To the east, is the land of country houses, St Foy, Bergerac and the Perigord. The architecture of Sainte Foy la Grande, Pellegrue and Monsegur is inspired by Gallo-Roman grid patterns, each with a central square typical of the late thirteenth century. Absolutely charming and not to be missed!
Continuing our route over the river Dordogne, the next step takes us to the land of Castillon-Pujols and the famous battle that gave its name to the town of Castillon!
A land of history receiving travellers is an ingrained tradition, life in the country of Castillon-Pujols is based around the omnipresent and majestic river Dordogne, with an exceptional natural and architectural heritage. Culinary specialities and prestigious vineyards, scenic beauty, quality and diversity of leisure activities, and of course, in July and August, the fabulous recreation of the famous battle of Castillon.
A little further along the meandering Dordogne, is the Branne country. Entering the wine region known as Entre-Deux-Mers, beautiful scenery welcomes you, which you'll be delighted to discover on foot or by bike along the many country trails and cycle paths, or on the river itself in a kayak or "Rabaska" Canadian canoe.
At the gates of the city of Libourne, it's in Fronsac that we finish this great discovery tour of Libournais country! On the right bank of the Dordogne, the hills form beautiful slopes open to the south, the natural feature that has made the vine such a privileged culture. Four wine appellations are spread across this rugged geological area: Canon-Fronsac, Fronsac, Bordeaux and Bordeaux Supérieur.
The hilly terrain offers lots of opportunities to lose yourself in the beautiful countryside, following hiking trails between vines and oak forests. Lots of gorgeous old buildings and ruins lie along the wayside between the beautiful wine estates! The views over the Libourne countryside and Dordogne valley are breathtaking, with panoramic views over the jigsaw puzzle of fields which make up the best vineyards in the world!