Popular Accommodations in Gironde
Highlights in Gironde
- Sandy beaches on the Atlantic coast
- Highest dunes in Europe
- Migratory areas in wine-growing regions
- Culinary specialities like oysters and goose liver pâté
Most popular in Gironde
Vacation rentals in Gironde
Gironde not only has some historic towns to offer you, where you will find many comfortable centrally located holiday homes, but also a magnificent stretch of Atlantic coastline. Here is a vacation rental not far from a beach highly recommended if you want to experience the days on holiday very comfortably. Most vacation rentals are equipped with a garden. Many of them even have their own pool. In Gironde you can also choose from a wide range of holiday accommodations to take a dog with you.
Holidays in Gironde
Location and orientation
Gironde is a département in France located in the west of the country. Gironde is part of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region and borders the Atlantic Ocean to the west. The most important city in Gironde is Bordeaux. Other places are Blaye, Lormont, Talence and Blanquefort.
On the coat of arms of Gironde there is a lion with a red shield.
Top 3 travel tips
About 60 kilometres from Bordeaux, south of the Arcachon basin, is the Pilat sand dune. This natural monument measures a height of 107 meters and is five kilometers long and fifty meters wide. It is considered to be the highest dune in Europe, which is constantly in motion due to the sea winds. Climb the dune and enjoy the impressive panoramic view over the coast and the ocean.2. Walk over vineyards and taste the most delicious wines
For wine lovers, Bordeaux is the perfect place to taste some of the finest wines in the world. Combine your wine exploration tour with a hike and visit Château Margaux, then walk through the Saint-Julien area until you reach Pauillac. The Latour, Lafite-Rothschild and Mouton-Rothschild wine cellars are the perfect place to store top-quality wines, which you can taste on site.3. To be pampered with culinary delights
All over France, the enjoyment of tasty dishes plays an important role. One of Gironde's specialities is "Garbure gasconne", a vegetable soup with cabbage and duck. The goose liver pâté from the Périgord, oysters from the bay of Arcachon and the famous lamb from Pauillac are also a real treat for the palate.