Guided walking tour : old village of Bourg-Sur-Gironde

Bourg Sur Gironde

Come and discover the ancient village of Bourg sur Gironde and its little stories that often echo the main one! Follow me to meet great characters such as Louis XIV


Visit Bourg-Sur-Gironde: an ancient village rich in anecdotes but no longer on the Gironde!

The village of Bourg sur Gironde is no longer on the Gironde indeed... because of the sediments brought by the Garonne here and which, by accumulating, inexorably move the confluence between the Garonne and the Dordogne downstream... Because of its strategic position, the small city has known many episodes  in the past...

Revisiting French History through the informal stories of Bourg sur Gironde

But Bourg offers above all a multitude of anecdotes that are opportunity to revisit the French History through the setting of a typical village of our countryside... From the port to the upper town on the cliff, from the Roman Empire to WW II and the Fronde revolts, let me take you to the discovery of Bourg sur Gironde, a charming village on the banks of the Dordogne River.

Between upper and lower town of Bourg sur Gironde

let's walk along the ramparts... Through our guided tour, discover the surprising history of the shipyards of Bourg or the explosion of an oil depot during the Liberation... Come to meet François Daleau, a prehistoric emeritus or Leo Lagrange, famous politician native of the village or Louis XIV, still too young to carry this title when he stayed here in Bourg sur Gironde.

It is indeed a two-level city. The noble upper town, sheltered behind its ramparts, develops on its rocky promontory. We will find beautiful 18th century buildings. At the bottom, it is the port and merchant part. The port of Bourg sur Gironde was very active in the past: manufacture of bottles, wine exportation business, stones from Bourg area, fishing and shipyards shared the space. It houses an old wash-house dating from 1828 which is certainly one of the most beautiful in the region.

Then why not finish our tour to the new wine bar for a wine-tasting of Côtes de Bourg? The local wine is nicknamed "Spicy Bordeaux" because of its spicy notes coming from the unusual proportions of the Malbec grape variety in the blends...

  • The services of a licensed tour guide for a guided tour up to 2 hours
  • Entrances fees to horse-drawn carriages museum
  • Wine tasting at the wine bar of the local wine-makers from Côtes de Bourg
  • Local sweet pastry Figue de Bourg tasting