Explore the surroundings

La Vigne d'Or is surrounded by beautifully tended vineyards - and the main industry of the area is "viticulture" (wine making). The owner of the local vineyard will be happy to show you how the wine is made and - best of all - give you the chance to taste it!

Local amenities are only a 2 minute drive away in Pugnac (or a leisurely 25 minute walk or 10 minute bike ride). Here you will find a supermarket, tasty bistros, two bakeries for delicious croissants and baguettes, pharmacy, butcher, hairdresser, village bar...

The local Bastille town of Bourg-sur-Gironde is a five-minute drive away. This fortified village is built on a rock and overlooks the picturesque estuary of the Gironde. As you explore the village, you will find impressive buildings with beautiful architectural features at every turn. There is a lively little market every Sunday morning. It also has some excellent restaurants and cafés.

The town of Blaye is 10 minutes away with its impressive Citadel (UNESCO World Heritage Site) and fortress, built in the 17th century, keeping watch over the town. Louis XIV commissioned Vauban to strengthen the existing fortifications at the Citadel of Blaye to protect the city of Bordeaux. 
Throughout the year, there are festivals and events celebrating everything you can imagine, such as show-jumping, jazz, salt, flowers, onions, garlic, cheese and asparagus! There are markets on Wednesdays and Saturdays and numerous, cosy restaurants and cafés. Here you can buy and taste many of the local delicacies.

As you drive along the River Gironde, look out for the Roman villa and troglodyte settlement at Plassac. Once in Blaye, the port has a car ferry that crosses the estuary to the famous Medoc region and the Landes. From here you can visit all the famous wineries such as, St-Estèphe, Margaux, St-Julien etc.. Or cross the Medoc through the gently undulating Landes region and end up on the beautiful golden beaches of the Atlantic Ocean like Hourtin, Montalivet or Lacanau.

In the surrounding towns and villages, brocantes (antique markets) and vide-greniers (car boot markets) are often held. It is fun to rummage around the stalls looking for authentic French bargains - or just have a cup of coffee and watch everyone else search for something special.

Or visit Bordeaux, half an hour's drive away, and immerse yourself in this beautiful city that is also known as "Le Petit Paris". Markets, boulevards along the water, antique shops, good food, culture, the impressive Maison du Vin and so much more. Bordeaux will charm you! And did you know that Bordeaux is a bicycle-friendly city?

Do not hesitate and join us on a discovery tour and be surprised with trips to Cognac, St-Emillion, Bergerac, Arcachon and Dune du Pyla. Or visit Meschers-sur Gironde with its prehistoric sites and many other picturesque fishing villages along the Gironde.

We will be happy to help you discover the area to the full!