Bordeaux  in  7 days

Places within  easy reach of Chez Emilion

3 UNESCO World Heritage sites within 30 minutes

 

Saturday

Bordeaux                                            30 minutes

UNESCO World Heritage site

Beautiful architecture, tree lined avenues, pavement cafés, parks, museums, gourmet restaurants.

www.bordeaux-tourisme.com

 

Sunday

Bourg Sur Gironde                            20 minutes

Citadel town on the River Gironde

Sunday morning market for fresh local produce - seafood & oyster stalls, freshly made bread, farm produce, cheeses. Wine tasting at the Maison du Vin

Stop for refreshments in the salon de Thé  or watch the world go by from the bar terrace.

Monday

St Emilion                              30 minutes

UNESCO World Heritage site

Saint Emilion's history goes back to prehistoric times with  Romanesque churches and ruins stretching all along  narrow streets.

The town was named after the monk Émilion,  who settled in a hermitage carved into the rock in the 8th century. Is was the monks who followed him who started  the commercial wine production

www.saint-emilion-tourisme.com

Tuesday

Grottes de Pair-non-Pair            20 minutes

Animal figures carved deep into the rock face. engravings of horses, ibex, mammoths, and bovines, and various types of deer.

They date from the between 33,000 and 26,000 BC. They predate Lascaux.

www.pair-non-pair.fr

Wednesday

Blaye                                                   30 minutes

UNESCO World Heritage site

The town has a citadel built by Vauban  beside the river in the  ancient ruins of an old Gothic château. The latter contains the tomb of Charibert II, king of Aquitaine.

Wonderful markets on Wednesday and Saturday mornings

www.bbte.fr

Thursday

The Medoc                                  35 minutes

La Route des Châteaux   follows the  left bank of the Gironde River through the Medoc vineyards and passes famous names such as Latour, Margaux, Mouton Rothschild and Palmer.

Chateaux are magical places to visit. Stroll through the vines, discover the cellars and taste world-class wine. Most chateaux open their doors to visitors all year but you will need to book in advance.

Friday

Atlantic coast               1 hour

Climb the dune of Pyla, the largest sand dune in Europe.

Over 200 kilometres of uninterrupted beaches bordered by sand dunes, forests and ports.

Walk along the  wild   beaches of Le Porge.

Sample the seafood in the port of Le Cannon or spend the day in the bustling seaside town of Arcachon.

 

Accommodation  

  Chez Emilion - Bordeaux.  Grange in former wine chateaux in the  vineyards of Bordeaux

                 

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