Let’s not beat about the bush, we went straight to Café Piha in Bordeaux old town for a lovingly made breakfast near the Town Hall. Our eyes were clearly bigger than our stomachs. We simply have to say an extra special “yum” for the pancake platter: A DELIGHT.
After our amazing breakfast, we went to visit Château Larrivet Haut-Brion, a little gem 20 minutes from Bordeaux on the Graves & Sauternes wine route. We got the warmest welcome and a fascinating tour, well worth a visit. We were big fans of their pretty Jardin Millésimé, an analogy between the world of gardens and the world of wine that you simply can’t miss.
Before lunch we headed to the CIVB’s Bar à Vins (Bordeaux Wine Council) in the heart of the Gironde capital’s old town.
We knew all about it but we’d never actually taken the time to settle in and soak up the setting. And what a setting! Honestly, it’s pure Bordeaux luxury where you can experience every colour of Bordeaux wine at the bar.
It’s so lovely to take our time strolling on Place de la Comédie and along Saint Pierre’s pretty lanes to our next destination: La Brasserie Bordelaise. A must-visit eatery with a warm atmosphere and local ingredients turned into bistro classics.
We used our time to have a think: a long walk on the docks to digest is on the menu. We set off from Place de la Bourse for the Belvedere at La Cité du Vin where the Bordeaux River Cruise boat was waiting for us. Our happy place. A two hour cruise gliding by Bordeaux’s buildings. It gave us a fresh look at this majestic heritage that we’re so used to we barely notice it. Bridges went by and nature surrounded us with little “carrelets” fishing huts, birds and a glass of wine: THIS IS THE GOOD LIFE.
It was a busy day but it did us the world of good. Revisiting our city, unearthing new spots and sharing them with you is what we love at Pulpe!