Your tourist guide to Gironde

Vendays-Montalivet, Cote d'Argent

Vendays-Montalivet, Cote d’Argent ©

The department of Gironde is situated in the region of Aquitaine, in the south-western part of the country. It is also the name of the beautiful navigable estuary, Gironde estuary which includes numerous islands. Among the highlights of the department are the following: Côte d’Argent with numerous towns and resort all along the coastline, Arcachon Bay, the beautiful city of Bordeaux, the beautiful commune of Langon and so on. If you find this introduction convincing, read the following article. It will serve as a great tourist guide to Gironde. I am absolutely sure that it is a worth visiting region and a memorable travel experience.

Côte d’Argent

As one of the highlights of the Gironde department, Côte d’Argent is a major tourist destination. There are numerous fantastic towns, communes and resorts along the coastline, including Lacanau, Vendays-Montalivet, Soulac-sur-Mer, Carcans and so on. The silver-like waters and gorgeous beaches with soft sand attract dozens of tourists each year. Côte d’Argent beach is considered the longest of Europe. The resort of Lacanau also attracts dozens of surfers due to the excellent waves. One of the seaside resorts, Soulac-sur-Mer is also famous for its World Heritage Site, the Notre-Dame-de-la-Fin-des-Terres Basilica.

Vendays-Montalivet, Cote d'Argent

Vendays-Montalivet, Cote d’Argent ©


Arcachon Bay

Another natural beauty is Arcachon Bay. It is famous for its fine beach and the commune of Arcachon is a popular resort among tourists. Besides the gorgeous beach, the commune is well-known for its beautiful houses. Such old houses are named Arcachon villas. Arcachon Bay is famous for including numerous natural preservation areas and Europe’s tallest sand dune named The Great Dune of Pyla.

The Great Dune of Pyla

The Great Dune of Pyla ©


The magnificent city of Bordeaux is one of the most attractive and best-known cities of France. It is also famous for being the most significant wine industry capital in the world. The city houses numerous excellent visitor attractions and the World Heritage Site, the historic part of Bordeaux. Some of the best landmarks and visitor attractions of this amazing city are the following: Place de la Bourse, Esplanade des Quinconces, Pont de pierre, Saint-André Cathedral, Grand Théâtre, Basilica of Saint Michael, Église Sainte-Croix and others. Bordeaux is absolutely a must-see of the department of Gironde.

Place de la Bourse, Bordeaux

Place de la Bourse, Bordeaux ©


The picturesque commune of Langon is a perfect destination for those who prefer peaceful atmosphere. The Château de Roquetaillade is its major sight and a historic monument of France. It is open to the public all year round and it is an extremely popular visitor attraction.


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