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    Bordeaux in July?

    We did a home exchange with a family from Bordeaux for the later half of this month. We'll be doing the winery thing as well as heading South to Biarritz and surrounds, and of course the obligatory few days in Paris where we fly in and out of. Are there any "must see" areas or features near Bordeaux proper I should add in? I should add that this is a family vacation, so I'll just be packing my small cameras.
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    Re: Bordeaux in July?

    Jack

    pity we are no longer in Paris as it would have been fun to meet up for a drink.

    I would maybe suggest St Emillion which i recall was quite pretty and full of wine

    there is also the largest sand dune in Europe out on the coast beyond Arcachon

    http://www.worldphotolocations.com/l...=1103805153690


    have a fun trip

    cheers

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    Re: Bordeaux in July?

    Thanks guys! I don't plan on visiting every cave, just a handfull. Definitely getting over to St Emillion and will check out that dune in Arachon!
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    Re: Bordeaux in July?

    Rocamadour is very pretty... or it would have been before it really got overrun by tourists - i certainly wouldn't go there on a weekend :-)

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    Re: Bordeaux in July?

    Jack,

    If you visit all the caves you come across, you are going to be drunk a bunch of times. Visit Arcachon it is just near by and if you don't mind driving a bit, go Est direction Souillac, Rocamadour and the Lot valley, you'll find some other caves, prehistorical ones and wonderful food

    Have a nice trip
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    This is what you could expect in the Lot valley :




    http://sinwen.free.fr/Rocamadour-1.jpg

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    Re: Bordeaux in July?

    Here is Rocamadour :


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    Re: Bordeaux in July?

    Hello Jack,

    I will be on holiday not so far, in the Bassin d'Arcachon, at Le Cap Ferret. The Bassin d'Arcachon is a really nice spot with seascape, oyster, dunes etc...

    If you visit this area i'll be a pleasure to meet you (PM) ; you choose a beautiful area and I am sure you and your familly will have a nice and pleasant holidays, full of wine, sun and surf !!!
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    Re: Bordeaux in July?

    Thanks Guys! Stefan, I will PM with dates and my contact info.
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    Re: Bordeaux in July?

    Jack,

    the Tour de France ends a stage in Bordeaux on the 23rd and hosts the final Time Trial (which could be hugely important) on the 24th -- the day before they ride into Paris.

    i'm telling you for a few reasons: traffic will be insane! but the crowds and the caravans (they throw free stuff into the crowd: water, hats, salamis, bracelets, etc.) are not to be missed. and, of course, the cyclists themselves (they go much faster than you'd ever think!).

    if you want links to times and routes, just holler.

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    Re: Bordeaux in July?

    Hi Cam,

    Yes we are aware and already planning our "attack" to the best viewing position for the time trial leg
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    Re: Bordeaux in July?

    plan on getting there very, very early!

    (and can i just say how jealous i am? i'm a major cycling nerd )

    the whole trip sounds wonderful -- enjoy!!!

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