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 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.
Lacanau, the all year round resort, welcomes you with its mild climate. You can find out more information to make it an unforgettable stay.
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 Roquetaillade
Roquetaillade castle is recognized as one of the most famous monuments in South West France. It is a unique example of feudal architecture with its two fortresses.
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.
Collegiale of Uzeste
This impressive gothic building from the 12th and 14th centuries is the resting place of Pope Clement V, the first pope to establish the papacy in Avignon, South West France (1314).
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.