Bordeaux, France

On the south west coast of France, you will find a region that has all the charm of tiny medieval villages, a bustling, (yet VERY friendly), city, endless vineyards, and the tallest sand dunes in Europe. If you find Paris and its suburbs too hectic, then

Dating back to 1338, Les Cordeliers Cloister in Saint Emillion France has ranged from a monastery for Franciscan monks, to a celebrated sparkling wine cellar. Built of local limestone, the arches and walkways exude a sense of calm and peace, despi...
It is easy sometimes to wander around an ancient village and get lost in the beauty of the architecture or the fascination of the history and miss the present day life that is all around you. The Collegiate Church of Saint Emilion, while not spect...
The Place de la Bourse in Bordeaux, (also known as Place Royal), is an absolutely fun place to be, pun intended. Not only is the architecture stunning, (the same architect who designed Place de la Concorde and some parts of Versailles), but the re...
At one time, Bordeaux was a walled city, and here and there, you will find reminders of this. One in particular, the Port Cailhau, was built to celebrate King Charles VIII's victory at Fornovo, Italy. Dating back to 1494, it is in beautiful condit...