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33123 Le Verdon-sur-Mer, France
France’s most famous and oldest-working lighthouse, the 225-foot-high Cordouan is a gorgeous limestone masterpiece that for centuries has protected mariners at the mouth of the Gironde. An innovator in lighting technology, it was also so elaborate...
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Lining the banks of the estuary, many hundreds of traditional fishing huts on stilts called carrelets are an indelible image of the Gironde, and take their name from the square nets that jut over the water. Many are not as simple as they appear,...
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5 Rue Lucien Teyssier, 33250 Pauillac, France
One of the region’s finest old wine towns whose local vintners include Château Lafite Rothschild and Château Latour, Paulliac sits on a waterfront lined with old villas that hint of long ago wealth gained from wine trade. Filled mostly with...
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4 La Sirène, 33390 Saint-Androny, France
Lying just off the town of Paulliac, the Île de Patiras is an oblong island with a handsome, fully-restored lighthouse that was built under Napoléon III. Sailing past this former quarantine site affords a close up view of the seagrasses and...
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2 Espl. de la Citadelle, 33390 Blaye, France
An entire group of structures by Louis XIV’s great 17th-century military architect and engineer Vauban are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. With four bastions surrounding 90 acres of terrain, Blaye Citadel is the major fortress in a trio that includes...