The Battle of Castillon

The History The year is 1453 and the Battle of Castillon seals the end of the Hundred Years War. For 3 centuries, Alienor’s Aquitaine belonged to […]

Cockleshell Heroes Revisited

A truly exceptional event is taking place on the Gironde at the moment to mark the 75th anniversary of the 1942 Cockleshell heroes.  A group of […]
Bordeaux Rum France

Bordeaux – Rum Capital of France

As the city warms up for its first ever official rum festival in December, Bordeaux Expats takes a look into the astonishing history of the Bordeaux […]

Porte Cailhau – the Barbican of Bygone Bordeaux

When visitors first arrive in Bordeaux, they are usually blown away by the splendour and majesty of the city’s 18th century architecture, particularly Place de la […]