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Lesparre-Médoc

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Lesparre-Médoc - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Gironde
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Sub-prefecture of the Gironde, between the beaches of the Atlantic and the estuary of the Gironde, Lesparre-Médoc takes place about sixty kilometers from Bordeaux, in Bas-Médoc. It is located twenty kilometers from Pauillac, not far from Naujac-sur-Mer, Saint-Yzans-sur-Medoc or Queyrac.

Populated since the Neolithic, the territory developed in the Gallo-Roman era with the creation of the port of Metilium, ancestor of Lesparre-Médoc. Also called Sparra, the city was for a long time the seat of an important seigniory, becoming during the reign of the Plantagenets a political, military and commercial center.

Always very dynamic, the city offers its visitors an important cultural and festive program, as well as an interesting architectural heritage to discover the history of Lesparre-Médoc. Lovers of gastronomy will also appreciate the culinary specialties available on site, such as lamb from Pauillac, seafood products, Medocaine noisettines and the Médoc attic.

Geographical information

MunicipalityLesparre-Médoc
Postcode33340
Latitude45.3058140 (N 45° 18’ 21”)
Longitude-0.9351900 (W 0° 56’ 7”)
AltitudeFrom 7m to 34m
Surface area36.97 km²
Population5799 inhabitants
Density156 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureBordeaux (66 km, 1h17)
Insee code33240
IntercommunalityCC Médoc Cœur de Presqu'île
DepartmentGironde
TerritoryAquitaine
RegionNew-Aquitaine

Nearest cities & towns

Gaillan-en-Médoc2.8 km (5 min)
Civrac-en-Médoc5.3 km (6 min)
Blaignan-Prignac5.8 km (8 min)
Saint-Germain-d'Esteuil5.9 km (9 min)
Bégadan7.6 km (10 min)
Ordonnac8.4 km (12 min)
Queyrac8.5 km (11 min)
Couquèques8.9 km (10 min)
Naujac-sur-Mer10.6 km (12 min)
Saint-Yzans-de-Médoc10.8 km (13 min)
Saint-Christoly-Médoc11.2 km (14 min)
Vertheuil11.4 km (13 min)
Vendays-Montalivet12.4 km (16 min)
Cissac-Médoc12.8 km (14 min)

Things to see and do

The only remnant of the castle of the lords of Lesparre, the Honor Tower is now classified as an historic monument. Imposing square dungeon from the early fourteenth century, it is thirty meters high and twelve wide. Located at the southern corner of the old fortress, it has a vaulted ogival ground floor and four floors. It now houses a museum and an art exhibition from July to the end of September. It can be visited by appointment the rest of the year.

Built in the mid-nineteenth century, the church of St. Trélody replaces an old building of the eleventh century. In neo-Gothic style, it reveals in its interior the relics of Saint Clair and Saint Allodius.

At the same time, the Notre-Dame-de-l'Assomption church also presents neo-Gothic architecture. Inside you can discover a large part of the furniture of the old church, as the wooden crucifix of the sixteenth century, the font of the seventeenth, or a pulpit, stalls and stained glass windows of the nineteenth.

Turned towards viticulture and the production of great wines, the castle of Escot dates from the 18th century. It is possible to discover the secrets of production.

As you stroll through the town, do not miss to admire the exterior of the Palace of Justice built in 1832. The Costume Palace will also allow you to discover the personal collection of costumes of M. Mazarin ranging from prehistory to the Belle Epoque.

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Events and festivities

Weekly markets are held on Tuesday and Saturday mornings.

For Easter, place at the Festival of the Lamb with its festivities and its animated meals.

On the Ascension weekend, the Rosière festival offers entertainment in Saint-Trélody.

The first weekend of August, come participate in four days of festivities for the wine fair with tastings, concerts or fireworks.

Photos

Tour of Honor
Tour of Honor
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Inside the Tower
Inside the Tower
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Tower of Honor, the thirteenth century dungeon
Tower of Honor, the thirteenth century dungeon
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Bandstand
Bandstand
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Weather

Tuesday 11 may
Min. 10°C - Max. 15°C
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Wednesday 12 may
Min. 9°C - Max. 19°C
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Thursday 13 may
Min. 10°C - Max. 17°C
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Community Discover Commons Heart Médoc between vineyards, castles and estuary.

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Noisettines du Médoc tasting
Local flavoursBlaignan-Prignac (5.3 km)
Tour and wine-tasting at the Château la Branne
Local flavoursBégadan (8 km)
Meal and show at Saint Sebastien cabaret
Entertainment59 € Couquèques (8 km)
Tasting at Château Hourtin-Ducasse
Local flavours10 € Saint-Sauveur (16.5 km)
Tour & tasting at the Domaines Peyronie Chateau Fonbadet
Local flavours6 € Pauillac (19.9 km)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
The Palus
HikeEasy1h05Queyrac (7 km)
Between vines and marshes
HikeEasy1h35Queyrac (7.1 km)
Estuary Loop
HikeEasy1h50Valeyrac (10.5 km)
Goulée Loop
HikeEasy1h35Valeyrac (10.5 km)
Wheeled walk: Port of Goulée
HikeEasy35 minValeyrac (11.1 km)

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