As mythical as Route 66
Crossing the Médoc, the châteaux trail takes you to visit the area’s most beautiful estates, with wine-producing appellations which are amongst the most prestigious in the world. This route of 80 kilometres extends between the Atlantic Ocean and the Gironde Estuary. You will pass, on your way magnificent châteaux with out-of-the-ordinary architecture but also several grands crus (fine wines), in this case red wines, of international renown.
Leaving from Bordeaux, head for the famous Château Margaux. This magnificent building, surrounded by 85 hectares of vineyards, is alone worth the detour. Stop in Pauillac, the capital of the Médoc to contemplate the most remarkable buildings there: from Latour to Lafite Rothschild including Mouton Rothschild - each of these glorious estates is worth the detour. In addition to magnificent wineries, the latter also houses a collection of artworks linked to wine-growing and wine. Visits to these exceptional locations are mainly by appointment, so don’t forget to ring them in advance of your visit.