When one mentions Bordeaux, what do you think of? Rolling hills covered by vineyards producing some of the best wines of the world? At one time, that was the first thing that came to my mind, too. It’s true that the Bordeaux wine-growing region is absolutely beautiful. But now that I’ve explored Bordeaux, the actual city itself has taken up new meaning, a beautiful city in its own right.
We had only one day to explore Bordeaux, and it happened to be a very unusually swelteringly hot day. Undeterred however, we made our way into the center of town. To build up some energy for our day, we first stopped for lunch at an excellent pizzeria recommended by our AirBnB host in Cap Ferret.
After this excellent lunch, we were ready to begin our walking tour of Bordeaux…
After a long (and hot!) day of walking around the city, we were ready for dinner! We decided on another recommendation from our Cap Ferret host (since she didn’t disappoint for lunch) and we ate at Belle Campagne, a restaurant that believes in serving only seasonal ingredients from local producers. We split a pork chop for 2 people, and it was delicious!
- Belle Campagne – 15, rue des Baguiers, 33000 Bordeaux. Open Tuesday through Saturday 7-11pm. Phone: 05.56.81.16.51. http://www.belle-campagne.fr/contact/
- Pizzeria Masaniello – 10 Rue Maucoudinat, 33000 Bordeaux. Open 7 days/week for lunch and dinner. Phone: 05.57.30.61.50. http://www.pizzeriamasaniello.com