Today marks my last week in Bordeaux, France. This past weekend we took a day trip to St. Emilion, one of the coolest little towns I have ever seen. The slanted landscape and cobblestone roads made for a unique scene for a quant little town in the middle of wine country. St. Emilion is surrounded by vineyards where they produce some of the worlds best wines. With free wine tasting in almost every shop, we got to experience a wide variety of delicious wine. While there, we finally tried escargot, and it was awesome.
After eating and drinking, we decided to work it off, by climbing what seemed like 10 stories to the top of a church that overlooked the entire town.
I would definitely recommend visiting this amazing little town if you are close. If not, my only advice, no matter where you visit in Europe, would to be to utilize the trains, day trips like this are only a short train ride away and only cost about 6 Euros each way!
Bon Jour again!
This time from a different city in France! This past Saturday we decided to take a day trip to a little wine town called St. Emillion, located only 30 minutes from Bordeaux! It was definitely one of my favorite days in France. The weather was nice and there was FREE wine tasting! Everywhere store we went into they offered and we asked how much it cost and it was all free! It was great. A lot of the wines were made in St. Emillion and you couldn’t get anywhere else. The town was so beautiful and we even climbed all the way to the top of a churches tower to get an amazing few of the entire town! This is also where I decided to try escargot and a macaroon! It was a very successful day. Ps if you go to France you must eat a snail they are actually really good! Probably because they drown it in butter and herbs but it is delicious! It was really nice to get away to a small town that was not crowded and absolutely beautiful. The streets were all cobblestone and the buildings had a very old time-y feel. If you ever have the chance to visit I highly suggest St. Emillion.
This was our last weekend in Bordeaux because next weekend we are heading to Paris and then home :(. I am glad we picked that little town to visit before we leave.
Also I apologize for the pictures not working in the last post. Hopefully these make up for it!
I can’t believe my time in Bordeaux is almost over. I’m currently sitting in my last class (on break, of course). I’ve had so many great experiences here. The first weekend, we went to Barcelona. We visited the beach at Arcachon (which I highly recommend). We visited the largest sand dune in Europe (la dune du pilat, also in Arcachon, and also highly recommended). We picnicked on the Garonne River. And we will be visiting Paris this weekend. We’ve also done plenty of studying, of course! It’s been an awesome adventure, and I’m so grateful for this opportunity!
Well, break is over! So, au revoir!