For lovers of indoor travel and for those who appreciate art, history and gastronomy, this is a very special trip. We will discover the most famous castles and vineyards of Bordeaux, in France. Get ready to discover amazing places and to know why it is interesting to organize a trip like this.
The attractions of BordeauxBordeaux- S-F
Bordeaux It is one of the most important cities in the country. Fundamentally because of the history it hides behind its foundations and in its streets. Also for the beauty of the region of which it is capital and for the culture and traditions that remain here.
It is sometimes called "little Paris" and every year it receives thousands of tourists from all over the world. Many, in addition to their history, get carried away by another of Bordeaux's great attractions: Wine! But where are the Bordeaux's most famous castles and vineyards?
The most famous castles and vineyards of Bordeaux
In case you did not know, in the Bordeaux area wine production began in the castles. It is in its surroundings where most of the growing areas are located. Total, in the region there are more than 12,000 hectares of vineyards.
Thanks to them, about 700 million bottles of wine are produced per year. Its high quality makes Bordeaux wine considered one of the most delicious in the world. We will now know some of the places where the grapes are grown and the broths are made.
1. Pape Clement CastlePape Clement Castle - Norman27 / Flcikr.com
It stands out among the most famous castles and vineyards of Bordeaux. A historic estate with a beautiful Gothic building surrounded by gardens and vines. Its name is due to Pope Clement V, who was archbishop of Bordeaux and owner of the vineyards.
This castle is in the Pessac region. Its origins date back to the 17th century and is surrounded by thirty hectares of vineyards. Obviously, it is not a huge and majestic castle, since its function was different. However, every detail of its construction was carefully designed.
2. Beychevelle CastleBeychevelle Castle - PA / Wikimedia Commons
It is a castle built during the 16th century, belonging to the municipality of Saint-Julien-Beychevelle. It is another of the most famous castles and vineyards of Bordeaux and one of the most popular, due to the wine it produces since the 18th century. It currently belongs to a Japanese company.
What makes this castle more special is that It is surrounded by a botanical garden inspired by Versailles. Ideal for a walk during your visit. In its surroundings you can enjoy a total of 90 hectares of vineyards and unique plant species: sequoia, maple, cherry, walnut ...
3. Lagrange CastleCastillo Lagrange - Rodrigo SEPÚLVEDA SCHULZ / Flickr.com
It is very close to the previous castle. But it is much more extensive, since It has a total of 120 hectares of vineyards. Its simple appearance and surrounded by nature, you will undoubtedly love it.
Possibly one of the stops that most delight your palate, although remember: French wines are of quality! Therefore, its price can sometimes be somewhat high. As with the previous castle, Lagranje is in the hands of a Japanese company.
Bordeaux wine routeVineyards - Dick Kenny
In addition to showing you the most famous castles and vineyards in Bordeaux, we want to give you some advice. It is interesting to visit all these places, but If you are interested in tasting a good wine, we advise you to visit wineries. Throughout Bordeaux you have plenty of options available.
Of course, being small, it is advisable to make an appointment in advance. It doesn't matter whether it is a winery or a castle: they are smaller and due to the demand of travelers, it is difficult to find a place. Finally, we advise you to include in your wine route a visit to the wineries of Margaux Castle. You will not regret!
"Wine is sunlight, united by water."
And here ends our route through the most famous castles and vineyards of Bordeaux. As in France, in Spain there is also an excellent wine production And you have a wide choice of vineyards to visit. Get ready to discover different places, while enjoying the best flavors. It is the best!