The Médoc region is known worldwide for its prestigious wine castles (Chateaus) and is waiting to be discovered along the Roads of Bordeaux wines in the Médoc.
We also love it for its long sandy beaches, great lakes and natural spaces for a total immersion in nature.
You can enjoy long bike rides on Vélodyssée along the Atlantic Ocean, visits/tastings in private cellars, cruises on the Gironde estuary and its islands. The name “Médoc “comes from the Latin” in medio aquae “, which means in the middle of the water! Finding oenological signs at La Winery, a unique wine tourism complex, the Winery offers nearly 1200 wines from around the world, a Wine Bar, restaurant and many attractions.
You can also learn to surf in Lacanau. The best international surfers meet there in August at the Lacanau Pro, at the French World Tour.
At Soulac, 500 villas of the nineteenth century Belle Epoque; Basilica Notre-Dame-de-la-Fin des Terres, were declared World Heritage by UNESCO under the Ways of Saint Jacques de Compostela. At Saint-Estèphe , the Chateaux Cos d’Estournel . Louis-Gaspard d’Estournel, known as the “Maharajah of Saint-Estèphe” (wines were exported to India) features Asian pagodas that were added to the roof of the castle and a door brought from Zanzibar.
Exotic sights in the heart of the Médoc! In the village of Bages, Owner of the Château Lynch-Bages (Pauillac Grand Cru Classé), Jean-Michel Cazes has created a “village of flavors and wine” in the hamlet of his childhood. You can experience many hand crafted culinary delights (breads, sweets, teas, cheeses …) then we offer a break at ” Café Lavinal ” to savor bistro cuisine in a friendly atmosphere. You can enjoy a leisurely stroll in the vineyard or you can rent bikes at the Bike Workshop by Funbike.
The Nature Reserve and the pond of Cousseau will take you between pine bourdaines and royal ferns. Two circuits (one short, one long) will providee the opportunity to see deer, sea cows, birds of prey and migratory birds.
In the morning silence, and if you’re lucky, you’ll spot the star of this special area: the European otter, a remarkable sight to observe along the edges of the ponds.
The Bordeaux Tourist Office offer various tourist and cultural outings in Blaye to enhance your stay.