Whether your interests are historical, gastronomical or the enjoyment of the outdoors the Gironde is full of things to do.

Wine and gastronomy:

The Pigeonnier du Puy is situated in the heart of France’s most famous  wine making region. As you travel the roads you will be able to visit some of the most famous vineyards – Medoc , Saint-Emilion , Sauternes , Graves, Entre -Deux-Mers ,Cotes de Blaye ,Cotes de Bourg, Libournais. Or you can walk over to the neighboring vineyard just two hundred yards away and buy an award winning bottle from the owners.

As it is known for its wine, the Gironde is also known for its wonderful food. You can find restaurants with fine food around any corner and eat the regions most prized dishes. Alternatively you can go any number of markets and choose from the freshest produce, cheeses, preserves and other delicacies.


The country side of the Gironde offers a patchwork of vineyards, fruit orchards and small medieval towns making it beautiful to take in, whether you are Canoeing, cycling or walking. The area is dotted with lakes where you may fish and sail.

For those interested in a day trip to the ocean why not visit the amazing Dune de Pyla (the biggest sand dune in Europe) and the seaside town of Arcachon with its winter quarter with its beautiful old 19th century houses. .

Festival Du Swing : First week of July

Every year the world of jazz and swing comes to Monsegur for three days and nights of music. Walk through the town, sample a wide variety of local cuisine and listen to a mixture of street groups or acclaimed musicians under the central town square.

To learn more about the festival and to make reservations go to:

Parc des expositions de Bordeaux-Lac

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