Bordeaux and Gironde

Porte Cailhau in Bordeaux|The dune of Pilat|Cordouan lighthouse|The Citadel of Blaye|Pauillac, Médoc wine capital|Saint-Emilion|

Description
Themes : heritage, culture, nature, relaxation, family,

The Gironde is rich in its heritage and the diversity of its landscapes, it is the largest Department of metropolitan France (10'725 km2).


Accomodation
La Villa Chaleemar, Bordeaux, France (en)
Hôtel
Location /
Built in the early 20th century, La Villa Chaleemar is a guest house located in Bordeaux....
Hotel La Cour Carrée, Bordeaux, France (en)
Hôtel
Located in the centre of Bordeaux, 100 meters away from Grands Hommes Square, Allées de Tourny and Gambetta Square, this air-conditioned hotel de charme......
Hotel Au Logis des Remparts, Saint-Émilion, France (en)
Hôtel
This charming hotel sits in the heart of the medieval city of Saint-Emilion, just 9 km from Libourne....
The stages
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Bordeaux
With one of the largest conservation areas of France, world heritage of Unesco, Bordeaux morphed with urban amenities.
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The dune of Pilat
The dune of Pilat is the highest dune in Europe, it culminates around 110 metres in height. Its dimensions are impressive 2 700 meters long, 500 m wide and 60 million m3 of sand.
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Arcachon
Arcachon is located south of the Arcachon bassin, the town is arranged around a beautiful beach of fine sand. The villas of the city winter recall the mundane time of the 19th century.
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Soulac-sur-Mer
The great wave of the sea bathings fit push in Soulac of hundreds of doll houses that give a charm this seaside resort and climate. She enjoys a wide pine forest, beaches of fine sand, the 19th century villas, a casino and tourist and sports infrastructures.
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Cordouan lighthouse
Cordouan Lighthouse is the last lighthouse in sea open to the public. Nicknamed the "Versailles of the sea", the rise of 68 metres high tower account 301 markets. It is the tenth highest lighthouse in the world. It appears on the tentative list of Unesco heritage.
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Pauillac
Pauillac stretches along the largest estuary in Europe, the Gironde. Capital of the Médoc wine with 18 Crus Classés in 1855, whose first 3 (the chateaux Lafite-Rothschild, Latour and Mouton-Rothschild).
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The Citadel of Blaye
Blaye Citadel dominates the Gironde estuary, it is classified by Unesco. It was built by Vauban between 1686 and 1689 to protect Bordeaux by closing the estuary to enemy ships.
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Cave of Pair-non-Pair
Near the Gironde estuary, the cave of Pair-non-Pair is one of the oldest caves decorated with the world. It contains prehistoric representations dating back 30,000 years (Aurignacian).
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Libourne
Libourne remained an important trading center for the wines of the region. Its opulent houses as the quality of the prestigious wines that it exports make it worthy little sister of Bordeaux.
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Saint-Emilion
Saint-Émilion is one of the most beautiful cities of Aquitaine, a medieval town in Golden stone, plots and alleys. The surroundings, often lit by the beautiful light of the Southwest, are populated by vines.
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The Château de La Brède
The writer and thinker Montesquieu was born at the Château de La Brède (XII-XV) and he wrote most of his work.
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Cadillac
Founded in 1280, the old town of Cadillac still has most of its walls. Located in a wine region boasting a (Bordeaux AOC) label, the Cadillac Vineyard produces a famous wine.
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Saint-Macaire
The medieval town of Saint-Macaire has a remarkable urban ensemble, the remarkable place with arcades of the Mercadiou, surrounded by houses from the 13th to the 16th centuries.
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Château de Roquetaillade
Exemplary site in Aquitaine, Roquetaillade castle is composed of two fortresses, still furnished and inhabited by the same family for 700 years. Behind the severe facades, we discover the brilliance of Renaissance, the furniture and decorations created by Viollet le Duc.
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The chateau de Cazeneuve
The Château de Cazeneuve is the former residence of the Kings of Navarre, property of the King Henri IV. In 1583, he assigned to residence in the Castle his wife, Queen Margot, during their separation and waiting for the annulment of their marriage.
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