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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.

ASSAILING THE CASTLES
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.

THE WINE ROUTE
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!

IN THE HEART OF NATURE
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


Locate points of interest nearby

The Caudalie's Vinotherapie® Spa
The Caudalie's Vinotherapie® Spa
In the Caudalie Springs, the Caudalie's Vinothérapie® Spa offers a programme of exclusive treatments in an exceptionally beautiful setting
Tel. : +33 5 57 83 82 82
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Maison Lillet
Maison Lillet
A century of history, discover the aperitif from its origins to the present day inside the old distillery.
Tel. : +33 5 56 27 41 41
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Château Bouscaut
Château Bouscaut
Château Bouscaut is one of the six Grand Cru Classés white and red Graves vineyards of the Pessac-Léognan appelation.
Tel. : +33 5 57 83 12 20
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Château Haut-Bailly
Château Haut-Bailly
Discover a unique heritage of old vineyards, wine cellars and a guided wine tasting tour
Tel. : +33 5 56 64 75 11
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Château Smith Haut Lafitte
Château Smith Haut Lafitte
Tours and tastings at the estate by way of the spectacular underground wine cellar where 1 000 barrels are stored.
Tel. : +33 5 57 83 11 22
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Château Guiraud
Château Guiraud
Certified « biological agriculture », the property produces wines with a strong personality and tremendous finesse.
Tel. : +33 5 56 76 61 01
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Château Carbonnieux
Château Carbonnieux
Visit the estate, the collections of vintage cars, Jacquot pitchers and pots, and ancient winemakers’ tools.
Tel. : +33 5 57 96 56 20
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Château Suduiraut
Château Suduiraut
Enjoy a tour of the estate and experience several tasting options to discover Suduiraut’s extraordinary palette of aromas
Tel. : +33 5 56 63 61 92
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La Grand' Vigne** Restaurant
La Grand' Vigne** Restaurant
This gourmet restaurant offers a refined service in the exceptional setting of an eighteenth century orangery.
Tel. : +33 5 57 83 83 83
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Claude Darroze * Restaurant
Claude Darroze * Restaurant
Jean-Charles comes from a family of chefs and perpetuates the fine taste of the Southwest, nicely updated and proudly regionalist.
Tel. : +33 5 56 63 00 48
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Bazas Cathedral
Bazas Cathedral
Gothic monument built from the 16th to the 19th century in Bazas, listed UNESCO World Heritage Site on the road to Saint Jacques de Compostela.
Tel. : +33 5 56 25 25 84
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Château de Roquetaillade
Château de Roquetaillade
An exceptional site in the Gironde. A fully furnished fortified castle, occupied by the same family for over 700 years.
Tel. : +33 5 56 76 14 16
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Château Royal de Cazeneuve
Château Royal de Cazeneuve
Château and park from the 11th to 17th century. Property of Henri IV and Queen Margot, still inhabited by the same family.
Tel. : +33 5 56 25 48 16
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Château de Malle
Château de Malle
A furnished seventeenth century château surrounded by terraced Italian gardens and 1855 Sauternes Cru Classé vineyards.
Tel. : +33 5 56 62 36 86
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Château de Villandraut
Château de Villandraut
A fortress-palace adorned with polychromes and carved keystones, built in the fourteenth century by Pope Clement V.
Tel. : +33 5 56 25 87 57
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