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Margaux-Cantenac

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Gironde

In addition to being a first name, Margaux is also a town in Gironde. Located in the Médoc, in the urban area of ​​Bordeaux, she is most famous for being part of the vineyards of this region, specifically the Margaux appellation, an AOC.

Full of charm, this small town of about 1500 inhabitants seduced by the beauty of its landscapes and its tranquility. Resolutely turned towards the cultivation of vines and wine, the city of Margaux has fully concentrated its tourism so famous on this economic sector in the region.

Not far from Bordeaux and its architectural wonders, visitors can enjoy the great wines offered for Margaux and spend a few days of quiet holiday.

Geographical information

MunicipalityMargaux-Cantenac
Postcode33460
Latitude45.0420350 (N 45° 2’ 31”)
Longitude-0.6775190 (W 0° 40’ 39”)
AltitudeFrom 1m to 23m
Surface area21.62 km²
Population2974 inhabitants
Density137 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureBordeaux (30 km, 43 min)
Insee code33268
IntercommunalityCC Médoc Estuaire
DepartmentGironde
TerritoryAquitaine
RegionNew-Aquitaine

Nearest cities & towns

Soussans2.5 km (2 min)
Labarde4 km (5 min)
Arcins5.9 km (6 min)
Arsac6 km (9 min)
Macau6.9 km (9 min)
Avensan7.6 km (9 min)
Lamarque9 km (10 min)
Moulis-en-Médoc9.7 km (12 min)
Ludon-Médoc10 km (13 min)
Cussac-Fort-Médoc10.4 km (11 min)
Castelnau-de-Médoc10.9 km (14 min)
Listrac-Médoc13.5 km (16 min)
Parempuyre14.4 km (17 min)
Le Pian-Médoc14.6 km (17 min)

Things to see and do

The main tourist attraction of the city of Margaux surely is his castle, listed historical monument for its facade, its roof and its common. This vineyard, large almost 300 hectares, produced one of Bordeaux's most prestigious, the first grand cru. If the original building dates back to the thirteenth century, the present castle was built in the early nineteenth century in the Palladian style, with neoclassical architecture. The facade has a particular portico of four Ionic columns.

The church of Saint-Michel Margaux also worth lingering a moment to admire the architecture.

Places of interest

Leisure centres
Monuments
Natural sites
Transport

Events and festivities

During November, Margaux offers gourmet and rich entertainment event, Margaux Saveurs.

Weather

Sunday 17 january
Min. 4°C - Max. 11°C
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Monday 18 january
Min. 3°C - Max. 11°C
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Tuesday 19 january
Min. 5°C - Max. 15°C
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Mademoiselle de Margaux chocolate shop
Local flavoursFreeMargaux-Cantenac
Tour and tasting at Château Haut Breton Larigaudière
Local flavours6 € Soussans (2.4 km)
Visit & tasting at Domaines Peyronie Chateau Fonbadet
Local flavours6 € Pauillac (16.5 km)
Tasting at Château Hourtin-Ducasse
Local flavours10 € Saint-Sauveur (19.2 km)
Skip-the-line tickets - La Cité du Vin in Bordeaux
Local flavours20 € Bordeaux (22 km)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Vineyard in Citadel - Blaye Loop
HikeEasy2h50Blaye (10.2 km)
The Triassic Loop - Saint Giron d'Aiguevives / Saint Vivien de Blaye
HikeIntermediate5h55Saint-Girons-d'Aiguevives (15.2 km)
Europe loop
HikeEasy3h20Saint-Laurent-d'Arce (16.3 km)
Boucle des Moulins - blaye civrac / saint savin
HikeIntermediate4h40Civrac-de-Blaye (20 km)
The Lagoon of Hell's Lagoon saugon - generac
HikeIntermediate3h55Saugon (20 km)

Restaurants

Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals

Campsites

Hotels

Your holidays
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A bed & breakfast
A campsite
A leisure activity
A restaurant
A rental car
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