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Launderettes, dovecotes & bell towers

Bordeaux and its countryside include domestic buildings that are an integral parts of the landscape and the local culture. Its unlikely that you would travel far through the rural backroads without encountering a village lavoir – a communal laundry facility where the luxury of cold running water is supplemented by a roof and a stone wash trough.


Gourmet Bordeaux

Because of the region’s renowned wines, the Bordelais gourmet cuisine is often overlooked, as greater emphasis is placed on the accompanying wine rather than on the food itself.


Bistrots bars and Brasseries

There seems little point in visiting any part of France and not sampling these best expressions of ‘La vie Française’. Here’s what my personal tour of Bordeaux’s best bistrots, bars and brasseries would include.