ever wanted to pack your bags, just jump in a motorhome and go off and explore Europe as a family? Well, that’s exactly what my family has done since September 2015. Visiting 35 European countries, travelling over 54,000 miles and grabbing over 450 family experiences on the way… enjoying Bobsleigh in Norway, Climbing into Mt Etna in Sicily or Kayaking the River Dordogne.

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