The Sud Gironde region of Aquitaine is wonderfully rural, peaceful and traditional, where visitors can completely relax, surrounded by some of the finest Bordeaux vineyards and some of the most beautiful rural landscapes in south-west France.
The rural landscapes of Sud Gironde are perfect for walking, cycling and horse riding holidays, especially if you head towards the valley of the River Garonne or the world famous banks of the Canal du Midi which has been accredited as a World heritage Site by UNESCO. There are actually a vast array of walking, cycling and horse riding possibilities in Sud Gironde, with information on the finest routes readily available from any tourist information centre in the region, as well as riding stables and mountain bike hire centres. The River Garonne is a delight to canoe as well, and many happy hours can be spent gently floating along the river, surrounded by unspoilt nature.
The vineyards of Bordeaux are never far from a holiday rental property in Sud Gironde either. The imposing wine chateaux of Bordeaux regularly open their gates to visitors, whether for vineyard tours, elegant banquets or wine tasting events. Whether you simply enjoy an occasional glass of wine or are a budding wine connoisseur, the Bordeaux wine tasting and tours will be of huge appeal.
Golf thrives in Sud Gironde, and as long as you have remembered to pack your handicap certificate, then arranging a tee-of time will be blissfully easy. Public tennis courts are also in abundance, and the many idyllic lakes and rivers of Sud Gironde are ideal for fishing (permits are available from local tabacs), sailing and kayaking.
The villages of Barie and Blaignac are two of the most delightful places to stay in Sud Gironde, with some of the finest walking, riding and fishing locations within a short drive or even walking distance. Taking a holiday rental villa in either Barie or Blaignac will ensure that you return home completely relaxed, refreshed and reinvigorated, and no doubt counting the days until you can return to this little corner of solitude in the beautiful countryside of south west France.
The temperate climate of Sud Gironde makes it a wonderful place to visit at any time of year. During the summer months, daily temperatures range into the mid 20’s (°C), remaining blissfully warm well into the evenings, making eating outside with a glass of Bordeaux wine, watching the sun setting over the distant horizon an absolute delight.
The best airport for reaching holiday rental accommodation in Sud Gironde is Bordeaux’s Merignac Airport (BOD). The airport is no more than 60km from the centre of the region, and is fantastically well served with flights from all corners of the United Kingdom, provided by airlines including Aer Lingus, BMIbaby, Flybe and British Airways.