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Best Towns & Villages in Bordeaux

Discover the top Bordeaux towns & villages

a large cream & orange villa in arcachon

Arcachon

Popular seaside resort 55km south-west of the city of Bordeaux

a town seen from the ramparts of a citadel

Blaye

Beautifully restored citadel on the banks of the Gironde estuary

sea coast with pretty houses on shore

Cap Ferret

The most southerly tip of the Lege-Cap-Ferret peninsula

sail boats in the lake with tree lined shores

Carcans

A great family resort in the western Medoc-Oceane area of the Gironde

looking from the shore opposite over to castillon

Castillon-la-Bataille, East Bordeaux

Site of the last battle of the Hundred Years' War in 1453

smalls boats in a port/marina

Hourtin

Small town & seaside resort, half way up the west coast of the Medoc peninsula

2 houses on stilts in shallow water, sand & marsh

Ile aux Ouiseax, Arcachon Basin

A small island in the centre of the Arcachon basin

a suspension bridge stretching over a brown river to a town

La Reole

A town close to the border of the department of the Gironde

a long beach, town behind and a surf comp going on

Lacanau

Famous for its beautiful beach and of course great surf!

A town seen across a river, a church in the distance

Langon

Pretty town on the banks of the river Garonne, opposite Saint-Macaire

Aerial view of the town of Le Porge

Le Porge

The closest & quietest of the beach towns near to the city of Bordeaux

the exterior of Maison du Vin in Margaux

Margaux

A beautiful town made famous for its fantastic winemaking

wines then flat fields and the gironde estuary

Medoc Region

Northwest of Bordeaux, the Médoc region sits on the left bank of Gironde estuary

the town hall of pauillac

Pauillac

Small town north of Bordeaux which forms part of Medoc wine region

view over rooftops to the church monlithe

Saint-Emilion, Gironde

Noted as one of the most beautiful villages in France

Saint Macaire from above

Saint-Macaire

Pretty town to the south east of the city of Bordeaux, on the Garonne river

Medieval architecture in Ste-Foy-la-Grande

Sainte-Foy-la-Grande, Gironde

A town on the eastern border of the Gironde & Dordogne

2 people walking down the street with an ancient wal in the back

Sauveterre-de-Guyenne

A bastide town in the Gironde region, south east of Bordeaux

Church in Soulac-sur-Mer Medoc Region

Soulac-sur-Mer

Seaside resort situated at the top of Medoc peninsula on the Cote d'Argent

a model of the village in 1950

Village de Bages, Pauillac

A small renovated village next to the Chateau Lynch Bages

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