Vintage Bar Cart : Deux

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While perusing through Bordeaux’s antique shops, I spotted a modern, 2 tiered glass tray top, silver boxed bar cart for 160 euro. I began to squeal in delight because of its beauty, despite the crack on the top tray, I couldn’t take my eyes off it. Until, that is, one the dealers led me further into his shop and pointed out the one you see pictured. Imagine the squeals then!

I was able to work the shop owner down to 70 euro (from 120!)

A day later…a 2 hour train ride back to Paris, a painful hail for a taxi at the hectic Montparnasse Center and carrying it up four flights of narrow spiraling steps, until the cart reached its permanent home! It will now happily serve anyone who’s in need of a drink.

 Whoohoo!

For those of you who have followed my blog since my Sicily days, you may remember the brass bar cart I bought at the Catania open air market for super cheap! It was just 23 euro! ( Travelers beware: Be ready for the price differences between Italy and France! )

For those who are curious about my former bar cart, you can see the post here @ VINTAGE BAR CART.

Wine, Wine & What Else?

Bordeaux, Bordeaux Clairet, Bordeaux Rose (most rare) Bordeaux Superier and Cremant de Bordeaux are all wine variants produced exclusively in France’s wine region, (and yes you guessed it) Bordeaux! With several regional areas harvesting grapes and producing distinct elements for wine, you’re able to attend wine school or oenological weekends with visits to vineyards for wine-tastings to over 100 hundred chateaus. Taught by the Romans, Bordeaux began wine making at around 500bc and remains the leading wine manufacturer in the world today!

Booking with Ophorus Excursions & Tours in France, we selected the, Classified Growths of Margaux. A half day tour to Margaux appellation where we wine tasted at Chateau Dauzac and Chateau Desmirail, with a brief visit to the world-famous Chateau Margaux. We had a english-speaking guide who was very informative throughout our tour while driving us through the countryside in a 8 person caravan to our destinations.

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Wine Tasting Slideshow Gallery

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Eglise Notre Dame & Saint Catherine Slideshow Gallery

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Bordeaux areas of interest

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Les Grands Hommes

My four night stay in Bordeaux also included bike excursions and street nook explorations, antiquing, (found a replacement bar cart! Like the one I had here…..) and both comfort foods and fine dining experiences with wine, wine and, what else? Wine.

These photos briefly sum up my trip to Bordeaux! Thanks for viewing my pictures and sharing in my adventures!

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Jardin botanique de Bordeaux