Tour to explore gironde

TopicSites and museums
DepartureLE VERDON-SUR-MER (33)

For six days, you will discover the Gironde. You will spend a whole day in Bordeaux, another in the Bassin d'Arcachon. You will also visit a chateau in the Médoc or the citadel of Blaye.

The boat to the castle

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During the first day, you will take a boat to discover the Cordouan, then, if you have time, visit a castle from the Medoc.

The Cordouan, Le Verdon-sur-mer

You will start your day by discovering the Cordouan. It can be visited by boat at low tide. In this release of nearly four hours, you climb 311 steps and discover the sentry a chapel dedicated to King Louis XIV .. If you can not visit, we offer two other flagship flagship Grave, and the Pointe de Grave lighthouse Saint-Nicolas on the Wild Coast.

Castle Margaux, Margaux

Then, stop in one of the chateaux of the Medoc. For you, we have chosen the field of Margaux. In the famous castle of Margaux, you will discover an area of 85 hectares and will of course taste the famous wine of Bordeaux.

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Everything in history

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For the second day, we invite you to discover the citadel of Blaye then leave in one of the oldest cave paintings in the world.

Citadel of Blaye

You start your day with a visit to the Citadel of Blaye. Every day and throughout the year, the tourism office offers to trace the architectural development of the site and take you to the hidden treasures of the citadel. So you can see the old prison converted bakery.

The cave of Pair-non-Pair, Prignac-et-Marcamps

Then you can go to the cave of Pair-non-Pair, one of the oldest cave paintings in the world. It has parietal engravings dating back between 33,000 and 26,000 years BCE.

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On day in Bordeaux

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To start the day, we invite you to visit the city for 2 hours accompanied by a professional guide.

For lunch, you can enjoy specialty Bordeaux, the splined. This is a small cake soft and tender, flavored with rum and vanilla.

Museum of Aquitaine, Bordeaux

Then, in the afternoon, visit the Museum of Aquitaine. Over 5000 m2, the museum presents the history of Aquitaine from prehistory to today. 70 000 pieces divided into three major themes: history, archeology and ethnography. So you can see many paintings, drawings, sculptures and photographs of the history of Aquitaine. The museum also offers many exhibitions.

Bordeaux also has many flower gardens and park. You walk, you can go to the park or in the Bordeaux Public Garden (which also houses the Museum of Natural History). Do not forget to visit the Cathedral of St. Andrew.

In addition:

You can download the free app Visit Ze. It will allow you to discover the monuments audio guide.

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Le Boutique Hôtel Bordeaux

  • Bordeaux
  • 05 5 6 48 8 0 40
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La roulotte du Prieuré de Mouquet

  • Sadirac
  • 05 56 23 26 57

A busy day

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This 4th day visit is very rich. You do not have to do anything.


In the morning, you will leave the Tourist Office. Your guide will introduce you the vineyards of Saint-Emilion appellations its ... Then you will discover a winery (visit the vineyard, the winery, the barrel cellar.) And you can enjoy a wine castle. 

The Abbey of La Sauve Majeure, La Sauve

We also offer to go to the Abbey of La Sauve Majeure, a masterpiece of Romanesque art. The remains of this building erected in the 11th century offers many sculptures that adorn the capitals of the columns still intact.

Château Cadillac, Cadillac

Inside, you will discover richly worked eight fireplaces carved marble decorations, interior shutters painted coffered ceilings are just more impressive, giving the whole lot majesty.

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La roulotte du Prieuré de Mouquet

  • Sadirac
  • 05 56 23 26 57
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Chambres d'hôtes La Rivière

  • Saint-jean-de-blaignac
  • 05 57 84 65 53

A day in the Arcachon Basin

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You will go a day in the Bassin d'Arcachon. You can go explore the island of birds, which is certainly the most famous of all the islands of the Basin. This piece of land 4 km in circumference is a paradise for birds (about 300 species live together).

The Dune du Pilat, Arcachon

Then you can go to the Dune du Pyla, the highest dune in Europe. Rising to 107 meters, the dunes offer a breathtaking ocean view.

You can then go to ports and villages of the Bassin d'Arcachon oyster. They all kept their original authenticity. To name a few: The Teich, The Hume and Gujan-Mestras. This alone makes a set of seven ports, including the oldest harbor Larros houses the Oyster House.

Cap Ferret lighthouse

You can also see the lighthouse of Cap Ferret. You will have a 360 ° panorama of the Atlantic Ocean, the peninsula and the Bay of Arcachon.

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Homair Vacances - Les Embruns

  • Lege-cap-ferret
  • 08 20 20 12 07
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Homair Vacances les Viviers

  • Lege-cap-ferret
  • 08 20 20 12 07
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Hôtel Point France

  • Arcachon
  • 05 5 6 83 4 6 74
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Hôtel Lamartine

  • Arcachon
  • 05 56 83 95 77

Back in time

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We end the tour with a visit to a cathedral listed as World Heritage by UNESCO and a former residence of the kings of Navarre.

Cathedral Bazas, Bazas

Located in South Gironde, the gothic cathedral of Saint-Jean-Baptiste worth a visit to admire its magnificent gates and ornately carved reliefs. The building is listed as a Unesco World Heritage Site under the road to St Jacques de Compostela.

Castle Cazeneuve, Préchac

In the limit of Landes, Préchac, is Cazeneuve Castle, former residence of the kings of Navarre became royal residence of King Henri IV and Queen Margot. Renaissance, the castle has magnificent royal apartments furnished period, medieval cellars and caves cave.


We hope that this trip Gironde you satisfied. We tried to make it as rich as possible. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to leave them in a comment.

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