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Graves & Sauternes

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

Depending on the timing :

    • Heritage
    • Wine
    • Leisure
    • Gastronomy
    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 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 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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    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 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 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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