Bordeaux and Surroundings | Sure Hotel by Best Western Bordeaux Airport | Mérignac

Bordeaux center

The city center of Bordeaux is famous for many monuments such as the Gothic cathedral of Saint Andrew, the gate of the old city, the church of St. Peter, the Basilica of St. Michael … The city is also known for its mansions of eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, but also for museums such as the Museum of Fine Arts, the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Museum of Aquitaine. You can also walk in the public gardens follow the curves of the river. In the center, the Place de la Bourse is reflected in the mirror of water.  

Wine castle

Many wineries and wineries are close to the hotel.

Mérignac is located in the Graves region. Famous wines are produced near the hotel, including Graves, Graves Supérieur and Pessac Léognan.

Among the many castles around, there are :

  • Larrivet Haut-Brion
  • Château Pape Clément
  • Château Haut Lagrange
  • Château de Camarsac
  • Château de Léognan
  • Château Lestrille
  • Château de Reignac
  • Château Saincrit
  • Château Pontac Lynch
  • Château la Louvrière

Medieval villages

The Bordeaux region has many treasures … History, architecture, gastronomy.

To enlighten your stay in Gironde area, discover the most beautiful villages around Bordeaux, discover their history and the buildings that make it famous !

The history of the region is closely linked to that of the largest estuary in Europe: the Gironde estuary. Abbeys, castles and cultivated lands in the area appeared from the eleventh century.

Among them, the village of Saint Emilion, Blaye, Mazères, Castelmoron d’Albret, Rions, La Sauve – Majeur.

Vignobles du Médoc

The route of the Medoc wine starts from Bordeaux and come back along the Medoc peninsula. This “Route des Châteaux” for wine lovers the equivalent of Route 66.

Eight of the most famous appellations Bordeaux are on this wine route bounded by the estuary of the Gironde, to the east and the Atlantic Ocean to the west.

This homogenous group produces exclusively red wines and includes a large number of prestigious classified crus and bourgeois crus more affordable for the consumer.

Arcachon bay

The Arcachon bay is at the gateway to the Landes de Gascogne Regional Natural Park. With its fresh and salty waters, it is a real eldorado for oyster lovers, idleness and strolls between the Atlantic Ocean, pine forest and oyster-farming villages.

Several activities are proposed on the basin :

  • Stroll in the city of Arcachon
  • Oyster tasting
  • Cycle around the bay (50 miles)
  • Join the island to the birds by kayak
  • Climb to the Cap Ferret lighthouse

Dune of Pyla

The famous Pyla dune is the highest of Europe. Over the millennia, nature has created this extraordinary dune which is among the most beautiful and most visited natural sites in France. His height is not his only asset. It is rather the whole formed by its extension, its environment and its panorama which makes it so unique. In addition, its shapes and colors vary according to the time and the light as well as this feeling of immensity and freedom that it provides. You can discover it from the sea if you make a boat ride around the bay of Arcachon.

Resorts

About fifteen seaside resorts make up the landscape of the Gironde department. Between Atlantic Ocean, lakes and basin, a large choice to swim is available.

The South of the department is the most tourist with the Arcachon basin and the Pilat dune. Around the basin, there are many sandy beaches very quiet.

The beaches of the north of the Gironde resemble the beaches of the Landes with large expanses of sand, pine forests and dunes.

Recreation park : Tepacap

Tépacap! A recreation park just nearby the hotel to have fun with your children  !

In this park you will discover nature in another way by taking an aerial ride in the adventure park Tépacap de Bordeaux – Mérignac. With 7 courses on one hectare of land, you have something to do with the character of Tarzan !

The recreation park Tépacap proposes several levels of ride :

  • Tree climbing adventure trail
  • A fun ride
  • A tree climb
  • An orientation course
  • A world for Pitchounes for kids
  • Free falls for adults or older children

Aquatic Park : Aqualand

It is the largest water park on the Atlantic coast, a park for all the family.

Lagoon pool, tanning zones, gliding, restaurants, relaxation areas in the middle of lush vegetation will allow you to spend a pleasant day.

For all the family even teenagers, there are unique attractions in a park of 6 hectares! Sensations, relaxation, waves, swimming pool, beaches and huts under palm trees a day of relaxation, laughs and fun.

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