Tourism in Gironde
Looking for a charming vacation destination? The Gironde has it all: vineyards as far as the eye can see, castles in the background, incredible sandy beaches, rich and tasty cuisine, lots of fun activities… And let’s not forget its superb towns with a thousand attractions. Plan your stay in Gironde!
Characteristic landscapes of the southwest
Take advantage of your vacation to admire the breathtaking landscapes of the southwest. Not to be missed: the famous Banc d’Arguin, a short stroll through this beautiful nature reserve in the middle of the Arcachon Basin.
To continue your visit, what about discovering Europe’s highest sand dune? The Dune du Pilat is waiting for you! Situated just a stone’s throw from the Arcachon basin, it stretches over several kilometers with a magnificent panoramic view of the ocean!
The Médoc regional nature park is also a must! Its splendidly varied landscapes are well worth a visit, with vineyards, marshes and pine forests…
Another must-see near Gironde: the Landes de Gascogne regional nature park. Pine forests, lakes and peat bogs punctuate the landscape. What’s more, the park is just 20 minutes from the popular Arbre d’Or campsite near Gironde, the ideal place to stay in south-west France.
Places of interest in the region
Bordeaux specialities to sample
One of the reasons to visit Gironde is its rich and tasty gastronomy! Treat your taste buds to the creamy meat from Bazas and its Bordelaise-style sauce with a light, nutty flavour – a delight! Take advantage of your vacation to fill up on fresh se afood: oysters from the Arcachon Basin, Aquitaine caviar, fish from the mouth of the Gironde…
How about ending your gourmet escapade with a little sweetness? Try the famous puits d’amour, a delicious dessert made with jam and custard. Got room for one more? Reserve it for the cannelé, an exquisite cake lightly flavoured with vanilla and rum, a real explosion of flavours in the mouth! Don’t hesitate to shop in the markets of the Bassin d’Arcachon to stock up on all these specialties before your return.