A day in Bordeaux
We got up in the morning and began our day. It was beautiful outside although rain was coming later in the afternoon. We strolled through the park and walked over to the Centre of Contemporary Visual Arts.
We got back on the tram and made our way out to Le Garage Moderne. This was wild. This is still a full service car shop and also a bike and motorcycle shop but half of it is open up for art showings. Many of the shops are using old buses as their offices. This entire area is going through a huge transformation. There is a large art gallery being built down the street and several very large apartment building complexes. Come back in a year and this place will be a very different neighborhood.
Back on the tram and we got off in the Chatrons area. We were looking for something light to eat but was 2pm no one was serving lunch anymore. Very different than Spain where 2pm is about lunch time. This area is about 15 large blocks from the La Garage Moderne area. In between there are some large buildings that have been erected on the waterfront and some have new shops in them and others are still vacant and not yet finished. Eventually these neighborhoods will just blend into the other. Right now this area is just a few streets with stores and shops.
We were going to hit up the shops but the thunder and big ominous black clouds set in so we scurried back to the tram and went to the area where our hotel was. I want to return to this area tomorrow before heading out of town to see St. Emilion. It didn’t rain yet so we walked into this incredible chocolate shop around the corner from our hotel. You serve yourself and these are house made treats vs Hersheys kisses!
Like Paris, there are covered alleys in between buildings where stores are. Always love a good hat store. Got one for summer and one for rain. Might come in handy later this afternoon. Back to the hotel for a little relaxation before dinner.
Dinner was at Petit Commerce. We walked down to the restaurant passing many shops and other restaurants. The food there is
simple grilled fish. We had sardines, cuttlefish and a whole fish for two. It was perfect.