Chateau Des Vigiers

4 out of 5 stars4 Stars

Monestier, Aquitaine, 24240, France
Chateau des Vigiers
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Travelling to Spain

by TFrawley

I have done a lot of research on how to travel from Bordeaux to Barcelona, and nothing seems very simple (via rail or plane, a car is not an option.) I was thinking of taking the train from Bordeaux to Montpellier to Barcelona which is about 10 hours total. Is that what I am going to have to do to get to Barcelona? Any simplier suggestions?

Re: Travelling to Spain

by mccalpin

Well, with a ten hour (at least) trip by train, it's worth looking into a plane...but I will leave that to others...

As for a train, if the trip is going to be long, I would look into an overnight ride, since I am not doing anything between midnight and 6:00 a.m. anyway ;-)

For example, if you take TGV 8543 from Bordeaux-St-Jean to Irun (dep 18:54, arr 21:24), you can then catch the D 930 NightTrain that runs from Irun to Barcelona directly (i.e., it may stop, but no more changes of train) (dep 22:40, arr 09:00). Note that this train does not run every day, and that the NightTrain is 1st class only, so it's not cheap. On the other hand, it's much simpler than most of the other routings, in that you change only once (and at a reasonable hour), and you save a hotel night someplace.

If you want to do research like this, go to (the German rail website), and click on "International Guests" on the upper right. Enter Bordeaux and Barcelona as start and stop, as well as your projected dates. Note that "Bordeaux-St-Jean" and "Barcelona Sants" seem to be the appropriate stations (but this may change in Barcelona, depending on whether you are coming from the west or north).

You will probably see several inconvenient solutions, that require multiple changes, etc. Click on "Later", then click on "Details" - you should now see the solution I am talking about, which requires only one change (in Irun).

One of the really nice things about the website is that it lets you suggest routings. For example, back on the initial screen where you enter Bordeaux and Barcelona, note that there is the word "Via" to the right. Click on this link, and you will be able to suggest cities that you want your solution to go through.

Why? Because if you enter "Bayonne", for example, you may see longer trips but that may be more convenient (better times, fewer connections, cheaper trains, etc.); note that by default, will give you the fastest trips. I leave it to you to play with this, using prominent cities between Bordeaux and Barcelona as Via points.

Note that cannot give you pricing for this kind of trip; for that, you will need to take this information back to (French) or (Spanish) and price it there. Note that the initial planning for international trips is often easier on the German rail website, which is why I suggested it.

Good luck!


Re: Travelling to Spain

by TFrawley

WOW! Thanks for all that info. I will check into that right away.

Travel Tips for Bordeaux

Les Sorties

by Eusko_Tren

The Chartrons district

Antiques are concentrated along rue Notre-Dame in the Chartrons district; junkier bargains occupy the Passage Saint-Michel, next to the Eglise Saint-Michel, where there is
also an occasional flea market.

St Remi church

by Mique

The Saint Remi church hosts several expositions per year. When we entered there, there was a photo exposition. But it was the last day. The guy in charge wasn't sure when the next exposition was going to be. And he didn't have a webside address either. Though i'm sure there is something to be found on the net, if you know where to look for it. Admission was free. So it might be worth just to walk past it and take a look whether there is something going on.

The church can be found on a small sidestreet from rue St. Remi.

Palais Gallien

by nzobx

Built between the years 193 and 235, while Burdigala enjoys the benefits of the pax romana*, this building wasn't a palace but a coliseum, seating up to 15 000 person. It's been named after the emperor Gallien, who reigned between 254 and 268.
Probably burnt down by german invaders in 276-277, the Palais was then abandoned during the middle age, as the city was protecting itself behind smaller fortifications.
The ruins have then been exploited as a career, and were said to be the host for the vilest occupants (XVIIth century)
The remains of the building were progressively destroyed during the XVIIIth, as the city was beginning to surround it, and finally was protected in 1800 thanks to the Préfet Thibaudeau.
It's been classificated as a historical monument in 1911.

Town Hall Gardens

by ceswho

It was in these gardens that Napoleon ordered troop maneuvers for the 108th Regiment of the Line while he was passing through Bordeaux in 1808. In 1882, an English -style garden was laid out. This involved the removal of a greenhouse and 2 manmade mounds which were in the way. Trees were then planted, a lake was laid out, and the gardens were decorated with statues, while the gallery on the north side became the Museum of Fine Arts.

A Surprisingly Interesting City

by hquittner

"Arriving in Bordeaux"

We came to Bordeaux as the first leg of a trip that would take us to the Dordogne and then north to Paris. When we arrived in Paris (Orly). it was a day of “sympathy strike (greve)” for some group of transportation workers and all flights inside of France were canceled! Further inquiry disclosed that the TGV was operating. We grabbed our bags and hailed a cab to the Gare de Lyon and entrained for Bordeaux in rapid comfort, snoozing all the way. We actually arrived 2 hours sooner than our planned flight connection (and after our flight refund, several dollars cheaper). To slow us down, we ate lunch at the Gare. Jet lag took over as we reached the hotel.

"A City to Enjoy"

Bordeaux is the eighth most populous city (and second in area) of France. It is a lively industrial city with a large pedestrianized central “old” central shopping area. In good times its economy is amplified by the wine trade. There are large numbers of fine 18C buildings in the center and it has a wide and deep port on the Garonne river. It is working hard to keep its center from over-congestion. It was pleasant to walk through the city well into the evening. There was a Music Festivalin progress and we were able to get balcony tickets to a Viola and Piano recital in the Grand Theatre (See Tip picture inclusions beyond the lead one).


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 Chateau Des Vigiers

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Address: Monestier, Aquitaine, 24240, France