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 Gironde

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Properties for sale in Gironde

GirondeGironde is a coastal region of Aquitaine in south-west France, surrounded by the departments of Landes, Lot-et-Garonne, Dordogne, Charente-Maritime and the Atlantic Ocean on the west. Gironde is the largest department in France.

Gironde has almost 130 km of sandy beaches and is known as the Côte d’Argent (Silver Coast). There are also a series of lakes along the Gironde coastline, making this a popular area for water sports.

The Gironde estuary is the largest in Europe. Many rivers run across the centre of the department, through the fertile vineyards for which Gironde is probably best known. The town of Bordeaux is in the middle of the department.

The east of the department has 480,000 hectares of pine woodland popular with walkers and hikers

Quinconces fountain, Bordeaux, Gironde, Aquitaine3Bordeaux

Prefecture - Bordeaux

Places of Interest

Andernos, Carcans, Hourtin and Montalivet  – popular coastal resorts
Arcachon – coastal resort next to the Dune de Pilat (largest dune in Europe)
Aureilhan, Cazaux, Hourtin-Carcans, Lacanau, Parentis – inland lakes
Blaye – historic town
Bordeaux – city of culture and UNESCO world heritage site
Château de la Brede –impressive castle with a moat
Château de Malle – historic building with Italian style gardens
Creon, Cadillac, Libourne and Monsegur – bastide towns
Libourne and Saint-Emilion – historic towns and both UNESCO World Heritage Sites
Pauillac – center of the Medoc wine industry.
Soulac-sur-Mer – coastal beach resort with a 12thcentury abbey

Weather in Gironde

Travelling to Gironde

FerryTravelling to Gironde by Ferry

French Terminal St Malo Caen Le havre Roscoff Cherbourg Dieppe Calais Dunkerque
Approx. journey time to Bordeaux 5hr 15min 5hr 30min 6hr 10min 6hr 35min 6hr 45in 6hr 45min 7hr 55min 8hr 05min


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PlaneNearest Airports:

Airport Bordeaux Biarritz Pau
Approx. journey time to Bordeaux - 2hr 10min 3hr

 

 

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TrainTGV Stations in Aquitaine:

Arcachon, Bayonne, Biarritz, Bordeaux, Dax, Facture, Hendaye, Libourne, St-Jean-de-Luz