The Bordeaux Wine Route

As the birthplace of the most famous wines in the world, the vineyards in Bordeaux cover no less than 120,000 hectares! Visits to wine cellars, tasting sessions at the château, a walk through the vines, discover this unique heritage…

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    21/08/2019

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    Bordeaux

The Châteaux Route

The most beautiful route through the Bordeaux vineyards can be discovered by bicycle. From Bordeaux to the Pointe de Grave – this is where you can find the region’s classified grands crus. Médoc is home to the most prestigious wine-producing region in the world, one that has, in particular, witnessed the creation of such famous wines as Latour, Lafite Rothschild and Mouton Rothschild. Visit the famous chateau Margaux, wander through the vines of the Saint-Julien estate, and stop at the museum dedicated to the art of wine in Pauillac. After a visit to the magnificent wine warehouses in Latour or Mouton-Rothschild, set off in the direction of the Saint-Estèphe and Moulis estates… You won’t be short of things to do!

Château Lafite Rothschild, Pauillac, France - © Istock - Marie-Pierre Samel

From Saint Emilion to the Côtes de Francs

Now you can discover the heritage route on the right bank of the Dordogne, which takes you into the Libournais, through other very famous vineyards such as Saint-Emilion, Fronsac, Côtes de Castillon and Côtes de Francs… A visit to the medieval village of Saint-Emilion, classed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a must. Discover the diversity of the town’s wine merchants

Saint-Emilion - © Istock, Marco Ciannarel

Les Côteaux: from Bourg-sur-Gironde to Blaye

Next stop, north, on the route des Côteaux! Towards the valleys of Blayais and Bourgeais, on this famous route known for its little golden-coloured stone villages, with Gallo-Roman remains, Romanesque churches and small ports, offering an attractive view over the Gironde estuary.

Château du Marquis de Vaban, Blaye - © Istock - Steve Allen

Les Graves: from Bordeaux to the Landes Forest

Château Haut-Brion, Pessac-Léognan, Gironde - © Photononstop - AGE

Les Bastides: between Dordogne and Garonne

La Route des Bastides, between the Dordogne and Garonne, is rich with reds, rosés and whites. You can also discover beautiful medieval villages there, as well as abbeys, such as the Grande-Sauve Abbey, or even the residences of the most famous artists and writers, such as the Château Malagar, the former residence of Mauriac, or the Château Malromé, the residence of Toulouse-Lautrec.

Discover more wines, with our selection of wine bars in Bordeaux!

Abbaye de la Sauve-Majeure, La Sauve, Gironde - © Photononstop - Look

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