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Selection of gites to celebrate Christmas in Gironde!

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This year you receive the whole little family for the end of year celebrations? Choose a gite in Gironde!
A large living room, an open kitchen to prepare meals together, beds for all, what more could you ask for? A real cozy nest, they are perfect for large families looking for authentic moments. Here is our selection, concocted with love and in collaboration with Gîtes de France®️. 
Happy Holidays to all !

Sharecropper - Laroche, Entre-deux-Mers region

A cottage to share moments with family

The first favorite cottage of this year is located in the former housing of the sharecroppers of an 4th century winegrowers' castle. In the heart of Entre-deux-Mers, XNUMX km from Cadillac, your stay will be gourmet and epicurean, without a doubt. The breathtaking view over the Garonne valley and its hillsides will make everyone agree. Inside, the space is designed for your moments of conviviality: open kitchen, living room with fireplace, large sofa... And sleeping level, there is room for everyone! How not to crack?

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For the holidays in Entre-deux-Mers, we recommend white wine and Lillet. They will certainly go well with your oysters, or even your fish. To impress your guests, start preparing a cocktail based on Lillet, tonic and raspberries. Instant wow effect!

Trips and curiosities

Between the Garonne and the Dordogne, the Bordeaux hinterland can be explored in particular by bicycle. On the Roger Lapébie cycle path or the Canal des 2 Mers à vélo®, there is no shortage of nuggets. Between theLa Sauve-Majeure abbey, the Bastide of Sauveterre-de-Guyenne, La Réole (town of Art and History), you will be spoiled for choice. On foot, the walks from the gîte will be punctuated by hilly vineyard landscapes, with unique viewpoints. Be careful, you won't want to leave.

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Lodging Domaine de Lorette - Saint-Michel-de-Lapujade, Between-two-Seas

A cottage to take a break

This magnificent gite for 15 people puts the dishes in the big ones so that you spend incredible end-of-year celebrations. The 450 m² of absolute comfort are yours: a large covered terrace for chatting, a children's area for having fun, a library for reading or even a billiard table for challenging yourself. Something to delight the whole tribe.
Ideally located in the heart of the Entre-Deux-Mers, the Domaine de Lorette is above all a nature break. You might even come face to face with the owners of the place: donkeys and goats. But shh, we won't tell you more...

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Domain of Lorette

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How about taking advantage of our winter walks to add a Gironde specialty to our holiday meal? A few kilometers from the gite is the town of Grignols. Here, a dozen breeders offer particularly tasty poultry: the Capon de Grignols. Accompanied by chestnuts or potatoes, this emblematic dish from the South of Gironde will delight your guests.

Trips and curiosities

During your stay, treat yourself to sweet moments walking through the vineyards and woods surrounding the gîte. If you go in the direction of Langon and Bazas, the whole of the South-Gironde is available to you. In the middle of the pines of the Landes, the walks are rejuvenating and exotic as desired. In Bazas, you can even rent electric bikes to explore the green landscapes of South Gironde with ease.
Want heritage? We can only strongly advise you to lose yourself in the villages that dot the Entre-deux-Mers: Sauveterre-de-Guyenne, Monségur, Cadillac, Blasimon... and their charming bastides for example.
For those who like to combine adventure and historical discovery, follow us! In the castle of Pope Clément in Villandraut or even in the sets of “Fantômas contre Scotland Yard” and “Le Pacte des loups”, at the castle of Roquetaillade, the possibilities are endless!

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Chateau Claude Bellevue - Belves-de-Castillon, Saint-Emilion

A cottage to trudge through the Bordeaux vineyards

Our selection now brings us to the heart of the hilly Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux appellation. Located 15 kilometers from Saint-Emilion, Château Claud Bellevue is bordered by 10 hectares of vines. Visits to wine estates, hiking, cycling, horseback riding... there is no shortage of activities around the gîte! And weather permitting, a game of petanque could even be improvised in the residence's magnificent garden. For the more cautious, the large table will be the ideal place to face board game enthusiasts.

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For a Christmas table with Gironde notes, you cannot miss Saint-Émilion macaroons. Very different from their Parisian cousins, they are delicious (see better but we are not very objective)! Then, to accompany your meat or vegetables, why not try wine salt? A product that dates back to the beginning of the XNUMXth century when wine and salt were transported by boat.

Trips and curiosities

Punctuated by its Dordogne river (world biosphere reserve by UNESCO), the Libournais region is also so by its heritage. Between monolithic church, English country house and king's dungeon, discover the history of this territory through its monuments. Unavoidable, the jurisdiction of Saint-Émilion has been classified since 1999 as a UNESCO World Heritage Site as the first wine-growing region. Recognition for this world-renowned vineyard and its wine renowned as a safe bet.

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At Catherine's – Vensac, Medoc

A perfect cottage for chilling

Are you looking for a turnkey place that will please the whole family? This cottage is for you! Covered terrace with heated parasol, bicycles and fishing rods available, relaxation room with jacuzzi, billiard room... Still not convinced? And if we tell you: Cinema room with giant screen and Netlfix available! We told you, this large stone house has everything to please. And for the epicureans there is also the embarrassment of choice: barbecue, plancha, fitted kitchen. We know some who will enjoy it!

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Fancy a holiday meal with Médoc accents? Let's go.
Start by inviting Médoc oysters to your table. Less known than their Cap Ferret cousins, they will surprise your guests. To accompany your dishes, there's nothing like a good wine aged in a Médoc château (which you can find by visiting the properties). And finally, as an accompaniment to coffee or as a topping on your desserts, there are of course the hazelnuts from Médoc. These delicious hazelnuts coated in caramel, produced in Blaignan, are the pride of the area. Success guaranteed!

Trips and curiosities

During your stay, discover treasures of the Médoc, starting with the route of the Médoc castles which is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful in the French vineyards (in all fairness). To survey it is to take full eyes. The magnificent estates with majestic architecture follow one another and are not alike. Take the opportunity to meet the winegrowers in their properties. Some offer activities for children such as cooking classes or treasure hunts.
The Médoc is a vineyard, but not only; it is also a territory between estuary and ocean. By bike, it can be traveled without moderation. Moreover, we share with you our latest favorite in terms of rides: the Tèrra Aventura circuit in Lacanau, the first geocaching circuit by bike in Gironde.

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This selection was made with the precious help of Gîtes de France®️.
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