Barsac is a commune on the left bank of the Garonne river in the Gironde department in southwestern France. Barsac is located 37 km upstream the Garonne river of Bordeaux; the town gives its name to a wine making Barsac AOC, that produces sweet white wines. The town and its vineyards are separated from the area of Sauternes to the south by the Ciron river, whose cooling effect is of key importance in encouraging the annual action of the Botrytis fungus on the Sémillon grapes; the area is marginally flatter than its neighbour and its wines are considered to be marginally lighter. The area is however permitted to use the Sauternes appellation. Producers from the area include the First Growths Château Climens, Château Coutet. Venerable Marie-Thérèse de Lamourous, a French Lay-woman, member of the underground Church during the French Revolution, foundress of the Sister of the Miséricorde of Bordeaux. French wine Bordeaux wine Communes of the Gironde département Bordeaux wine regions INSEE Official website
Bommes is a commune in the Gironde department in Nouvelle-Aquitaine in southwestern France. Bommes is located in the Sauternes wine appellation of Bordeaux. Communes of the Gironde department INSEE
Gironde is a department in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region of southwest France. It is named after a major waterway; the Bordeaux wine region is in the Gironde. Gironde is one of the original 83 departments created during the French Revolution on 4 March 1790, it was created from parts of the former provinces of Gascony. From 1793 to 1795, the department's name was changed to Bec-d'Ambès to avoid the association with the revolutionary party, the Girondists. Gironde is part of the current region of Nouvelle-Aquitaine and is surrounded by the departments of Landes, Lot-et-Garonne and Charente-Maritime and the Atlantic Ocean on the west. With an area of 10,000 km², Gironde is the largest department in metropolitan France. If overseas departments are included, Gironde's land area is dwarfed by the 83,846 km² of French Guiana. Gironde is well known for the Côte d'Argent beach, Europe's longest, attracting many surfers to Lacanau each year, it is the birthplace of Jacques-Yves Cousteau who studied the sea and all forms of life in water.
The Great Dune of Pyla in Arcachon Bay near Bordeaux is the tallest sand dune in Europe. The President of the General Council is Jean-Luc Gleyze of the Socialist Party. Cantons of the Gironde department Communes of the Gironde department Arrondissements of the Gironde department Bordeaux wine regions General Council website Prefecture website Gironde at Curlie Tourism Office website
Captieux is a commune in the Gironde department in Nouvelle-Aquitaine in southwestern France. It lies near the border with the Lot-et-Garonne departments; the commune is in the east of the Parc naturel régional des Landes de Gascogne. Between 1950 and 1967, there was an American army base and a large ammunition storage near the village; the Itinéraire à Grand Gabarit, a route, modified to allow its use by the oversize road convoys conveying body sections and wings of the Airbus A380 airliner, bypasses Captieux using a specially created private track about 1 kilometre to the east of the village. Communes of the Gironde department Parc naturel régional des Landes de Gascogne INSEE
The Landes is a department in southwestern France. Landes is one of the original 83 departments that were created during the French Revolution on 4 March 1790, it was created from parts of the provinces of Gascony. During the first part of the nineteenth century large parts of the department were covered with poorly drained heathland, the origin of its name; the vegetation covered rich soil and was periodically burned off, leaving excellent pasturage for sheep, which around 1850 are thought to have numbered between 900,000 and 1,000,000 in this area. The sheep were managed by shepherds who moved around on stilts and became proficient at covering long distances thus supported. Most of the sheep departed during the second half of the nineteenth century when systematic development of large pine plantations transformed the landscape and the local economy. One of the most famous citizens of the Landes was the nineteenth-century French economist Frederic Bastiat; the Nobel Prize–winning novelist François Mauriac set his novels in the Landes.
The Landes is part of the current region of Nouvelle-Aquitaine and is surrounded by the departments of Gironde, Lot-et-Garonne and Pyrénées-Atlantiques, as well as the Atlantic Ocean on the west. With an area stretching over more than 9000 km², Landes is, after Gironde, the second largest department of the metropolitan French territory, it is well known for the Côte d'Argent beach, Europe's longest, attracts many surfers to Mimizan and Hossegor each year. It is home to a château called Château de Gaujacq, built in 1686; the President of the General Council is Xavier Fortinon. In terms of agriculture, the Landes is known for its large pine forest, the raw material for a timber and resin industries in the region; the forest was planted in the early nineteenth century to prevent erosion of the region's sandy soil by the sea. Cantons of the Landes department Communes of the Landes department Arrondissements of the Landes department Prefecture website Conseil Général website Landes at Curlie
Ciron is a commune in the Indre department in central France. It is notable for its twelfth-century lanterne des morts, Eglise Saint-Georges, the chateau Romefort by the picturesque river La Creuse. An abandoned railroad goes through the village south of national route D951, which bisects the village; the commune is located in the parc naturel régional de la Brenne. The river La Creuse borders the commune to the south. There is one bridge crossing over La Creuse in Ciron that connects the commune with the medieval chateau of Romefort, which dates from the era of the Hundred Year War between the English and the French crowns. Romefort consists of the donjon and a residential wing, there is the ruins of a notable attached watermill by the Creuse river. Communes of the Indre department INSEE
Langon is a commune in the Gironde department in Nouvelle-Aquitaine in southwestern France. Langon serves as the seat of its district and subprefecture, its inhabitants are called Langonnais. Langon is in the northern part of the department 48 km southeast of Bordeaux on the left bank of the Garonne river, it lies near the forest of Landes. Louis Beaulieu, catholic priest, martyr in Korea Thomas Boudat Thomas Boudat Caroline Delas André Demptos Louis Ducos du Hauron Benjamin Fall Martine Faure Édouard Lafargue Pierre de La Montagne Pierre Lees-Melou Raymond Oliver Jean Sentuary Patrick Zygmanowski, classical pianist Traditionally it was a stop on the Bordeaux-Toulouse route. Itinéraire à Grand GabaritLangon is a pivotal point in the Itinéraire à Grand Gabarit, the waterway and road route constructed to allow the transportation of the fuselage sections and wings of the Airbus A380 airliner to the final assembly point in Toulouse; these components are brought to Langon by barge, where they are transferred at a specially constructed dock to outsize road vehicles.
These proceed in convoy via an indirect southerly route to Toulouse. Rail Langon has a trainstation chère toi can go to Bordeaux or Agen. On school terms, there is trains on mornings and evenings to Bordeaux and small towns and villages. A visit to Château de Roquetaillade, historical monument is a must; this is a public space Communes of the Gironde department INSEE