Near Bordeaux, Bourg is a medieval village classified as an “Ancient Village”.
Discover Bourg medieval town close to Bordeaux, on the banks of the Dordogne, at 5 minutes from Secret de la Corniche. It is known for its charming medieval town centre. Its vineyards and its magnificent natural scenery are lovely. All in all, a stay at Le Secret de la Corniche is an excellent opportunity to discover Bourg medieval town close to Bordeaux, its history, culture, nature and gastronomy. At only 50 min from Bordeaux, you have to visit it! It is also a village where you can go from the Secret de la Corniche walking or cycling.
Our suggestions to discover Bourg, medieval village close to Bordeaux.
Here are a few suggestions to help you discover Bourg :
- First, explore the medieval town centre! Bourg is perched on a rocky outcrop overlooking the waters of the Dordogne. The village is classified as an “ancient village”. it has a well-preserved medieval town centre, with cobbled streets, stone houses and the citadel park. Moreover, it has a museum of horse-drawn carriages, underground passageways and troglodytic vats from the Second World War. You can stroll through the narrow streets, admire the old buildings. Go down and admire the port and its magnificent covered wash-house.
- Then, discover the vineyards of Bourg! The Bourg region is famous for its vineyards, the Côtes de Bourg, which produce famous red and white wines. You can visit the local vineyards and châteaux to taste the wines. Learn more about the region’s wine production!
- Admire also the natural scenery! Bourg is known as the “Little Switzerland of Gironde”. Set in a beautiful natural area, with hills, valleys, rivers and marshes. You can hike, cycle or electric bike from the village tourist office. Discover the local flora and fauna, as well as the picturesque surrounding villages.
- To finish, taste the local cuisine! The Bourg region is famous for its traditional cuisine, including estuary prawns, meat dishes and Figue de Bourg, a local confection made from chocolate figs and marzipan. There are some very good restaurants where you can sample our South-Western gastronomy, as well as the Sunday morning markets.