In our 3 weeks in and around Bordeaux, we managed to cover nearly 1,200 miles. Here’s a map of our travels in the Gironde department, the red markers being our two homes during the stay:
And here’s a bigger map of showing our travels throughout Aquitaine:
Our visit to this area exemplifies why we love home exchanging. Bordeaux and its environs is a wonderful place, but it would probably not have made it onto our list of places to visit – we ended up here because of an interest in an exchange expressed by a family from this part of the world.
And now we not only know this place, having experienced it as residents, rather than as tourists, but we also have good friends from here, too. You get a real sense of a person or family when you live in their home for a while.
But, it’s time to go, so we’ll catch the #2 or #3 bus to Place de Quinconces one more time…
…then take the tram along the quay to the train station, Gare Saint-Jean, to catch our train to Paris.
Adieu, Bordeaux; perhaps we’ll see you again.