A Nature Break on l’île Nouvelle
For three centuries, l’île Nouvelle (‘the new island’) was dyked and cultivated, initially for vine growth and later for maize production. In the 1920s there were as many as 150 inhabitants; numerous buildings (a school, a warehouse, etc.) bear witness to those times. The regional authorities have since turned the ‘island’ into a 270-hectare nature reserve which contains a bird sanctuary (herons, crests, spoonbills, swans, etc.). 15 minutes boat crossing from Blaye. www.tourisme-blaye.com
Take part in the Terra Aventura adventures! Download the free app and head out onto the trails that take you to the village of Plassac, along the estuary and into the vine-covered hills, stopping at the Gallo-roman villa. Your aim is to search for clues and complete each step, using your GPS, which ultimately leads you to the adventure’s conclusion.
Solve puzzles as a family Discover the rich history of the Côtes de Bourg, thanks to the treasure hunt application «Terra Aventura». Taking you through the little streets of the ancient village of Bourg, this app (free, download online) presents everyone with a fun trip while teaching us all about the wines from this appellation. www.tourisme-cotes-de-bourg.fr www .terra-aventura.fr