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TOURISM: In the neighborhoods of L'Airial

Following the François Mauriac's steps...

The "Mauriac Country cottage" is just a few steps away from L'Airial. Leave to the meeting of this famous writer and plunge in the universe of "Thérèse Desqueyroux" and the "Nest of vipers". You will cross the Gironde and the Moors, from Saint-Symphorien to Jouanhaut, from Bordeaux to Malagar (Saint-Mexant) and through Arcachon...
Excursions are organized in the neighborhoods of Saint-Symphorien. The tourist offices organize the visits of the various residences of the author.

Castles and monuments (Click here for a page of detailed history)

From its strategic position in the crossroads of the Landes, the Gironde and the Dordogne, L'Airial enables you to discover the essence of the Aquitanian cultural inheritance.
Do not miss the castle of Villandraut, the cathedral and the historical city of Bazas, the castle of Cazeneuve, the castle of Roquetaillade, the church of Barsac or the small church of the Old Lugo, lost in the forest...
We will be pleased to advise you in the organization of your stay.

The wine trail

8000 wine castles and 57 brand names are disseminated throughout the Gironde.
L'Airial is very close to the area of Sauterne (Langon and its neighborhood). Do not miss the visit of the wine castles and more particularly this of the very famous Château Yquem.
Click on the image for a direct access to the Yquem website.

The Gastronomy

The area of Bordeaux is famous for its gastronomy. Coq au vin, lamprey "à la bordelaise", conserve of ducks are only some of the florets of the salted local gastronomy.... Let us not forget the sweetened. Pastis, flognarde and others "canelés" of Bordeaux will enchant your papillae.

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