Today we took the children into Bordeaux to see the l’Hermione at the Quai back from its transatlantic journey to the United States, replicating General Lafayette’s crossing during the American Revolution. It was so hot, we took a much welcome break at the Miroir d’Eaux near the ship. My niece and nephew were quite circumspect during their promenade through the water.

There was nothing but blue sky and the heat was brutal, we were thankful for the patches of shade wherever we could find them.

I find Bordeaux to be one of the most exquisite cities, especially since the introduction of the Tram, the city has never been so clean now that all of the car and bus exhaust has been kept to a minimal.