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Bordeaux City Sights Walking Tour
"Your 2-hour walking tour starts from the tourist office in central Bordeaux. The exact route may vary depending on the weather and number of people in the group but your guide will be sure to show you as many of the city’s highlights as possible.Walk to Monument aux Girondins a dramatic fountain statue commemorating the Girondists a group of political martyrs who were executed for their militant support during the French Revolution.Continue along the banks of the Garonne River to Place de la Bourse home to the stock exchange. This square was laid out in the 1700s by King Louis XV's architect Gabriel to act as a dramatic frame for an equestrian statue of the monarch.Make your way to Rue Sainte-Catherine the pedestrian street in the heart of the historical city center
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Garonne River Cruise Including Lunch from Bordeaux
"Board your cruiser near Bordeaux's city center and enjoy a welcome cocktail as you settle in and begin gliding along the Garonne River. One of the largest rivers in France the Garonne runs through Bordeaux and offers sightseers beautiful views of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed buildings that line the historic waterway.Admire typical French classical and neoclassical architecture as you cruise past Place de la Bourse a dramatic 18th-century square laid out by King Louis XV's architect. Cruise along Quai Richelieu to the arch of Porte de Bourgogne pass under the Pont de Pierre bridge and admire the flamboyant Gothic spire of Basilica of St Michael.With Bordeaux's sights drifting by sit down to a lovely 3-course lunch freshly prepared on board (see sample menu below. Drinks are at your own expense). View the Port of Bassens and glide under the Pont d'Aquitaine suspension bridge to elegant Château Grattequina the turning-point of your cruise.Your 3-hour Bordeaux lunch cruise ends back at the starting point.Sample Menu:Starter (choice of one): Homemade terrine Mullet tartare with dill vinaigrette Main course (ch""
From EUR55.00
 
Garonne River Cruise Including Bordeaux Wine Tasting
"Begin your Bordeaux cruise at Quai Richelieu or Cité du Vin and set off along the ancient Garonne River. Admire views of Bordeaux'sUNESCO World Heritage-listed cityscape as you cruise past historic landmarks and architectural treasures. Bordeaux has and the sense of history is palpable.View stately Place de la Bourse and pass under the modern Jacques Chalban-Delmas Bridge and the imposing Pont d’Aquitaine bridge. With Bordeaux's waterfront sights drifting slowly past listen as your guide explains the remarkable history architecture and heritage of this fine city and feel free to ask any questions you may have.Watch ornate city buildings give way to the open farmland and nature reserves of the Aquitaine region. Now you're in the heart of Bordeaux wine country home to famous wine-producing areas including St-Emilion Médoc
From EUR21.00

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Grand Cafe de l'Opera: Lived Up to Its Reputation

This is a brasserie that is highly recommended by the guidebooks. I wasn't sure I wanted that kind of atmosphere, but I walked by and peeked in, and it looked very nice -- tan leather upholstery, comfortable seating, crisp, white linens. In photos, it had appeared brightly lit and brassy, but it wasn't like that. On the Monday evening we were there, it seemed romantic. The food was excellent and artfully presented. The waitstaff was nice and helpful. Other diners got bread. We didn't. That was O.K. That happens everywhere, and I'm sure they would have given us some had we asked for it.

Favorite Dish My husband had the oysters, which he said were the best he'd ever had, and the presentation was quite spectacular. The dish with the oysters was on a pedestal over the plate with the sauces, lemon, and bread. We both had the dessert of the day. I don't remember what it was called, but it tasted like a butterscotch mousse with some chocolate bits and maybe nuts served in something like a martini glass. I had asked the waitress to help me decide between two choices, and she did not steer me wrong. We had had a bad experience with a "corked" wine at another restaurant during our vacation, so I was glad to see that the waitress smelled the cork before even allowing us to taste. I had magret de canard, a choice on the pris-fixe menu, and it was excellent and cooked just as I had expected it to be.

Msavaria
Nov 18, 2005
 
 
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