Visit the Gironde Département

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"Gironde" is the name of the estuary of both the Garonne and the Dordogne rivers and of the administrative area ("département") around Bordeaux.



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The citadel of Blaye

One hour north of Bordeaux, this citadel was designed by the famous French military engineer Vauban for the king Louis XIV in the 17th century. It is a UNESCO World Heritage site since 2008.




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This beautiful medieval village, once an important pilgrimage site, is surrounded by a vineyard listed as a world heritage site.





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This beach resort city from the 19th century is very popular for sea- and sunbathing or yachting, but it also features magnificent villas from the 19th century.