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What to see, what to do Gironde?

The 10 good reasons to go Gironde

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The Arcachon basin

The Pilat Dune, the Arguin Bank, the huts on Bird Island...

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Surfing and sliding spots

We don't count them anymore! The Pointe and the Truc Vert in Arcachon, the Grand-Crohot in Andernos...

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Writers' houses

Literary heritage and testimony to the presence of Montesquieu, Lautrec and François Mauriac.

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The bastides and old villages

Head for Bazas, Cadillac, Monségur, Pellegrue, Sainte-Foy-la-Grande, Sauveterre.

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Bordeaux

Listed as a Unesco World Heritage Site, with its architecture, its Cité du Vin...

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The gastronomy

Oysters, Bazadais beef, lamprey à la bordelaise, canelés, Saint-Emilion macaroons...

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Vineyards and wine routes

110,800 hectares of vines, 65 appellations, grands crus... the Gironde is a land of wine.

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The Vauban sites

Go on an adventure to the Citadel of Blaye, Fort Médoc and Fort Pâté.

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The heritage of Compostela

Notre-Dame-de-la-Fin-des-Terres in Soulac-sur-Mer, La-Sauve-Majeure abbey in La Sauve...

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The legendary lighthouses

Once the guardians of the coastline, the lighthouses of Cordouan, Richard and Cap Ferret

What to visit Gironde?

Interview

Interview: My Gironde

With Laurène Delion, author of the guide

A journalist for five years in Bordeaux and web editor, Laurène joined the Petit Futé editions in 2018 for the Bordeaux, Gironde and Côte Aquitaine guides. Sensitive to gastronomy, especially to revisited bistro specialties, Laurène is also passionate about theatre. Loving to travel, she had the opportunity to stay several months in Reunion Island and in South-East Asia.

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