Explore the beautiful city of Blaye

Explore the beautiful city of Blaye

With the coming of the spring, so is the desire to get out of the house and explore slowly coming back. I must admit, as much as I love winter, (yes, I am one of those people) I am happy that the sun is making […]

Secret places in Bordeaux for introverts

Secret places in Bordeaux for introverts

I want to tell you a little secret about me today. Ever since I was little, I enjoyed exploring places that don’t fall into the ‘top 10 must-sees’ category. Why? I always found myself needing a peaceful and quiet place to relax, somewhere hidden and […]

The Apero – French tradition and how do they do it?

The Apero – French tradition and how do they do it?

I have been living in France for four years now and I have learned that the French have many interesting traditions and customs. But, there are a couple of things they really, really love doing – talking about politics, having strikes, enjoying sports and THE APERO. Ah, yes! It wouldn’t be farfetched to say that the Apero – French tradition that everyone here practices with devotion and as often as possible. If you decide to settle in France, forget about all that ‘going out for a drink’ thing. Now – you are having an Apero!!! (more…)

Best places to go shopping in Bordeaux, France

Best places to go shopping in Bordeaux, France

Obviously, when you travel and visit a destination, the first thing you want to do is explore. Learn more about the city, local culture and food, etc. We can all agree on that. What is the second? Shopping! Of course, it is shopping. It is […]

Books set in Bordeaux, France

Books set in Bordeaux, France

I don’t know about you, but for me reading a book is one of the best pleasures in life. There is nothing like taking the time to settle down with a cup of coffee and a nice read. It is even better when the scenarios […]

Christmas Markets in Bordeaux you should visit

Christmas Markets in Bordeaux you should visit

Since the holiday season is finally upon us, it is only fair to go ahead and start feeling that Christmas spirit everyone is talking about. Maybe, you are someone who does not like listening to Christmas carols and buying gifts at the beginning of December? No worries. There are a lot of things you can do to get yourself to those extreme Noël excitement levels. My first suggestion would be – hot wine. My second – Christmas Markets. Browsing around a fairy-tale land, with lights and the smell of gingerbread cookies is everything you will need. So here is where you can find some of the best Christmas Markets in Bordeaux this year.

 

Le Marché de Noël de Bordeaux

From 30 November – 30 December, Allées de Tourny

This is the biggest and most known Christmas Markets in Bordeaux. It is the 24th edition of the festive event. Located right at the center of the city it represents a perfect opportunity to soak up some Christmas joy. Allées de Tourny is where you can find it’s charming wooden houses, just follow the cheery music and the smell of sweets. (more…)

10 Hipster and alternative places in Bordeaux, France

10 Hipster and alternative places in Bordeaux, France

Bordeaux is the scene of many activities and a destination where you can basically find something for anyone. From all kinds of interesting-themed bars to unusual art spaces. If something different is what you are in the look for then, there are a number of […]

Weekly Events Agenda in Bordeaux

Weekly Events Agenda in Bordeaux

Having fun is an important part of life. We, humans, are made in a way that, pushes us to enjoy ourselves as much as we can. It is of course due to some complicated chemical reaction that has to do with dopamine, serotonin, and endorphins. […]

Bordeaux myths and legends

Bordeaux myths and legends

When I was a child I hated horror and supernatural movies. That is probably because of my brother who made me watch ‘Chucky’ one time, so I blame him. I had to lock my doll in the wardrobe when I was going to sleep for a while after that. Fortunately, I grew up a bit since then (and forgot the ‘Chucky; fiasco). What I did not expect is that along the way I became really fascinated by supernatural things and legends. In fact, to this day I am intrigued by all types of spooky creatures: vampires, werewolf, and ghosts. As you know Bordeaux is a pretty old city with ancient history. So, in the spirit of Halloween, I decided to share a couple of the best Bordeaux myths and legends I learned. (more…)


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Main tourist attractions in Bordeaux (Part I)

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Truth be told, Bordeaux is one of those cities that take your breath away. It just happens from the moment you set your foot in it. And I mean that quite literally by the way. You will probably say I am biased. I will admit that – no shame. But it is also something I have noticed happen time and time again with people seeing Bordeaux for the first time. (more…)


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