Château Olivier Pessac Leognan…

I visited this chateau during the open doors week-end. It’s located just outside the city, in a beautiful wooded park. The driveway is just outstanding, you’ll feel like royalty driving through. The chateau itself dates back to the 11th-12th century. It’s said that the ‘Black Prince’ would come here to hunt during the middle ages. Now renowned as a Grand Cru Classé de Graves, it’s … Continue reading Château Olivier Pessac Leognan…

The Bar à Vin (Wine bar)…

In the centre of town opposite the tourist office you will find one of the most well-known wine bars of Bordeaux. It’s located on the ground floor of the Bordeaux Wine Council headquarters in a beautiful and rather unusually shaped 18th century building. The inside is as original as the outside with stunning stained glass windows, low tables and armchairs. During the summer there is … Continue reading The Bar à Vin (Wine bar)…

The Quatrième Mur…

This is a chic brasserie situated on the left side of one of Bordeaux’s most beautiful buildings which is the Grand Theatre. It is run by one of France’s most famous chefs called Philippe Etchebest. He is well known for being the ancient chef of the famous restaurant in Saint Emilion called L’Hostellerie de Plaisance and for hosting the french version of Hells Kitchen. It’s … Continue reading The Quatrième Mur…

Dunes blanches “white dunes”…

These little specialities are just mouth watering! This delicious sweet came to life thanks to the son of the baker Pascal. His son came home one night rather hungry and when he looked in the fridge he found his father’s ‘chouquettes’ and a light cream. He put them together and the white dunes were made. Ever since they have been a huge success story in … Continue reading Dunes blanches “white dunes”…