Because of the region’s renowned wines, the Bordelais gourmet cuisine is often overlooked, as greater emphasis is placed on the accompanying wine rather than on the food itself.READ MORE
Pope Clement V, formerly a Gascon lad called Bertrand de Goth, appointed five of his nephews as Cardinals to assist in clerical power struggles and benefit financially from his elevation to the papacy.READ MORE
All landscapes have stories to tell – often bloody, occasionally misremembered and sometimes celebrating virtues that are no longer highly valued, but they are what make a place worth visiting. The countryside you can explore around Bordeaux is not one, but a number of landscapes ranging from semi-wilderness to some of the most valuable (certainly the most expensive) arable land in western europe. Between those extremes lie small plots, family farms (sometimes the subject of long-standing disputes over inheritance), woodland reserved for la Chasse, riverside meadows and hamlets and small towns.
A few of the stories that we know we have set out in other pages but there are many more waiting for you to discover…