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.
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.
When we arrived in Bordeaux it was raining quite hard. We took a taxi to the hotel.
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.
We had dinner at a wonderful little restaurant near our hotel, Les Drôles.
When we walked back to the hotel the rain had stopped and the streets were sparkling.
We had a lazy day today. We left the Parador of Leon about 10:30 and drove to the parador of Cervera de Pisuerga. This will be our last parador of the trip and possibly our last parador for 2023. We have now visited 86 of the 98 Paradors.
The Parador of Cervera de Pisuerga is in the foothills of the Palentina Mountains.
Today we drove about 100 miles north from the Parador of Tordesillas to the Parador of Leon. Duke and I stayed in the Leon Parador back in 2016. Since then the Parador was closed for a few years while they totally renovated it.
This afternoon we had our welcome drinks and played cards in the central Atrium
Later we walked about a mile to the center of Leon to see the cathedral. It didn’t open until 4 and we got there about 3:30. So we had drinks in the restaurant across from the Cathedral.
The stained glass windows make the Leon Cathedral one of my favorites in Spain.
We had one of the best meals of the trip in the Parador restaurant tonight.
After dinner we went outside to get some night time pictures.