In Bourg Tour the an­cient vil­lage of Bourg

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Go to the Bourg Tourist Of­fice to col­lect your au­dio-guide and rent an elec­tri­cal bike (prac­ti­cal for roam­ing the ter­ri­tory ef­fort­lessly). Good to know: guide maps in braille are also avail­able. The tour starts in the up­per town where you will find the Château de la Ci­tadelle (and its “Age of Car­riages” Mu­seum, the Moor­ish villa and many art gal­leries. Next, head to the lower town, fea­tur­ing a cov­ered pub­lic wash-house from 1828 and 18th-cen­tury houses, be­fore ar­riv­ing at the Mai­son des Vins des Côtes de Bourg (pres­ence of wine-grow­ers with themed tast­ings such as “Wine, Truf­fles and Choco­late” gourmets take note!). www.tourisme-cotes-de-bourg.com

Route de la Cor­niche Fleurie by bi­cy­cle

From Bourg, take the D669-E1, the so-called “Route de la Cor­niche Fleurie”, which fol­lows the coast of the Gironde Es­tu­ary. This charm­ing itin­er­ary re­veals car­relet huts (tra­di­tional fish­ing nets of the Gironde Es­tu­ary), nu­mer­ous troglodyte homes nes­tled in the lime­stone cliffs and in­cred­i­ble gar­dens where ole­an­ders, palm trees and ba­nana trees thrive.

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