Médoc, 33190 Fontet, France
The Médoc district of Bordeaux is a naturally beautiful area of coastal lagoons, sand dunes, and pine forests located on the 45th parallel. It is also a global wine powerhouse and home to four of the world's most prestigious wine villages. There are around 16000 hectares of vineyards within this region. One of the beautiful places to spend your leisure time in the middle of nature.
Attractions near Médoc
The castle de Monbazillac is a unique and original architectural blend of medieval defensive fortifications and Renaissance exuberance. Set in the heart of the prestigious vineyard of the same name. It is an attractive wooded setting with far-reaching views across the region. The castle contains some finely decorated rooms and apartments.
The Basilica of Saint-Michel is a Catholic church located on Place Canteloup. This historic square was located close to the Pont de Pierre bridge. it features a cruciform church building and a separate bell tower. The impressing height of the tower makes it visible across much of Bordeaux. It is also a UNESCO world heritage site which was built at the end of the 14th century. One of the main pilgrimage centers in this area and also a tourist attraction too.
The Pont de Pierre is a masonry arched bridge crossing the Garonne river in Bordeaux. It connects the city center to the district of La Bastide, on the right bank. It was built by the order of Napoleon I between 1810 and 1822, was designed by engineers Claude Deschamps and Jean-Baptiste Basilide Billaudel. It has been listed as a historical monument since 2002. It was one of the architectural wonders of that time.
Cailhau Gate is a city gate in Bordeaux, in the French department of Gironde. It served as both a defensive door and a triumphal arch and has been listed as an ahistorical monument since 1883. it was the main entrance to the city from the port and give access to the Palais de l'Ombrière, the residence of the Dukes of Guyenne, then the seat of the Parliament of Bordeaux from 1462.
The Aquitaine museum brings together objects and documents related to the history of Bordeaux and Aquitaine , from prehistory to the contemporary era. it brings together the Jean-Moulin National Center in Bordeaux and the Goupil Museum , the collection of which it preserves. The different collections include more than 70,000 pieces. They retrace the history of Bordeaux and Aquitaine from prehistoric times to today.
The world's largest reflecting pool The "Miroir d'Eau" is less than 20 years old, but located just across from a monument nearly 3 centuries old. This spectacular pool, designed by landscape artist Michel Corajoud, alternates a mirror effect and artificial misting in an extraordinary way. A reflective granite floor with two-centimeter high water on it , makes the reflection. It is one of the prime attractions in this area.
Where is Médoc
Discover more attractions in Nouvelle-Aquitaine, where Médoc is located
The Nouvelle-Aquitaine region is the largest region of France with an area of 84,035.7 kilometer square. Tourism is an important sector in a region with significant assets, starting with a mild and sunny climate, wine tourism, many heritage sites, sandy beaches for surfers, and mountains for skiers.