Along the Pauillac waterfront
The riders, spectators and publicity caravan have long since departed but there are still some vestiges in Pauillac of the time trial stage of this year's Tour de France that finished here. A number of the shops still have a cycling themed display.
I'm always struck when I visit Pauillac that this town gives little clue that this commune has three of the most famous wine properies in the world – Lafite-Rothschild, Latour and Mouton-Rothschild. The streets of this slightly faded, provincial town appear disassociated from the now bling-bling wines made here. Unlike Saint-Emilion the streets are not packed with visitors nor is there obvious wealth in the centre – rather the reverse. Shoppers in the Saturday market appear to be mainly local. You could be almost anywhere in rural France
Inside Les Halles