In Bordeaux, the history of the wine industry can be traced back to the creamy-hued limestone buildings lining the Garonne riverfront, from the Chartrons district, where ships loaded with barrels would set off for the seas, to the voluptuous silhouette of the Cité du Vin, inaugurated in 2016, where visitors may partake in a modern, eclectic vision of wine.
Upon leaving Bordeaux, the sinewy roads leading to the Médoc embark visitors upon an unimaginable journey. The Route des Châteaux leaves indelible memories of magnificent edifices and gardens surrounded by meticulously tended grapevines, where nature and the hand of man express themselves in perfect harmony.
Further north, the majestic pagodas of Cos d’Estournel finally reveal themselves at a bend in the road. Singular and exotic, the home of the Maharajah of Saint-Estèphe is a veritable palace entirely dedicated to winemaking. It does not leave indifferent.