Hello tout le monde. ça va?
I am writing this at the weekend, which is fairly unusual, but it has made me wonder what all you other expats get up to at the weekend? What is your favourite way to relax in Bordeaux at the weekend? Or maybe you work at the weekend, so end up relaxing at other times? Are there any places or activities you would recommend to other expats new to the city? Is there something that you think people ‘have to do’ whilst they are here?
Well, to help you along, here is what I did last weekend (it was a pretty good weekend if I am honest, not the usual stay at home routine for me!)
The bliss was swiftly followed by a trip to Rue St Catherine and the centre of town. We began Christmas shopping! Yes, this may be early, but when you need to think about sending presents, packing presents or even deciding which presents to by online or which presents to do ‘a la francaise’ we decided to start early and reduce the stress levels. We made a good start and Rue St Catherine wasn’t so busy….
I am now also quite looking forward to visiting the Christmas market on Allees de Tourny – always a nice evening wandering along the little huts and drinking some ‘vin chaud’ in the cold!
|Marche de Noel – 2011|
|The wonderful Quais Market near Chartrons.|
|A Sunday morning special: Wine and Oysters – not my thing but something very local and traditional!|
So my weekend seems to have contained far too much food, possibly not enough Christmas shopping, but lots of activities around Bordeaux. It would be great to hear your weekend thoughts, activities, favourites and even suggestions – I know that sometimes the weekends are not all that fun when you are far away from friends and family, so any advice for readers out there would be greatly appreciated!