They have this charm, this tiny nothing that does everything. The remarkable villages of Gironde are our nuggets, our hidden treasures. Take the time to survey them, to simply savor them. Some of them, by the quality of their buildings, have been recognized as "old villages". We have selected the most striking ones for you. To you to discover them !
On the edge of the ocean, in Arcachon or Soulac-sur-Mer, you will be seduced by the seaside architecture that characterizes the many villas built at the end of the XNUMXth century, at a time when people were discovering the benefits of “sea bathing”.
Around Arcachon bay, visiting oyster ports, which have retained their authenticity with their colorful huts, such as La Teste-de-Buch is a feast for the eyes. The discovery of oyster farming will put your taste buds in turmoil.
On the edge of the estuary the villages of Plassac, Bourg and Blaye are worth a detour. On the river side, discover on the outskirts of the Dordogne, Gensac and Pessac-sur-Dordogne. On the banks of the Garonne Rions, Saint-Macaire, Sainte-Croix-du-Mont and Verdelais are remarkable! They will enchant you both with the beauty of their site and their monuments.
Inside the ground, the slopes of theEntre-deux-Mers region are full of picturesque villages such as Castelviel, Castelmoron-d'Albret (the smallest village in France!), La Sauve and Saint-Ferme, the latter grouped around their venerable abbey.
In Medoc, Lamarque and its dome in the middle of the vineyards and Vertheuil, around its castle and its former abbey, are real nuggets.
In the Libournais, Rauzan was established in the Middle Ages at the foot of its castle and near its church.
The south of the department, is not to be outdone: the former episcopal city of Bazas with its very beautiful square and the village of Pondaurat nestled around the former convent of the Antonins. In Uzeste, you will discover the tomb of Pope Clement V, one of the great figures of the Gironde, within the old collegiate church.
In the Bordeaux conurbation finally, you will be pleasantly surprised by discovering the treasures of Old Lormont or a little country air in Bouliac, on the hillsides. Change of scenery guaranteed!