Tuesday was our most relaxing day so far. We had no particular plans, and could meander wherever we chose, as long as we arrived at our destination at a decent hour. We had spent a week in the Dordogne region a few years ago, so we also felt no pressure - or desire - to visit the tourist sites. Instead, we began the day with a brief visit to Sarlat to shop. (I have been in Europe for a week and I have barely shopped at all.) I enjoyed that outing more than my husband did.
|Cadouin's main square|
|My purchase in Saint Avit-Sénieur|
|One of many vineyards in Saint-Émilion|
|The square in Saint-Émilion where we had dinner|
The next morning, Wednesday, we went back at Paddy's to listen and taste some more. He showed us around his shop, and introduced us to his Spanish wife, Pilar. He is a great salesman since, eventually, we headed out of town with a dozen
|Magasin des Vins in Saint Émilion|
|Paddy O'Flynn himself|
|The fountain at the base of the Girondist Column|
|The big bell|
|The tower at the Basilica Saint Michel - under construction, unfortunately.|
|Place des Bourses (Stock Market Place)|
Towards the end of our walk, we enjoyed watching children of all ages playing on the mirrored pavement, which spurts little geysers of water every so often to keep the surface wet. They were having such fun!
Our accommodation for the night was north of the centre of the city in a B & B called La Grenadine. From there, we walked to the Quai nearby for dinner and watched the locals run, skateboard or stroll by us as the sun set.