Saint Caprais de Bordeaux à 17km de Bordeaux, France
Château La Gontrie is located in the middle of the wine region known as the “Premières Côtes de Bordeaux”, on the right bank of the Garonne river.
The area offers multiple possibilities for sightseeing and entertainment, all within thirty minutes to two hours drive : Bordeaux, France’s most beautiful regional city.
Guided tours are available in English and the Maison du Vin offers wine tasting initiations.
On of France’s prime wine producing areas. This includes the regions of Pomerol, St Emilion, Sauternes, Graves, and the Medoc – visit the châteaux and taste the wine. The town of Cognac is little more than a one hour drive away.
Historic sites to visit include: the medieval village of St Macaire; the beautiful châteaux in Cadillac; Roquetaillade; or Labrède, the home of the great writer/philosopher Montesquieu.
The ocean with its beaches, such as Lacanau. Here one can surf, swim or just enjoy the sound of the waves.
The Arcachon basin with its yachts, restaurants and famous oyster beds.
Pyla, the biggest sand dune in Europe – 110 metres high.
Four of the biggest fresh water lakes in France where you can swim or rent a boat.
The Landes, the biggest forest in Europe stretching from Bordeaux almost to the Spanish border.
Aqualand, a fun park with a wide range of water games and activities.
The La Palmyre Zoo, one of the most attractive zoos in France.
Dordogne and Perigord: 2 hours drive from the main sites.
For any further information : you can also contact the Bordeaux tourism Office.