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
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Le Barp is a municipality in the Southwest of France that has 5410 inhabitants. It is located in the Department of Gironde in the Region of Nouvelle Aquitaine, it is located in the Landes Forest, on the territory of the Landes de Gascogne Regional Nature Park. Le Barp has a special geographic situation because it is located between Bordeaux and Arcachon Bay which are two tourist destinations; the inhabitants are called the «Barpais». Today, there are 5,410 inhabitants in Le Barp. Le Barp is located on the territory of the Landes de Gascogne Regional Nature Park, near the Val de l’Eyre; the adjacent municipalities of Le Barp are Cestas in the North, Saucats in the North East, Saint-Magne in the South East, Belin-Béliet In the South, Salles in the South West and Mios in the West. Le Barp is located on the D1010 national road and close to the A63 motorway; the town was founded around the hospital that existed in the thirteenth century instead of the current church and which did not survive the abandonment of the pilgrimage.
Le Barp is on the way from Tours to Santiago de Compostela and many pilgrims go through Le Barp every year. It is a part of its history; this former hospital was an important stop for pilgrims. To the Revolution, the Saint-Jacques parish formed the commune of Le Barp. Most of the primary activity is oriented towards the exploitation of the forest that covers a large part of the municipal territory; the company Planasa produces strawberries and small red fruits and exports and markets plants. Le Barp is famous for its production of its cooking recipes; the Aquitaine Scientific and Technical Design Centre of the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission is located in the north of the municipal territory. The Saint-Jacques Church was rebuilt during the second part of the 19th century, it has a bell tower dating from the 18th century. Le Barp, situated on the territory of the Landes de Gascogne Regional Park, participates in the Contemporary Art Forest Project, it hosts a contemporary work of art like several other neighboring municipalities.
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