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Local Attractions

There are lots of local attractions in close proximity to Civrac.  There are many beautiful walks and cycle rides through the vinyards and along the estuary which can lead you to the small picturesque port towns of Maubert and Mortagne.  If you want to explore more, within a short distance by car you can find the oyster farms of La Tremblade or the Roman ruins of Saintes, not to forget some city time at Bordeaux and La Rochelle.

St Fort Sur Gironde

Civrac’s local town St Fort sur Gironde

Mortagne sur Gironde

One of Civrac’s local ports

Port Maubert

One of Civrac’s local ports

Saintes

Royan

A pleasant lively seaside resort

Talmont sur Gironde

Historical Village on the coast

Cognac

Visit one of the distilleries

Blaye

Take a boat across the estuary or visit the citadel

Bordeaux

Visit this magnificent city

La Rochelle

The Harbour is a must see

Ile d'Oleron

Beautiful beaches and pretty fishing villages

Ile de Re, Ile d’Oleron, Ile d’Aix 

Renown for the associations with Papillion and Napoleon, these attractive islands make for great day trips. Pretty villages and harbour towns with wonderful seafood restaurants, surrounded by lovely beaches.

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La Rochelle

With its many quayside seafood restaurants and street entertainers, the ancient walled town of La Rochelle makes an atmospheric place to eat any time of the year, especially overlooking the harbour. It has many good shops, beaches and an aquarium and is...

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Bordeaux

The city itself boasts an air of 18th century elegance with its neoclassical architecture, wide avenues, and attractive public squares and parks. The principal shopping area is the pedestrianised Rue St. Catherine. Check out the Galerie Bordelaise, a 19th...

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Marennes Oyster Farms

Visit the oyster growing area of Marennes, see how they have been cultivated over the years and learn how oysters from this area of France are exported all over the world.

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Medoc and Blaye 

The town of Blaye itself is well worth a visit with its imposing  citadel which was designed by Vauban around 1685 . A UNESCO world heritage site, it is open every day of the week throughout the year. Guided tours are very worthwhile  and splendid...

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Saintes

Remarkably this was the most important town of the 1st Century AD and you can visit the remains of this era including the Arch of Germanicus, the Gallo-Roman amphitheatre and remains of the Roman Baths, as well as the archaeological museum dedicated to...

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Cognac

An interesting town and a visit to one of the distilleries is very worthwhile. The Remy Martin tour is particularly recommended. Wine and cognac is used to produce the local speciality drink, Pineau, an aperitif sold by many local farmers. Incidentally...

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Talmont and Moulin de Fa

A pretty village on the Estuary possessing many narrow lanes, lined with hollyhocks. It is a very good centre for shopping and buying local arts and crafts and has a fine Romanesque church in one of the most spectacular settings overlooking the waves. Just...

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Royan

A pleasant lively seaside resort with lovely beaches and many good seafood restaurants around the harbour. There is a superb indoor market every morning.  Every summer there is always something going on - concerts on the beach, music festivals, circuses,...

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Port Maubert and Mortagne

Our two nearest local fishing ports, (2 and 3 miles away respectively) offer a choice of restaurants, cafes and bars and are interesting places to stroll by the water's edge. Great places for cycling and fishing !

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St Fort sur Gironde 

Our local town ( 1 mile down the hill) has a very well stocked little Co-op, a pharmacy, baker, post office, ATM , newspaper and tobacconist and a bar/restaurant etc. as well as a lovely historic Romanesque church . There is also a market of local produce,...

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