125 kilometres of white sandy beaches, the largest department in France, 480 000 hectares of pine forest. Come and discover the chic seaside resort of Arcachon, the historic city of Bordeaux, Soulac, Barsac and many other pretty villages. The Gironde is the home of the most famous vineyards: there are 57 wine appelations to sample.
The pretty town of Cap Ferret on the bay of Arcachon is certainly worth visiting for its seafood restaurants, oysters and seaside flora. To the West of the town you can explore the wild beaches of the Atlantic coast. To the East, you can visit many quaint seaside villages around the bay.
The seaside resort of Arcachon offers an exciting blend of influences: ocean maritime, Gascon and a hint of Spain.
Dune de Pyla
Near Arcachon is the largest sand dune in Europe: 2.7 km long and 117 metres high.
Wine connoisseurs will recognize Bordeaux for its exceptional wines both red and white. This worldwide reputation is enhanced by its role as the predominant trading market for wine.
The city of Bordeaux is worth visiting for its classical architecture from the 18th and 19th centuries, its grand squares, cathedral, gothic churches and UNESCO classified monuments.
Château de Cazeneuve
This castle is nested in lovely wooded parkland with a lake, along the Gorge of the River Ciron, 30 minutes south of Camperos in the middle of the forest.
Château de Malle
Set in the heart of one of the oldest vineyards of France, forty kilometres south of Bordeaux, this chateau maintains a unique heritage within the Sauternes appellation.
This region has 57 wine appellations to enjoy and hundreds of chateaux to visit. Graves, Sauternes, Saint Estephe, Pauillac, Haut Medoc, Fronsac, Pomerol, Saint Emilion are just some of the most
The river Ciron has its source in Les Landes, meandering through the Lot-et-Garonne and then arriving in the Gironde where it flows into the Garonne at Barsac. Several canoeing/kayaking centres can be found along the river.