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We were a party of three. We loved the apartment and its location. The Unesco building is glorious sandstone with a beautiful staircase leading to this chic and interesting, even quirky, apartment. It was clean, light, and so quiet. Given it is located in a busy street in the historic centre of Bordeaux this is an added bonus. The host and hostess were delightful and helpful and everything we needed was provided. It is a great place and even us, all in our seventies, were very happy. The staircase both leading to the apartment ( there is also a lift ) and that inside the apartment might put off a few oldies ( the bathroom is downstairs so the person sleeping on the sofa bed had to contend with that) But we managed. The helpful guide provided by the owners is also extremely useful. We loved it all and the wonderful city of Bordeaux.
We where made to feel incredibly welcome by both Eric and Christine from the very start, when they met us at Les Jasmin on our arrival to make sure we understood all of the features of the Gite and Pool.
The standard of the fixtures and fittings in the Gite are very high, and the split level was perfect for letting the teenagers have their own space when they wanted to get away from the adults. It has all the facilities you need to either cook in doors or outside on the Webber BBQ.
The Gite itself is in a quiet hamlet off up a hill nestled near to vineyards with an abundance of wild berries and figs for the picking. We found the neighbors friendly, and enjoyed exploring the local area, with 2 interesting small towns Creon and Langorian to the North and South respectively. There is an excellent cycling track from Creon where you can hire bikes, and some nice walks around Langoiran on the River Garonne. There are too many vineyards to mention, so if you like your wine tasting you don't have to go far.
Its also a great base for getting to Bordeaux, which at the right time of day is less than 40 minutes away, and within an hour you can be at the Arcachon Bay and the dramatic Dunes of Pyla to see the Atlantic crashing in on the golden beaches.
We really enjoyed the stay and appreciated the subtle stylish touches in the Gite. Thanks again to Eric and Christine for making it a relaxing and memorable holiday.