Gironde Camp Site
Bordeaux : regional capital, a UNESCO world heritage site; remarkable 18th century and earlier architecture, including the theatre, bridge over the Garonne, and other buildings. Riverside, streets and markets. Bordeaux Art Gallery has a large collection, particularly rich in 17th-19th century French and European art, including works by Chardin, Greuze, Claude Lorrain, Poussin, Delacroix, Renoir, Frans Hals, Van Dyck, Rubens, Ruysdael, plus a lesser but interesting collection of French 19th and 20th century art. The "Grand Théâtre" is one of the finest surviving 18th century theatres in Europe, and the only one in France to have conserved its 18th century interior St Emilion: small wine-making city with narrow streets and unique underground 'monolithic' church. The Aquitaine vineyards; the chateaux of the Bordeaux, Médoc and St Emilion vineyards. The most famous Bordeaux vineyards are situated northwest of Bordeaux, on the south side of the Gironde estuary. Agen: interesting art gallery housed in Renaissance buildings. A fine collection of paintings including works by Goya, Tintoretto, Greuze, Corot, Boudin, Sisley and others. The aqueduct carrying the Garonne canal over the river, completed in 1843, is 550 metres long, and is the second longest canal bridge in France. Bonaguil : fabulous mediaeval fortress chateau in the valley of the Lot, near Fumel. One of the finest castles in France. The Canal du Midi - or at least the part known as the Canal latéral de la Garonne - Europe's oldest canal system, linking Atlantic and Mediterranean. Of particular note is the 539 metre-long canal bridge at Agen, the second longest canal aqueduct in France, carrying the canal over the river Garonne. The Bastide towns of Aquitaine: small mediaeval planned towns, dating from the time of the hundred year's war between France and England. Three of the finest examples in Aquitaine are Eymet in the Dordogne, Montpazier (built by the English), and the hilltop bastide of Montflanquin.