Things to do in the Region 


There are so many to pick from!

Wine tourism, of course…

The gite is conveniently located just a few kilometers down the road from the greatest Pessac LéognanMédoc is not far away and Saint-Emilion/Libourne and  Bordeaux’s other wine regions can be seen in an easy half-day excursion.

And there are many other things to see and do!


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The city of Bordeaux, whose superb historic center is classified as a UNESCO World Heritage site.

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And, very close by, the town of Pessac, where the Ducourt family is from, who acquired the Monsalut estate in 1916. Its prestigious wine châteaux such as Haut-Brion or Pape Clément, its 19th and 20th century houses ... Pessac

Also, the arcaded Bastide villages of Entre-Deux-Mers, the castles of La Brede (Montesquieu), the chateaux of Montaigne, Malle, Roquetaillade and many others.

  • Gironde is a rich mother lode of cycling, with more than 600 km of bicycle paths.

Lovers of hiking have 4,200 km of hiking paths to choose from, and right outside the gite, the communal park of Monsalut, with its ponds, iron-rich springs, and the exercise and orienteering course.

Golfers can use the superb Pessac Golf course only 4 km away.

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