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Médoc

Le Médoc, between ocean and estuary

Situated northwest of Bordeaux and nestled between ocean and estuary, the Médoc offers a rich heritage worth seeing.

Le Médoc, Vineyard destination

The Médoc, this is one of the most renowned vineyards in the world and one of Bordeaux’s greatest with its famous appellations (Margaux, Pauillac…), its equally famous 1855 Grands Crus Classés (Margaux, Mouton-Rothschild, Lafite-Rothschild, Latour…) and wine cellars designed by the greatest architects on the planet.

Le Médoc, Nature destination

It also has a remarkable natural heritage with its magnificent sandy beaches, the Gironde Estuary, the largest in Europe, and beautiful wild islands as well as a wide range of outdoor activities: cycling paths, hiking trails, boating activities, surfing, golf courses…

Le Médoc, Heritage destination

Lastly, the Médoc also has an exceptional architectural heritage with its magnificent châteaux, its carrelet fishing huts, its many historical monuments and UNESCO World Heritage sites (or those pending classification) such as Fort-Médoc, the Basilica of Notre-Dame-de-la-fin-des-terres (Our Lady of Land’s end) in Soulac and the Cordouan Lighthouse.


Pauillac tourist office

Tel.:+33 5 56 59 03 08

Email : contac@pauillac-medoc.com


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Depending on the timing :

    • Heritage
    • Gastronomy
    • Golf
    • Wine
    • Culture
    • Nature
    Cordouan Lighthouse
    Cordouan Lighthouse
    Nicknamed "Versailles of the Seas", Cordouan, lighthouse of the kings, stands majestically at the entrance of the Gironde Estuary.
    Tel. : +33 5 57 42 28 76
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    Fort Médoc
    Fort Médoc
    Fort Médoc is a UNESCO World Heritage Site built in the 17th century by Vauban, Louis XIV's engineer.
    Tel. : +33 5 56 58 98 40
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    Relais Château Cordeillan Bages
    Relais Château Cordeillan Bages
    The gourmet restaurant of Chef Jean Luc Rocha, with two Michelin stars is located in the village of Bages, surrounded by the vineyards of Pauillac
    Tel. : +33 5 56 59 24 24
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    Golf du Médoc Resort
    Golf du Médoc Resort
    Ranked among the top 15 golf courses in continental Europe, the resort offers two remarkably designed courses
    Tel. : +33 5 56 70 11 90
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    Margaux Garden Golf
    Margaux Garden Golf
    Set in the very heart of the vineyards, the charm of this golf course lies in its fairways that are located on the banks of the estuary or surrounded by stretches of water
    Tel. : +33 5 57 88 87 40
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    International golf of Lacanau
    International golf of Lacanau
    In the heart of the Landes forest, between lake and ocean, the 18 holes of Lacanau ensures tranquility and serenity
    Tel. : +33 5 56 03 92 98
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    Château Giscours
    Château Giscours
    Château Giscours’ hospitality team welcomes all visitors for tours and tastings and thematic visits, from the wine to the bottle
    Tel. : +33 5 57 97 09 09
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    Château Pichon Baron
    Château Pichon Baron
    The visit of the Pichon Baron estate includes a tour of the cellars and two wine tastings
    Tel. : +33 5 56 73 17 17
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    Château Lynch Bages
    Château Lynch Bages
    During the visit of the estate, visitors will discover the old Lynch-Bages vat-house that transport them to another area
    Tel. : +33 5 56 73 19 31
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    Château Haut Breton Larigaudière
    Château Haut Breton Larigaudière
    The vineyard of 15 ha, located on the best terroirs of the Margaux appellation, offers wine tourism experiences with different guided tours and workshops
    Tel. : +33 5 57 88 94 17
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    Château Léoville Poyferré
    Château Léoville Poyferré
    Everything is there to enable the visitor to understand the development of an great wine and enjoy pleasure of tasting
    Tel. : +33 5 56 59 66 79
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    Notre-Dame-de-la-Fin des Terres basilica
    Notre-Dame-de-la-Fin des Terres basilica
    Guided walks invite visitors to discover the ancient village and its basilica listed as UNESCO World Heritage as main staging post on the routes of Santiago de Compostela
    Tel. : +33 5 56 09 86 61
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    Bages village
    Bages village
    An ancient village dedicated to the art of living in the Médoc. Shops, restaurants, cooking school, wine tasting, winery, exhibition…
    Tel. : +33 5 56 59 86 08
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    The cooperage Nadalié
    The cooperage Nadalié
    Discover the art of barrel making, which plays an important role in the development of the finest wines in the world.
    Tel. : +33 5 57 10 02 02
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    Patiras Island
    Patiras Island
    Located in the Gironde estuary, the island provides stunning views from its lighthouse
    Tel. : +33 5 57 42 12 09
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    Nouvelle Island
    Nouvelle Island
    An ecological experiment site, the island also hosts a recently restored linear settlement
    Tel. : +33 5 57 42 12 09
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