The Médoc through the ages
For history and historical buildings enthusiasts, come and discover the Romanesque houses, on the site of Brion at St Germain d'Esteuil visit the Soulac archaeological museum! the Cordouan Lighthouse, the Blanquefort Fortress, the Tower of Honour in Lesparre, or the Fort-Médoc in Cussac (classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site) which, along with the Blaye Citadel and the Fort Pâté and the Vauban lock, which protected Bordeaux from an attack coming in from the estuary !
Fall under the spell of Soulac sur Mer (500 neo-colonial-style villas), which became a seaside resort in 1849 when sea bathing came into fashion, and learn about the history of the Notre-Dame de la fin des terres basilica, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Baroque church of St Estèphe, the Romanesque apse of St Vivien-de-Médoc, the monumental church of Pauillac, the abbey and abbey church of Vertheuil with its Romanesque portal, or the listed site of St Raphael, in Avensan. galleries, awnings, porches.
Come and re-discover traditional crafts and age-old know-how through different itineraries / visits:
- the art of pottery at the Brick factory, in Brach
- the flour mill at the Moulin à vent, in Vensac
- the gemmage technique (pine tapping) during a workshop / guided tour in the heart of the forest.