Sunday, August 21, 2016

Day 5 continued-Bourg-en-Gironde

Situated at the confluence of the Dordogne and Garonne rivers, this historic village still lives inside medieval walls. Built during Roman times and later fortified by the English, it is filled with rich architecture. 

500 steps link the upper and lower levels of Bourg. Down near the waterfront you find a most remarkable wash-house, once the place for locals to chat and gossip. The narrow streets of the upper town open onto a picturesque market square, and several little museums and sites were within easy reach. 

We experienced the hospitality of this charming medieval village. 

We found one pub open. Children and adults were sitting outside in the wonderful weather.

2014 Château Moulin de Rioucreux, Bordeaux $7

Now to the wine festival held exclusively for Amawaterway guests!