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A breath of fresh air !

Nestled between Bordeaux and the Regional Natural Park (PNR) of Landes de Gascogne, 45 minutes from Arcachon Bay, South Gironde is a concentration of vineyard landscapes and pine forests.

South Gironde offers a unique historical heritage with its Roquetaillade, Villandraut and Budos castles, legacies of Pope Clement V, its Gothic cathedral of Bazas, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, or the stories of Montesquieu at the Château de La Brède, and of Henry IV and Queen Margot at the Château de Cazeneuve.

Savour the wines of Graves, the historical birthplace of the Bordeaux vineyards, and those of Pessac-Leognan, Sauternes and Barsac along the Bordeaux Wine Route in Graves and Sauternes. Find pleasure on your plate also, with a Bazadaise breed beefsteak simply grilled over vine shoots!

Sail down the Garonne, the Leyre or the Ciron Rivers, travel the roads of Saint Jacques de Compostela by boat or canoe, wander the forests, explore the lakes with their recreational activities and take the bike paths linking the Atlantic to the Mediterranean via the Deux Mers Canal… These are some of the leisure activities to discover and enjoy in this area.

Montesquieu tourist office

Tel.:+33 5 56 78 47 72

Email : info@tourisme-montesquieu.com

Sud Gironde tourist office

Tel.:+33 5 56 63 68 00

Email : contact@tourisme-sud-gironde.com