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Blaye and Bourg

Blaye and Bourg

 

 

On the right banks of Dordogne river and Gironde estuary.  Bourg and Blaye lend their name to two neighbouring wine appellations

         Bourg is a town built on a rocky outcrop overlooking the Dordogne river and surrounded by medieval walls. You can walk in picturesque little streets to the harbour via and the King's stairway, a covered market, and the castle.

 
 

Blaye is almost  famous thanks to  the citadel. The Vauban's fortifications are inscribed on the world heritage list by Unesco since 2008. The old citadel was built in 1689 to prevent the english from entering the estuary and reach Bordeaux.

 

           Red wine is made predominantly from  Merlot , Cabernet Sauvignon, and Cabernet Franc,.

White wine from Sauvigon Blanc, Semillon and Muscadelle.

 

 

Suggestion of program:

 

Pick-up at your hotel and departure

Arriving in Bourg, scenic tour and walking discovery of the town.

Visit and taste in a chateau

Road to Blaye via the road aloing the estuary

Arriving in Blaye,

Free time for lunch

Discovery of the old citadel

Visit and tasting in a chateau

Back to Bordeaux

 


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