The Gironde on foot

Bastides and Abbeys

This 98 km route crosses this vast region between Garonne and Dordogne known as Entre-deux-Mers.

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From the slopes of Bouliac to Monségur, the paths cross hilly landscapes where forests, vineyards, small smiling valleys alternate... A treat for hikers who love beautiful spaces and heritage...

Bastides et Abbayes

De Bouliac, on its hillside overlooking the Garonne valley and the city of Bordeaux, the hiker joins Cenac then Creon. The bastide created at the crossroads of paths retains its square central square lined with arcades dominated by the town hall.

Next stop, La Sauve: lAbbaye de la Sauve-Majeure with its majestic ruins (and its remarkable sculpted capitals), then theChurch of St. Peter, with carved and painted decoration, are one of the high places of the Compostelan pilgrimage (UNESCO).

Bastides et Abbayes

then looms Rauzan, a medieval village nestled around its church, in the shadow of the powerful keep of its feudal castle, one of the most important fortresses in the Gironde.

Bastides et Abbayes

Then comes Blasimon, the latest of the bastides, unfinished. It retains its medieval covers: there is the town hall, a classic construction with its arcades. The abbey and the Saint-Nicolas church are renowned for their sculpted Romanesque portal (one of the most beautiful in the department) and right next to it, for its conventual buildings.

Abbaye de Blasimon

Then comes Sauveterre-de-Guyenne, a very remarkable country house with four main streets overlooking the four fortified city gates, whose central square is punctuated by vast covered spaces.
Castelmoron-d'Albret, the smallest town in France, perched on its rock, then extends its arms to you: the small streets and its very picturesque buildings will seduce you!

Bastides et Abbayes

The journey ends at Monsegur, country house overlooking the Drot valley, with streets lined with old half-timbered houses. On the square, a cast iron and glass hall does not go unnoticed.

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