Smart 2-bed Apartment in central Bordeaux, France
We are Richard and Kate and are both actively retired. We have travelled extensively and would be happy to exchange for one month or for shorter trips in Europe. We are open to offers of exchange and had a successful three-month exchange 4 years ago between New Zealand and England. Currently we are looking for a one month exchange in the South Island of New Zealand for Feb or March 2023. Kate is also a Kiwi and has family in Nelson in the South Island.
Leaving behind our home in North Yorkshire, we are now living in central Bordeaux. We have a two-bedroom apartment on the first floor of a heritage building, in the sought-after Chartrons area of Bordeaux. We offer a large and comfortable designer living area/dining area with double glazed windows opening towards an open square. Our fully fitted kitchen, sits behind the main living area. We have two double bedrooms with large comfortable beds and fitted wardrobe space. Our bathroom has a shower (great pressure), two basins and a new washing machine. Leading from the second bedroom and also from the kitchen, are doors opening onto a large private courtyard
Bordeaux is ideal for a short city break and we would be happy to exchange in 2024 for short city breaks elsewhere in Europe, including Sweden, Norway, Spain, Italy, Corsica or Sicily. Probably best to google things to do here, but the opportunities are enormous... walking, river trips, restaurants, cycling around town or whizzing around on those electric scooters.
Our apartment is situated 8 minutes walk from the Grand Theatre. We are a 5 minute walk from the River Garonne and restaurants by the water. Around the corner is the Place des Chartrons with a variety of mouth-watering restaurants and affordable cafes. We are a 6 minutes walk from Auchan supermarket but 2 minutes from Carrefour. The Rue Saint Catherine, the longest pedestrian shopping street in Europe is a 10 minute walk. However, in the square in front of our apartment, are bus and tram stops to take you anywhere in Bordeaux. By tram, the airport is 45 minutes and the Gare St. Jean train station is 15 minutes by tram. Bordeaux is a World Heritage City and we have an amazing tram service here that runs effortlessly around the city and is very cheap. Bordeaux is amazing and we love it here.
There are three excellent Golf Clubs with a 10 minute drive. Rudding Park, Oakdale and Harrogate.