Visit Bordeaux region and the Gironde Estuary
Visit the village of Saint-Emilion
The magnificent medieval village of Saint Emilion overlooks the Dordogne Valley. Both the village and the neighboring vineyard were listed as World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1999. The first reference to Saint Emilion goes back to the 8th century when a Benedictine monk from Brittany, Emilian, retreated here. The village spreads on the hillside and overlooks the famous same named vineyard. Saint Emilion is without any doubt one of these unique sites that you must visit when in France including the outstanding monolithic church carved out from the limestone cliff.
Blaye Citadel and Vauban's bolt
Located 45 kilometres to the north of Bordeaux, Blaye citadel deserves a visit. Blaye is home to a vast 17th-century citadel. The military complex covers 33 hectares; it was part of the famous military engineer Marquis de Vauban’s ambitious plans to “lock” the Gironde Estuary downstream of Bordeaux.
La route Verte - Scenic drive along the Gironde estuary
There a scenic drive that runs along the Gironde estuary... We call it "The Green Road"! The itinerary runs near the estuary and goes through the elegant sea resort of Saint Georges de Didonne, then Meschers and its famous limestone cliffs or Talmont very often considered as the postcard of the Gironde estuary because of its romanesque church hanging over the water...Then the landscape becomes more and more hilly and we are now driving in the Cognac vineyards...
Visit Bourg sur Gironde
This is an incredible and charming setting... Bourg is overlooking the geographic point where the river Dordogne meets the river Garonne, marking the start of the largest European estuary: the Gironde Estuary. The village called Bourg-en-Gironde was built on a rocky limestone mound, offering nice rooftops view and a spectacular view over the port.
The Gironde Cornice
The Corniche is a narrow road running down the riverfront and offers unparalleled views over the Gironde estuary and its picturesque fishing huts on stilts. It is a unique landscape between the Gironde estuary, the rocky limestone escarpments and the vines sloping gently down to the river...
Understanding the Gironde estuary
TeleProTour provides full range of comments while cruising on the estuary on a boat booked in advance. How best to understand this world onto itself than being explained to you when you meet a fishing boat, the local dredger or some tug boats from Bordeaux port. Just contact me to let me know about your plan and I will suggest a quote for a service matching your expectations.