2024 Bordeaux, France

June 3 Leave Calgary

  • Leave at 7:40 PM / Westjet WS10 Seat 17D / Arrive Paris, Charles De Gaulle at 12:30pm Layover 2.5 hours

June 4 Leave Paris

  • Leave Paris at 3:50pm / Westjet WS5126 Terminal 2 (operated by Air France). Arrive Bordeaux 5:00, Terminal Hall B No seat selection

June 4 – 7 Airport hotel in Merignac (3 nights)


June 7 – 14 Andernos les Bains (7 nights with Anne & John)

Andernos: Drone video 

  • From Tourism guide
  • Outdoor Market days are Tuesday and Friday mornings
  • Indoor Market days are Tues, Thur, Fri & Sat mornings
  • Arcachonese Architectural wonders
  • Church of Saint-Eloi, X1Centrury
  • City Museum
  • Longest pier in the basin
  • Casino
  • South:

    • Bike Path from Andernos to Lec Teich about 23km
    • Andernos to Lanton 7 Km (Lanton, Cassy, Taussat-les-Bains and Blagon all together.) Coastal Walk
      • Lanton to Taussat 3.3km ( Chapel of Taussat is decorated with stained glass windows
      • Lanton to Audenge 3km, 7000 pop,  – Castle at the end of the pond, former fish farm. Pre care center for wounded birds Summer Concerts A Summer of Certes. The only “breeding” Leeches in France & exported around the world.
      • Lanton to Biganos 9.1km, pop 10,000
        • Ancient cemetery (necropolises)
        • Historical buildings
        • Sunday morning market
        • Port of Biganos:
          • Oldest of the two ports
          • Riding through town there are 50 houses listed as Notable Built Elements (briquettes & arcachonaise architecture)
          • Tree of sound sculpture
          • Pine Forest
          • archaeological site
      • Lanton to Le Teich 14km – Bird reserve offers a 6km walk with observation huts and educational signs
        • Le Teich to Biganos 5.6km
        • Le Teich to Audenge 11.1km
        • Le Teich to Taussat 17.3km
        • Le Teich to Andernos 21km
    • Arcachon
      • Ferry ride from Andernos
      • The city is divided into 4 regions
      • Les Halles – Large downtown covered market
      • Cycle around to look at the architecture
      • Parc Mauresque, built in 1843 (stairs or a lift up) Great view of the city
      • Just west is LeMoulleau quaint resort town, less busy than Arcachon, on the way to Dune du Pilat
      • Bike to Dune of Pilat Bike path from Centre of town on D218
  • North

      • Oyster fishing harbour
      • Nature reserve tour, 5E from Tourist office
      • June Music Festival June ?
      • Ares to Lege Cap Ferret 3.6km
  • Market Days: Andernos-les-Bains: market Tuesday & Friday / Ares: market Tuesday (3km) / Lege-Cap-Ferret: market every day except Thursday (7km) / Audenge: market Tuesday (9km) / Arcachon: market every day (11km)

Cap Ferret:

  • Europe’s Martha’s Vineyard – exclusive, isolated, famous
  • Lighthouse that you can climb to the top
  • Cycle paths pass through dense pine forests
  • Take a boat trip to Ile aux Oiseaux (bird Island in the middle of the bay. 24 Euros, 2 hours

June 14 (Friday) – to Sainte-Helene (one night)

  • REVISED Andernos to Sainte Helene
  • 40km from Andernos, stay one night at Gite (1 night
  • Le Chalet au bord des pistes cyclables
  • 18 Allée des Carolins
    33480 Sainte Hélène
  • Chemin Vert
  • Booking # 4077489684

June 15 – 18 Blaye (4 nights)

  • SECOND REVISION Sainte-Helene to Blaye
  • Use Chem de Cordes for 12.5 km to Castelnau-de-Medoc
  • Another 12.7 km by rue Saint-Genes then Rte de Cagnac to Arcins
  • Then Rue de Lamarque to Lamarque 9km to Blaye by ferry Total 35 km that day


  • 49 Rue J Rudel
  • Check in after 5, check out before 11 Self check with locbox
  • Confirmation # HMZ8RC53PB
Activities & Things to do:
  • Pauillac: Blaye to Pauillac
  • Market Days (big list). Surrounding area: Blaye, Wednesday and Saturday morning / Bourg, Tuesday, Friday and Sunday morning. / Jonzac, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday morning / La Palmyre, Wednesday and Sunday morning 

June 19 back to Merignac (4 nights at Bnb) 

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June 23, 24 out on 25th to Merignac airport


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June 25, Tuesday – Leave Bordeaux

  • Leave at 10:20 am Hall B / Westjet 5110 (Air France), Seat 17D, Arrive Paris at 11:45  2.25 hour layover 

June 25, Leave Paris

  • at 2:30pm, Terminal?, Arrive Calgary at 3:37pm. Seat 17D