The Saint-Emilion's Village, A World Heritage Site
Saint-Emilion is a charming medieval village located in the heart of the famous Bordeaux wine area. It is a very unique site were world-famous wineries, fine wine, beautiful architecture and great monuments are a perfect match.
The legend tells us about a monk from Brittany who fled from Vannes, his hometown, to seek refuge in one of the natural caves in a place called Ascum bas (former name of the village) in the 8th century.
Arcachon's Bay And The Highest Dune In Europe
The Arcachon's bay is a fascinating world with multiple landscapes: oyster ports, sandy beaches, pine forests, a famous peninsula and the highest dune in Europe. Its ten towns and villages: Arcachon, La Teste de Buch, Gujan-Mestras, Le Teich, Lège-Cap Ferret... invite you to discover their many attractions in an enchanting setting.
Biarritz And The Pays Basque
Biarritz and the Basque Country:where the Basque spirit shines
A tourist resort nestled between the ocean and the mountains, Biarritz is proud to display the green, red and white colours of the Basque flag. The most urbane of seaside resorts on the Côte Basque attracted Empress Eugénie and other famous people in the 19th century. Today, Biarritz offers not only lovely sandy beaches, but also great surfing, golf courses, thalassotherapy centres, boutiques, art galleries, fashionable bars, etc.
Pauillac, Medoc Vineyard’s Capital And Gateway To The Estuary
Pauillac, halfway between Bordeaux and the Pointe de Grave is the undisputed capital of the Medoc wine region, with its 18 Grands Crus (Great Growths of 1855) including the famous Châteaux Lafite Rothschild, Latour, Mouton Rothschild, Pichon Longueville, Lynch-Bages, Pontet Canet...
Pauillac is a small town that, since ancient times, sailors and winemakers has built on the edge of the estuary of the Gironde. Throughout the eighteenth century façade of golden stones, over a kilometer of quayside, you’ll find restaurants, hotels, shops...
Cognac And The Charente
Cognac was a modest little village until the middle of the Xe century. Cognac rapidly became one of the main centers of trade activity in the Angoulême and Saintonge areas, thanks to its river port, the salt and wine trades and finally in eaux-de-vie. On the right bank, the Saint-Jacques district is particularly lively. Its church, the numerous shops and its Saturday morning open air market mean that there is a multitude of services on offer to tourists. The vineyard of Cognac is the largest in France. The cognac comes from a double distillation, once fermentation is completed, in order to obtain the eau-de-vie. Cognac can only be aged in oak barrels. In fact, the eau-de-vie only becomes cognac after slowly maturing between two and one hundred years. Cognac is the result of a marriage of eaux-de-vie of different ages and from different growth areas. It is the cellar master who produces the blend which is often based on expertise and know-how.