|We are going to Biarritz!|
|I see wonderful things...|
|The beach at Biarritz|
We walked around a bit, enjoyed the sea air, then drove to St. Jean de Luz.
|St Jean de Luz arch|
|Inside the church where|
Louis XIV was married.
For lunch we headed to the home of the parents of Thomas' friend, Mathias. He and his girlfriend, Eva, treated us to a true basque lunch. We sat in the sun, took our time, enjoyed a great Rioja reserva and talked--in French, Spanish and English.
|The cathedral in Bordeaux.|
|A ferocious guard.|
|part of the city wall|
Bordeaux is beautiful, but St. Emillion is something completely different. It was a medieval walled city on a hillside. Stone everywhere, and buildings that have stood for 100s of years.
We had lunch here, then walked around. I took so many photos this weekend that I killed the battery in the camera. Thank goodness I can take pics with my camera, too.
|My Croque Monsieur|
|Thomas' tuna and shrimp salad|
|Some pistachio, hazelnut and chocolate|
ice cream for dessert.
|The last medieval building that survives.|
|One of the many beautiful streets|
|Inside the Bordeaux cathedral.|
We stopped for coffee near the center of town and enjoyed the sun, visited the church which was started in the 1090s, and had dinner at a place close by. We got ice cream for our walk back to hotel. I have always liked flower flavored food, but the violet gelato was the best ever.
Now we are headed back to Paris on the train--Thomas to work and me to spend time with Mario before I head to my last destination--Cologne, Germany (Köln).
I am trying to catch up, but there so much to see!