Discovering the Médoc vineyards
Would you like to discover the art of the vine? Go to the Médoc vineyards, between prestigious estates and bucolic walks.
The Médoc wine region is without doubt one of the most famous in the world. With its 16,500 hectares of land, its châteaux and its privileged location near the Atlantic, the reputation of the Médoc vineyards is well established.
There are several appellations behind the words "Médoc vineyards": they are divided into Haut-Médoc, Médoc, regional and communal AOCs. Médoc wines are recognisable by their beautiful ruby colour and fruity smell with spicy and vanilla notes. They are the fruit of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec grapes, which make for well-balanced and above all tasty wines.
Vineyards and heritage
From Bordeaux to the Pointe de Grave, set off on the Médoc wine route to discover the region's vineyards and heritage. Along the Gironde estuary, discover the Haut-Médoc and its vineyards. The Bas-Médoc is home to some unmissable towns such as Soulac-sur-Mer and Lesparre-Médoc. Finally, the Landes forest, with its two lakes, lends itself to hiking and other outdoor activities.
Along the Médoc vineyards, explore a region full of treasures. Visit points of interest such as the abbey and abbey church of Vertheuil, the basilica of Notre-Dame-De-La-Fin-Des-Terres, or the archaeological site of Brion, the remains of a Gallo-Roman villa from the 1st century. Don't miss Fort-Médoc, built by Vauban to protect Bordeaux from river attacks. As for nature, the Hourtin Nature Reserve and the Contaut lagoon offer magnificent opportunities for walks between the dunes and the ocean. The nature reserve of the Cousseau pond is the ideal place for a picnic in peace and quiet.