We spent two nights in Bordeaux, exploring France's fifth largest city, which is also the center of the most famous wine making region. We were tired after almost 10 days constantly on the go so we skipped a trip to the village of St. Emilion. But members from our group who did said it was well worth the trip.
The old city of Bordeaux is filled with cobbled streets, restaurants and cafés that were packed until the wee hours of the night. In most US cities, restaurants start to empty out about 9 o'clock. Here in France things are just getting rolling then. We saw lots of little kids age three and four years old out till 10 or 11pm.
On Saturday night we came across a huge dance party that was taking place along the riverbank. Everybody was having a great time and I plan to brush up on my dancing skills.
Instead of hitting museums and cultural sites we focused on seeing gardens and just walking around and hanging out. I fell asleep on the grass in the park for about 45 minutes and it was really wonderful.
Great vibe and great wine too.