Thursday, April 1, 2010

Bordeaux picture blog and tourist information

View of the old centre of Bordeaux and the Pont de Pierre, the stone bridge

I shall be posting here about every week some albums with selections from various topics. Together with these postings I shall be making other Bordeaux blogs, shorter than this one (with the mentioned selections only) but in Dutch, German, French and Spanish. See links top left.
I am looking for someone that can translate to German for me (real short text; see top left links), to correct the French version and of course I am still looking for someone to correct my English at this site here.

Tourist information.
For all tourist information you can go to the tourist office, where they speak many languages.
Easy to find. Take a taxi or tramway or walk tot the Esplanade de Quinconces (for how the tramway works: see the link at the top left, "Tramway and Tourist Office").
On the Esplanade you find two parallel tramway lines and a huge square next to it (Quinconces). Standing between or next to the tramway lines with the square on your right side, the centre is at your left. Cross the road and the tourist office is right at the corner (Cours du 30 Julliet and Allée d'Orleans corner).
Inside at the right: organised guided trips; centre: tourist information, left: shop. Get in the centre the Bordeaux map, the Santiago folder ("Bordeaux sur les chemins de saint Jacques de Compostelle") and the list of outside and inside markets, everything free of charge.
At the shop buy "Bordeaux Cartoville" en "Bordeaux, guide de visite" (also in English). Buy both; they add value, the one to the other.
Last but not least: let them mark the regional tourist office at your map; it's close by, Cours de l'Intendance.

Basiliek St. Seurin

One more thing. I am now offering tourist guide services for Bordeaux and the Médoc. English, German, Dutch, French, Spanish and Portuguese spoken. Hotels with double bed as from € 30,- per night, good hot meals as from € 12,- pp.

Finally: see the selections after this message!

The Maison du Vin, the house of the wine. Wine university, courses, sales and marketing, wine bar.
In front of it, at the right, the tourist office, and at the back you can see the Girondins monument and fountain at Quinconces square.