At the lower edge of the Atlantic Coast, Gironde extends to the Dordogne in the east and the Basque Country in the south. The gateway to its wealth of attractions, set amid glorious vine-ribboned countryside, is the capital city of Bordeaux.
Of course, wine is what we all think of when this area comes to mind. But there also are beautiful beaches, ancient churches, architecture, cultural events, and history to explore.
Main gate in Bordeaux
The Gironde activities listed below are within a one-and-a-half hour to two-and-a-half hour drive from Monflanquin. Saint-Émilion wine country appears in about an hour. The town itself, an additional half hour drive, is a World Heritage site. (All times are approximate.) Here's a map of the area.
Please note that we have no relationship with these activities and provide this listing merely as a service to you.
The vaulted cellars, built in 1720, trace the history of the wine trade, the work of coopers, and the raising of wine in barrels in the tradition of 19th century breeders.