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
Arsac is a commune in the Gironde department in southwestern France. Communes of the Gironde department INSEE
Barie is a commune in the Gironde department in southwestern France. Communes of the Gironde department INSEE
Bazas is a commune in the Gironde department in southwestern France. Bazas stands on a narrow promontory above the Beuve valley 60 km/37 mi southeast of Bordeaux and 40 km/25 mi southwest of Marmande; as Cossio, it was capital of the ancient tribe of the Vasates, under the Romans one of the twelve cities of Novempopulania, when it was known as Civitas VasaticaIn times it was capital of the district of Bazadais, was the seat of the bishop of the diocese of Bazas from at least the beginning of the 6th century until 1790. And for 250 years prior to 1057, the Bishop of Bazas bore the title of Bishop of Aire, Bayonne and Lescar. According to Gregory of Tours, Bazas had a bishop at the time of the Vandal invasion in the 5th century; the dedication of the cathedral to St. John the Baptist is explained in an account given by the same historian that a lady of Bazas, whom certain hagiographers of the 19th century believe to have been St. Veronica, brought from Palestine a relic of St. John the Baptist at the time of that saint's death.
Pope Urban II preached the crusade at Bazas. Bazas was a subprefecture until 1923; the town has a Gothic cathedral dating from the 13th to the 16th centuries, now part of Unesco's heritage sights. There are several old houses of the 16th century. Saturday morning markets are well worth seeing; the area is home to the Clementin Castles, built by Pope Clement V for himself and his family. You can visit around Bazas: Château de Roquetaillade Château de Villandraut Château de Fargues Château de Cazeneuve The vineyards of the vicinity produce white wine; the town carries on tanning and trade in the well-known Bazadais cattle. Bazas is by-passed by the Route nationale 524; the N524 forms part of 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, several upgrades were made to the road through Bazas to this end. Communes of the Gironde department INSEE This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Herbermann, Charles, ed..
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Abzac is a commune in the Gironde department in southwestern Metropolitan France. Communes of the Gironde department INSEE
Aubiac is a commune in the Gironde department in southwestern France. Communes of the Gironde department INSEE
Avensan is a commune in the Gironde department in southwestern France. Communes of the Gironde department INSEE