The villages were first built around the vine. A trip to our region would be inconceivable without one or more visits to châteaux or wine cellars.
This traditional wine-growing region boasts 8 Appellations d'Origine Contrôlée and over 750 crus, some of which are world-famous, such as Saint-Estèphe, Pauillac and Saint-Julien.
But the Médoc is also a veritable museum of architecture, with its châteaux and chartreuses born of the vine, from every era and in every style, testifying to the vocation of the men and women who worked the vines and made the wine.
The area around Soulac is also rich in heritage! The seaside resort of Montalivet and its famous market, the historic Cordouan lighthouse, Lake Hourtin, ideal for family outings, and so many other charming, bucolic villages...