My time in Bordeaux was as brief as they get – train arrived in the evening, and I had another to catch at sunrise, but I definitely made the most of my short stay! I got there, dropped off my bags at the AirBnB, and promptly set out for a walk along the river, stopping for an obligatory glass of Bordeaux wine (I’m still not a fan) set to the tunes of the free concert on the opposite shore. I meandered through the winding streets of the old city, coming to the Michelin rated restaurant I’d treated myself to a reservation for. It was exquisite as expected, an experiential meal. I walked further up-river to a more up-and-coming restaurant and cocktail bar, also Michelin rated. My stomach and taste buds happy, I meandered my way back through the city. Bordeaux was a beautiful place to visit by night, lights illuminating the grandeur of the monuments and architecture. A magical first taste of the city, both literal and figurative.