Donastia San Sebastián, Spain to Bordeaux, France

We planned to catch the 9:45 local train this morning to take us across the border into France. We walked the short distance to the train station and caught the train with no problem.

Here we are waiting for our train.

In Hendaye France we changed to the French TGV train which took us to Bordeaux. Tomorrow there will be a train strike in France. I’m not sure why, but somehow that contributed to our train being an hour late arriving in Bordeaux. Before we had even arrived at our hotel Duke had received an email saying we could apply for a partial refund because our train was late.

This is our train from Hendaye to Bordeaux. Those are Duke, Rick and Elaine’s heads you can see on the left. It filled up before we got to Bordeaux.

When we arrived in Bordeaux it was raining quite hard. We took a taxi to the hotel.

Bordeaux Place de la Bourse from our taxi.

After a bit of a rest we went out for a walk. But it was still raining so we found a cafe and ordered mulled wine.

Drinking mulled wine on a rainy day in Bordeaux.

We had dinner at a wonderful little restaurant near our hotel, Les Drôles.

This is the inside of Les Drôles. There was more seating downstairs but it was tiny.
I started with the baked cheese:
This is the Patmentier, it’s kind of like shepherd’s pie
The cheesecake for desert was light and tasty.

When we walked back to the hotel the rain had stopped and the streets were sparkling.

Walking back to the hotel.

Author: marionvermazen

I am a traveler, hiker, avid reader, Sun alumnus, computer geek, Spanish and French language student, knitter and genealogist. I am retired after working for almost 30 years in the Computer Industry. I live in Reno, Nevada with my husband Duke.

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