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Arriving in Bordeaux


A lighthouse in the distance as we enter the Gironde River on our way to Bordeaux The Hebridean Sky - a small luxury cruise ship Phare de Vallières lighthouse in Royan We see our first chateau The village of Saint-Christoly-Médoc Lots of vineyards Church in Saint-Yzans-de-Médoc Fishing shack Château Loudenne Château Loudenne vineyards An old stone barn amongst the vineyards Chateau Pichon Cargo ship This chateau has a round dovecote There are lots of people visiting this chateau Another small village Rickety fishing shack June and Eloise take photos from our balcony Pont d'Aquitaine The ship's antenna barely misses hitting the bridge Pont Jacques Chaban-Delmas draw bridge A close up of the draw bridge The ship's antenna is pretty close to hitting it City of Wine designed by Frank Gehry The very modern area in the city of Bordeaux River boats Church of Saint-Louis The ship spins around so it can back into the pier Side thrusters push us up to the quay Our ship is docked right downtown Rue Sainte-Catherine Place de la Bourse Porte Cailhau Another fancy gate Lots of people wading in a reflecting pool Fancy street lights Bordeaux Cathedral Just married Inside the cathedral Votive candles A golden bird Pope Francis' Jubilee of Mercy Another wedding Grand Théâtre Swing dancing in front of the Apple Store Zillions of people shopping Eloise drinks a beer Monuments at dusk Place de la Bourse at night Pont-de-Pierre Trams Porte de Bourgogne Porte Cailhau at night Poster for art exposition Directions Public art French cuisine Eloise next to a Swiss restaurant Cafe next to the Church of Saint-Pierre These cafes are busy at ten at night Fountain at the Place de la Bourse Our ship is in the middle of the night action One of many families enjoying the park next to the quay Dawn on our second day in Bordeaux We are leaving Bordeaux We pass back under the Pont Jacques Chaban-Delmas And the Pont d'Aquitaine This big cargo ship has the tiniest life boat A mothballed warship Stealthgas Roque de Thau Sailing ship Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux We see some chateaus in Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux Jet skiers enjoy jumping our wake Another chateau Plassac