My apartment is at the top of an 18th century building in the center of World Heritage listed Bordeaux. There is a spectacular view from the terrace, overlooking the ancient city gate, the Porte de Bourgogne.
Beyond is the Garonne river and the Pont de Pierre - the bridge over which Napoleon took his troops to Spain. You can sit on the terrace with a drink or your meal, feeling like you are in the front row of a theatre.
The apartment has a mix of modern and antique furnishings and is colorful, warm and inviting. Accommodation is for up to 4 people, with 2 bedrooms (each with 2 single beds that can be made into a double).
There is a fully equipped kitchen, with an induction stove top and an oven, and a contemporary shower room and separate toilet. The shower room looks out onto a small garden.
Wi-fi, Cable TV and free international phone calls are provided. There is also a Bluetooth speaker which can be used with your digital device, and a Dyson fan/air-purifier.
As well as the heritage listed spiral staircase, there is also an elevator. Taxis can stop outside the door and the tram stop is 200 metres away. There is also a supervised parking station two minutes walk away at €18 per day or €40 from 3 - 7 days, for a pass with unlimited entries and exits.
Around the corner is historic St Michel basilica, which hosts a daily clothing and second hand market. Every Saturday they have a large food market and on Sundays is the largest brocante and antiques market in the region.
Ten minutes' walk away is Capucins market, where you can buy fresh food, including oysters and fish from the region.