As some of you know I photographed a vineyard wedding in Bordeaux region last year. Hubby and I stayed there for a couple of extra days after the wedding to explore the city, as we’d never been there before. Looking back at our photos brings back memories of hot weather, sunshine, good food and amazing wine. Some of the best wine we’ve ever had, which was super cheap as well. Pity we could only bring two bottles of it back with us to London. Knowing that we tried to sample as much as we could on the spot)) One of the most interesting places we visited was in fact a museum of wine. We learned lots about the region and the history of wine making industry. Turned out a lot of Irish immigrated to the area at the beginning of 18th century and started producing and trading wine. The building where museum is located belonged to an Irish merchant (and I think still does belong to the family). So, after learning all of this we still secretly hope Michael has distant relatives in Bordeaux with a vineyard and a château, haha! In case you are buying a bottle of Bordeaux wine from a supermarket, the best vintage years are 2005 and 2009))

Bordeaux is a student city, but despite all the hustle and bustle, there are a lot of quiet streets, which we loved exploring. One particular street that stood out had antique shops and a tiny Italian cafe, which won us over with it’s delicious fresh food. The combination of Italian flavours with amazing fresh crusty French baguettes was out of this world. We went back to that street twice to just have lunch at La Bocca and have a wander around antique and design shops. Heaven.

We are going back to Bordeaux in May this year to photograph a beautiful château wedding. This time it’s away from the city, more in the countryside, so we are really looking forward to exploring more of this beautiful place.

  • far from the wedding crowd - March 13, 2012 - 10:17 am

    I want to be back in Bordeaux now please.

    The wine is amazing. Even at the supermarket!ReplyCancel

  • Naomi Kenton - March 13, 2012 - 10:34 am

    I love these photos so much! I’m off to Paris for a week in June – can’t wait to sit in the sun and drink wine and eat lots of nice food xxReplyCancel

  • Lee Robbins - March 13, 2012 - 10:40 am

    Ahhhhh some lovely photos to look at on a grey misty Tuesday! :) ReplyCancel

  • Monique Mariage (@FRweddingstyle) - March 13, 2012 - 1:50 pm

    I am sure I sat in that very cafe/ restaurant only just over a week ago and had lunch whilst visiting Bordeaux, the Grand Cafe?ReplyCancel

  • Christina Brosnan - March 15, 2012 - 9:22 am

    I adore France. It looks like you had a fantastic holiday. The photos make me want to go right now!ReplyCancel

  • Holly - May 14, 2012 - 6:50 pm

    Oh my Goodness… I REALLY want to go on holiday now!ReplyCancel

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