Jardin Public (Public Garden)
This garden was built in 1756 and it soon became a popular public city park. In 1856 the garden was redesigned in an English style. Currently this 10 hectares park in the center of Bordeaux is a perfect place to spend a weekend. The Jardin Public contains some very scant remains of Bordeaux's Roman past.
If you're planning to move around, and have not much time, renting a car might be a good idea. Around Bordeaux there are many interesting places, and several freeways, so moving there is pretty easy and convenient. There's also public transportation (bus and, some places, train) but if short of time, car lets you visit more places, and the ones you want. Anyway, just be careful not to drink too much wine before driving... ;-)
(BTW, I don't think this car is to rent, but was nice anyway. Maybe the bike behind was more adecuate to our budget :-)
Fleche Saint Michel
This steeple called the Arrow (la Fleche) stands seperate from the Basilica. It's 114 meters high and was build in the late 15th century. Together with the St. Michel Basilica it is on the world heritage list of Unesco.
Eglise et Tour Saint Michel:...
Eglise et Tour Saint Michel: The church is very beautiful at next to it there's the S.Michel Tower, the highest stone tower in France, it's 114 m high...no wonder that It can be easily spotted from different parts of the city!
surfing in france
"a litlle holiday"
together with my lovely boyfriend and a friend of ours we went to france.. first to visit the places d-day took place. there are still a lot of things to see about the second world war. not always as plesant as we thought. but very very interesting..
after a couple of days spending in normandie, we went to bordeaux. or actually, la canou ocean. to spend some time on the beach and ofcourse in the water...surfing. we brought our wetsuits and rented some boards. in the low season, (october) the campings are closed over there, so you have to sleep next to the beach, if you have a little van, or in our case, find a place in the nearest forest and make a little camp!! so that's what we did. next to a paintballcenter! but we slept very well in case you wonder! actually the rest of the days were really easy going: eating, surfing, relaxing, sleeping, eating surfing, eating, surfing, relaxing and sleeping.. we met some people from finland and germany, all with their own vans. in witch they slept, and kept their boards and bikes, and climbing gear and what so ever! a little tip: don't place you tent/ camp in a place the police can easily find you.. theywon't apreciate....