General Information Gironde & Bordeaux

Bordeaux, Cote d'Argent, Eastern Gironde

The Gironde department of Nouvelle Aquitaine in south-west France has much to offer from the grand city of Bordeaux, numerous châteaux to the famous vineyards of the Medoc and Saint-Émilion.

With its lovely climate all year round, it is one of the most diverse departments of France. The capital Bordeaux is known, of course, for its world famous wines. But you’ll find that this area has so much more to offer and to discover. With a multitude of world class golf courses spread out in four different regions of the Gironde, each with its own character you will find a course for all styles of golf.

Bordeaux

Centred around Bordeaux, the capital of Gironde, the department has several other notable highlights, including important coastal towns and the world renowned Medoc and Saint-Émilion wine regions. Bordeaux itself has a ancient history and is listed by UNESCO as a world heritage site and without doubt it is one of the most impressive cities in France.

Wander around Bordeaux and you can enjoy large open boulevards, narrow paved medieval streets, large squares surrounded by cafés and restaurants, and lots of very impressive individual sites. The riverside has recently been revamped up by architect Dominique Perrault and is now a key part of Bordeaux’s attraction. Not only loved by tourists Bordeaux is often voted as the favourite city by the French as well.

Bordeaux Vineyards

With many of the great names in wine coming from vineyards within 50 miles of Bordeaux., many people visit the region with the sole purpose of visiting the wine châteaux. Some of the famous vineyards in the region include; Medoc, Bordeaux Superieur, Fronsac, Saint-Émilion, Pomerol, Margaux and Entre-Deux-Mers among others, with the Bergerac region immediately to the east.

Cote d'Argent

West of Bordeaux can be found the 120 kilometres of sandy beaches of the Cote d'Argent. The most important town here is Arcachon, a charming turn of the century seaside resort famous for the Dune de Pilat, the largest sand dune in Europe. Further round the Bassin d'Arcachon is Andernos-les-Bains which is home to the largest pier in France and the charming oyster villages of Canon and L' Herbe.

The Dune de Pilat located in the northern end of the great forest of the Landes, is the largest forest in Europe and also home to the Natural Regional Park of Landes and Gascony and a great attraction for outdoor enthusiasts.

Tours & Excursions

A must-visit destination combining golf, gastronomy and wine tasting we have partnered with a number of top class establishments from 5-star hotels to luxurious châteaux within the region to offer an exceptional trip to this fantastic region of France. For golf lovers some of the most famous and oldest French golf courses are ready to welcome you to pit you skills against them. For wine lovers nothing more can be said Bordeaux as it is the home to 7,500 different châteaux spread out over 120,000 hectares and offer the wine connoisseur some of the greatest wines in the world.

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