As you travel the roads of the Bordeaux region, you will discover the world’s largest and best known territory for fine wines in the world. Covering an area of 117,000 hectares, the region has no fewer than 57 different appellations, varied, famous wines as well as a heritage that has been handed down across generations and remarkable architecture.
It also means tasting these legendary grape varieties, which are more diverse than in other regions: red wines are made from Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot, while white wines use Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc and Muscadelle.
A visit to the Bordeaux region is an opportunity to discover five great wine trails, all of which are lined with evocative names of wines that you’ve either tasted, drunk, or maybe simply dreamed of tasting “one day.”
In the Médoc region, this route extends from the north of Bordeaux over a distance of 80 kilometres as far as Pointe de Grave, covering an area that is home to Grands Crus Classés with wines including Pauillac, St Estèphe, St Julien, Margaux, and Moulis.
Along the mouth of the Garonne, explore this wine growing region along a road that leads us through the Brayais and Bourgeais regions.
Discover world-renowned vineyards and villages ranked among Bordeaux’s great vintages. This area is home to Pomerol, while Saint-Emillon also has plenty to offer, as it is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Visit châteaux and Roman churches in the region between the coastlines of the Dordogne and the Garonne, with its young, red, rosé and claret wines, passing through Cadillac and Loupiac.
This route takes you to the very edge of the Landes region. The terrain is variable, producing red wines, white wines, and sweet dessert wines such as Sauternes, which is the jewel in the region’s crown.