Discover the right bank! Discover medieval villages such as Saint-Macaire, Rions, Cadillac and surrounding castles.

Saint-Macaire is a must for anyone who wants to admire a rich heritage. This charming medieval town is full of typical alleys lined with beautiful old houses. In particular, its arcaded square, named Mercadiou, is lined with medieval houses pierced with double bays and Renaissance-style houses adorned with glazed windows. A delightfully picturesque place that deserves a look for a moment, if only to contemplate the magnificent facade of the former Henri IV relay station.

The small town of Gironde, Rions (secret place) is located on the RD10, about 30 kilometers south of Bordeaux, at the foot of the slopes of the right bank of the Garonne, in the heart of the Première Côtes de Bordeaux vineyard. Its past is rich with more than 1000 years of history. Involved in the events of the Hundred Years War, occupied by the British since the middle of the 13th century, Rions was liberated in 1295 by Charles de Valois.

The city-county of Cadillac is ideally located in the center of a world famous wine region. This bastide town, founded in 1280 by Jean de Grailly, representative of the King of England, has preserved its medieval structure, which can be discovered by following the interpretive path. You can also stop at the port of Cadillac on the Garonne, where you can see beautiful boats and even cruises.

Chateaux to visit in the surrounding area:

Château du Cros, famous property of red, dry white and sweet wines on the banks of the Garonne in the commune of Loupiac, 40 kilometers south of Bordeaux. The history of Château du Cros is closely linked to that of the English Guyenne.

Perched on the top of the hill overlooking the left bank of the Bordeaux Garonne, it offers an exceptional view of Gironde, the panorama encompassing the city of Bordeaux at the Landes forest. This vineyard is one of the rare Bordelais to operate a 100-year-old plot of 1 ha (1907). Several activities are available to you in the estate:

Visits of the property, barrel cellars, tasting of 4 wines to choose from between red, dry and sweet white and stroll through the vineyards to the Medieval castle.

Treasure Hunt in the Vineyards

Ghosts haunt the walls of the Château du Cros. To free the ruins, search, manipulate, observe, thwart sensory puzzles and codes. A playful and fun way to discover an area. A tasting of 3 wines will end your adventure. Duration: 1h30. Monday to Friday by appointment. Information

Blending workshop – Create your own bottle of Bordeaux wine

Live a unique experience: visit, make, bottle and take away your personalized wine! The visit takes place in 3 stages: visit of the property + tasting of 3 wines + blending workshop.

Duration: 2 hours. Monday to Saturday by appointment. Information

Wine/Cheese Pairing

Wine and cheese pairing with an introduction to tasting including 3 glasses of wine and a visit.

  • 3 glasses of wine of your choice between:
  • 3 white wines
  • 3 sweet wines
  • 3 red wines
  • 3 colors with culinary pairings.

Visit of the estate to enjoy a panorama in Gironde, a viewpoint where 5 appellations of sweet wines can be observed at the same time.

Duration: 2 hours. Monday to Saturday by appointment. Information

Open all year round from Monday to Friday: 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. In July and August, Saturday is included by appointment.