“Bordeaux and Bordeaux Supérieur” is the world’s largest fine wine region, and produces red, white, rosé, clairet and sparkling crémant wine. It accounts for 55% of the entire Bordeaux wine region which is the largest French region of AOC (Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée) wine production, representing approximately 800 million bottles of wine per year. The internationally reputed Bordeaux vineyard occupies land in 500 of the 543 towns and villages in Gironde.
Bordeaux, capital of Gironde, has recently been registered as a UNESCO World Heritage site. It boasts an exceptional architectural heritage and elegant 18th century bourgeois buildings and alleys and streets lined with brassieres and wine bars. The Gironde is known for its Atlantic beaches, the picturesque charm of the Bay of Arcachon, the tang of fresh oysters and its châteaux. A countless number of forest tracks and an important network of cycle trails enable bikers and ramblers to discover the charms of the Gironde countryside.
For more information: Gironde Tourist Board
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