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THE WINE ROUTE
The best way to learn about the wines of Bordeaux is on site. With 4.3 million visitors each year, 31% of which are foreign tourists, the Gironde is the most popular wine tourism destination in France. Vineyard tours are one of the main tourist attractions, as well as tastings and buying wine. Furthermore, enotourist platforms available online facilitate access to the vineyards, with more and more « Chateaux » opening their doors to visitors and allowing visitors to make reservations online
Tourist routes are numerous and cover the entire region.
LA ROUTE DE BORDEAUX: GATEWAY TO THE VINEYARDS
Learn more about this city whose wealth of history and architecture have earned it a place on UNESCO’s World Heritage list, and whose art of living is admired worldwide. La Cité du Vin stands like a beacon, watching over the Garonne. Hold the key to the vineyards in your hand as you discover Bordeaux and Bordeaux Supérieur, the reds, rosés, clairets, dry whites, sweet whites, and sparkling wines that each constitute an appellation. Did you know that these wines are produced all across Bordeaux’s vineyards?
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LA ROUTE DES CHÂTEAUX : MÉDOC
Explore the very heart of the Médoc, between the Atlantic Ocean and the Gironde estuary. Embark on a quest to discover a thousand and one châteaux, from the most famous to the most discreet. Have you always wanted to know how a great wine was made? To meet the owners of a Cru Bourgeois? To absorb the verdant stillness on the Ile de Patiras? Margaux, Saint-Julien, Listrac, Pauillac, and many more await you.
THE HILLSIDE ROUTE: BLAYE & BOURG
Come to the right bank of the Gironde estuary. Here you will discover a land of rolling vineyards, golden stone villages, Romanesque churches, archaeological sites, and other charming wonders. Experience the magic and pleasure of the land and wines of Blaye & Bourg.
THE HERITAGE ROUTE: LIBOURNE
Come to the right bank of the Dordogne, to age-old vineyards renowned the world over. Steep yourself in the legendary ambiance of Saint-Émilion, a UNESCO World Heritage site, then continue your travels toward Montagne, Pomerol, Fronsac, or Côtes de Castillon. Whether they harbor famous gems or hidden pearls, the views from these valleys are breathtaking.
THE BASTIDES ROUTE: ENTRE-DEUX-MERS
Discover the largest winemaking region of Bordeaux: Entre-deux-Mers. If you’re a lover of reds, whites, clairets, and sweet whites alike, if you’re entranced by the historic atmosphere of small villages, if Montaigne and Mauriac inspire you, if the splendid La Sauve Majeure Abbey calls to you, let this land sweep you away with its wine-making surprises.
THE GRAVES ROUTE: GRAVES AND SAUTERNES
Come to the south of Bordeaux, with the Garonne as your guide, its immense pine forests as your shade. Stop at the Château de Montesquieu for an unforgettable experience in the vineyard. Delight your palate with varied pleasures: the potency of reds, the delicacy of dry whites, unless you prefer the livelier personality of the sweet white wines. Pastoral and picturesque.
BORDEAUX WINE TRIP
In order to compare the variety of rates, the size of the vineyards and to better understand the richness of the world of wine, Bordeaux Wine Trip, created in partnership with the CIVB (Interprofessional Council of Bordeaux Wines) and the CRTA (Regional Tourism Committee of Aquitaine) an application for smartphone and tablet as well as an interactive website. Nearby enotourist deals can be identified in just a few clicks and the user can organise their stay by creating their own logbook.