GUIDE TO GIRONDE

THE BEST THINGS TO DO IN GIRONDE

Bordeaux is the capital of Gironde in the Nouvelle Aquitaine region. Home to the the world famous wine regions of the Medoc & St-Emilion Wine. Not to mention the stunning Bassin d'Arcachon and Dune du Pilat on the Atlantic Coast.

02/04/2019
DUNE DU PILAT - How to get there?

HOW TO GET TO THE DUNE DU PILAT FROM BORDEAUX?

If you are passing through the region of Gironde there is a great day trip out to the Bay of Arcachon (Bassin d’Arcachon). Namely, a visit […]
24/12/2018
Christmas in Bordeaux

HOW TO CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS IN GIRONDE

In Gironde we don’t usually get to experience Christmas in the snow. However, we do get to partake in a variety of gastronomic experiences. Here is my […]
21/12/2018
Ice Skating in Gironde France

ICE-SKATING AND SLEDDING IN GIRONDE

Looking to get into the Christmas spirit with some ice-skating or sledding in Gironde? It’s true, Gironde isn’t renowned for it’s snow fall or super frosty […]
12/12/2018
Gironde Estuary Tour - Bordeaux Expats

EXPLORING THE GIRONDE ESTUARY

The Gironde Estuary is the largest in Europe and holds many secrets. Namely, the Right Bank is a an amazing treasure trove of hidden gems. Written […]
24/10/2018

100 Years Past: Traces of the American Landing in Gironde

To mark the 100th anniversary of the end of WWI, Bordeaux Expats and Sud Ouest take an in depth-look at Bordeaux’s pivotal role in winning the […]
22/08/2018

WHAT’S THE BEACH IN THE LANDES REGION?

With just over a week to go before ‘la rentrée’, there’s still plenty of time to head to the beach. Sud Ouest recently held a poll […]
16/08/2018

CYCLE TRACKS NEAR BORDEAUX

Bordeaux was voted the world’s 6th most cycle-friendly city in 2017 and has a colossal selection of routes for the budding cyclist. The boucle vert covers […]
01/08/2018

Mad Hatter’s Wonderland Festival

Not too far from Bordeaux, Glyn & Charlotte Chubb with their two sons decided to move to France 11 years ago. This was after finding a […]
10/07/2018

It’s all gone Indiana Jones – Adventure Canoeing near Bordeaux!

For years now we’ve been hitting the paradise beaches and crystal clear warm water of Lac Cazaux (officially the Étang de Cazaux et de Sanguinet!). And the […]
27/10/2017

Family Day Out – Amusement Park – La Coccinelle

With the school holidays under way, parents surely must be going out of their heads with the kids hanging around the house all day. A relatively […]