Christmas is underway in Bordeaux with roasted chestnuts and mulled wine or oysters and white wine being offered freely to many shoppers.
Why not visit a Christmas Circus or a visit to the extravagantly decorated Castles.
Even the Museums and the street artists are feeling Christmassy.
It’s a wonderful time in Bordeaux … With all the flavours The Bordeaux Tourist has organised with the Chamber of Commerce for the first weekend of December.
But whatever your choice, you will not escape the magic of Christmas in the cities be it Bordeaux or Agen or Villeneuve sur Lot.
A reminder Bordeaux is a fabulous wine growing region, and it is a port city of the Garonne river in South West France .
Also well-known for this Gothic cathedral Saint Andre .
There are beautiful mansions 18 to 19th century and notable art museums for example The Musée des Beaux-Arts de Bordeaux.
The dynamic curving river quays have the beautiful public gardens running alongside.
The grand Place de la Bourse, centred on the Three Graces Fountain, over looks the famous Miroir d’Eau reflecting pool.
A must is the Grande Opera House ….Christmas spectacular at the Opera de Versailles, le Grand-Théâtre de Bordeaux
A place not to be me missed especially at Christmas time is Known as Paul’s Place in Bordeaux https://www.paulsplacebordeaux.com/
A small restaurant in the heart of Bordeaux offering Home cooking exceptional…for the evenings.
People converge to Paul’s Place not only for the great cooking, enchanting decor, Live music, poetry readings , table Magic, exhibitions but drama and cultural gatherings.
When you enter Paul’s place you will see the walls and ceilings are richly covered with images and artefacts.
A treasure box of delights.
Whatever the occasion it’s the place to go be it just for a drink, a meal or listen to the live music.
A taste of music whats on this next week..
We are certainly off to enjoy the Christmas feel in Bordeaux next week.
So easy from Gone Fishin here in the sunny Lot et Garonne. We just take an 8 minute drive to Aiguillon station, catch the train to Bordeaux and within 1hr 10 minutes can be enjoying the Christmas spirit in the wonderful town of Bordeaux.