For wine lovers AUGUSTE offers two unmissable tours.
–La route des châteaux, that crosses the Médoc region is without doubt one of the most beautiful wine routes. Here one can find one of the most prestigious wine making territories in the world and a region where many châteaux were built. These Châteaux include those of Lafite Rothschild, Mouton Rothschild, Latour, and Margaux, to name just a few. A place where one can stumble between the classic wines produced in 1855 and Châteaux with unusual architectural styles. From medieval to neo-classic, English brick to egotism, many styles stand side by side.
A delight to one’s eyes and for one’s palette!
–Saint Emillion, situated in the heart of the Libournais, with its soft rolling vineyards and think, green countryside, is a small medieval town which was designated as a world heritage site by UNESCO in 1999. The town is also renowned around the world for its classic wines, wines that are synonymous with pleasure for the senses.
Some examples of the areas to visit in the Landes region:
–Le Courant d’Huchet, (Hutchet Common), also known as “l’Amazonie Landaise”, (Landaise Amazon), is a real umbilical cord between the l’Etang de Léon, (Léon Pool), and the Atlantic Ocean; rich in history, in traditions, and its fauna and flora. Gliding along in a Galupe, a small, traditional flat bottomed, boat, along a delightful stretch of water will allow you to discover a succession of marsh, bog, and dune landscapes, where numerous unexpected and protected animal species can be found to be nested. These species include over 200 species of bird, otters, mink, ash herons, terrapins, tortoises, and many different types of fish.
–Le Phare de Contis, (Contis Lighthouse), was built during the reign of Napoléon III and is at equal distance from both Biarritz and Arcachon. It is the only lighthouse in the Landes region and, from its height of 41.5 meters, offers you an exceptional panorama. On one side there is the immensity of the ocean and from the other the grandeur of the Landaise forest.
–L’Estacade de Capbreton, (Capbreton Jetty), is a wooden jetty, 189m in length, constructed in 1858, that lets you walk straight out into the Atlantic Ocean.
Some examples of the areas to visit in the Basque Country, (Pays Basque), region:
–Le Phare de Biarritz, (Biarritz Lighthouse), erected between 1831 – 1834, towering 73 metres above sea-level, it dominates the Cap Saint Martin which marks the separating line between the sands of the Landes region and the rocky Basque Country, (Pays Basque).
–La Corniche Basque, (Basque Cliff-road), which stretches out over 8 kilometres, between the Socca lighthouse at Ciboure and the town of Hendaye. The natural landscapes which can be seen from the cliffs are spectacular.
–La Cathédral Sainte-Marie, (Sainte Marie Cathedral), is placed on the top of the hill that dominates the two rivers which flow through the heart of the old town of Bayonne, l’Adour and the Nive. Classed as a historical monument in 1862, the cathedral was made a world heritage site by UNESCO in 1998, alongside the Chemins de Saint-Jacques-de-Compostelle, (pathways of Saint-Jacques-de-Compostelle), which can be found by its side.
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