A fascinating history, an opulent and refined patrimonial heritage
A history linked to wine-making traditions
The history of Bordeaux is distinguished by that of wine and the noble vintages of the region. The vines reign supreme here and the culinary art of this land seeped in tradition, has naturaly evolved around an oenological theme. The very name of the region is synonymous with refinement and exception for the whole world. While wine has a significant place here, other natural and historical treasures characterize this region.
Whilst traveling through Bordeaux, it is clear that experiences are numerous and varied. History and architectural heritage, vines and grands crus, gastronomy and luxury hotels, culture and traditions… the opulence of Bordeaux is limitless. This region has had a prolific history over the centuries, starting with the presence of the Romans from the first century BC through to the present day. Today an indispensable stopover for French and foreign visitors, it is a prestigious tourist destination but also a dynamic and prosperous area.
Bordeaux, city of art and history
Bordeaux is the emblematic city of this region. Surrounded by eminent vineyards (Médoc, Côtes de Bourg, Saint-Emilion, Pomerol etc.), this substantial metropolis benefits from both the proximity of the ocean and the first mountain ranges of the Pyrenees. Some castles and wine estates are present in the borough of Bordeaux, illustrious witnesses of this unique oenological heritage.
Bordeaux is embellished by a varied and rich artistic and cultural heritage. Its architecture, cultural treasures and profuse cultural activity have also contributed to its being now considered a City of Art and History and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. These are all assets which, conjugated with a warm and peaceful atmosphere, ensure that Bordeaux is captivating to both French and foreign people. Many enthusiasts of authenticity decide to settle here, in apartments seeped with character, mansions, superb wine estates or in the heart of atypical properties.
The Arcachon basin
Further north, by the ocean, Arcachon and its bay offer sublime sandy beaches and an incredible quality of life. Here, the Pyla dune asserts itself, unique and singular, attracting numerous visitors, curious to observe this wonder of nature. Nearby, charming seaside resorts enjoy boundless appeal, both summer and winter.
In Cap Ferret, for example, oyster farmers and cabins ‘tchanquées’ (built on stilts) are essential places to explore or sojourn. Tourists and regulars alike meet there to relish a unique welcoming, friendly atmosphere.
On the beaches, sportspeople indulge in their favorite activities: surfing, kite surfing, etc. before returning to the comfort of their charming apartment, their exceptional house or villa or their traditional hut to enjoy a few oysters from the bay in a sympathetic atmosphere.