Wine Tourism & Gastronomy

THE WORLD”S MOST FAMOUS VINEYARDS AWAIT YOU

Bordeaux, Cognac, Pomerol, Saint- Emilion, Margaux… Fabulous and internationally famous wines that the entire planet envies! Welcome to the Bordeaux and Cognac areas! In Gironde, around Bordeaux, travellers can find six “Bordeaux Wine routes”. The famous regions are Bordeaux, Medoc, Saint-Emilion – Pomerol – Fronsac, Entre-deux-Mers, Graves and Sauternes and Blaye and Bourg. Thanks to these regions, wine tourism continues to grow in Bordeaux. Bordeaux Wine Trip offers vineyard excursions and personalised wine tours. Located in the centre of prestigious world-famous vineyards (Pomerol, Saint-Emilion, Lalande de Pomerol…), the Libournais country has a reputation second to none. Don’t miss excursions in the Jurançon vineyards (Pau- Pyrénées area) and discovery of Irouleguy wines in Pays Basque. Visiting the Nouvelle-Aquitaine vineyards means entering the secret and amazing world of wine storehouses, meeting devoted wine growers, tasting exceptional vintage wines, enjoying gourmet meals and, of course, rediscovering your senses!

“BON APPETIT” IN NOUVELLE-AQUITAINE!

Nouvelle-Aquitaine is France’s first farming region, and has all the assets required to offer amazing food. Vast green plains offer ideal conditions for cattle breeding (Limousin beef and veal, Parthenaise beef, Chalosse beef, Aquitain blonde beef), sheep (Baronet lamb, «le Diamandin», Poitou Charente lamb, Pauillac lamb), pigs (Limousin cul noir pork, noir de Bigorre pork). You may already have heard of “foie gras», “Sud Ouest” ducks fillets and Bayonne ham. Other popular foods are Espelette pepper, Charentes-Poitou butter and Salies de Béarn salt. With over 20,000 tonnes of oysters produced each year, Marennes Oléron is one of Europe’s largest oyster farms. Moreover, the Arcachon bay is one of the main oyster breeding place in France and one have to make a break in one of the traditional oyster farms for a tasting. Poitou-Charentes is France’s largest goat cheese producer. There are all types of goat cheese, the most renowned being the pyramid-shaped Chabichou du Poitou (AOC). Agen prunes are an essential part of the Lot-et-Garonne area’s heritage and are also known as «black nuggets». Limousin AOP apples are the only apples in France to have their own excellence label.


OUR HIGHLIGHTS

THE BORDEAUX WINE ROUTE IN SAINT-EMILION, POMEROL, FRONSAC EN LIBOURNAIS

Saint-Emilion is not only the name of a prestigious wine mark of Bordeaux but also a medieval town erected on a rocky hill – both are listed as UNESCO World Heritage. Special events are organised in June and September.

COGNAC HENNESSY 360° TOUR

The tour takes the visitor on an immersive experience between history and modernity. Three avant-guard pavilions, introduce the history of the House, the cycle of the vineyard and the creation of Cognac. After visiting the ageing cellars, the experience continues with a tasting.

COOKERY LESSONS AT RELAIS DE LA POSTE RESTAURANT (2 MICHELIN STARS)

Chef Jean Coussau is keen to share with his long experience and love of cuisine. He is delighted to invite enthusiasts and reasoned cooks alike to join him in the kitchens of Le Relais de la Poste for a friendly, entertaining cookery class.

KEY ASSETS

  • France’s number one region for the quality of its products
  • Numerous activities and tastings in direct contact with producers.
  • Holidays enriched by meetings with French chefs who, share their passion.