World-class wines: Along the Médoc wine route
he Médoc, the wine growing region between Côte d'Argent, Gironde and Arcachon, is probably one of the most famous in the world: names like Pauillac, Margaux or Saint-Estèphe make the hearts of connoisseurs beat faster. The number of Grand Crus, the wines that belong to the great growths, is enormous. The most famous wineries with their château-like estates can be visited on a tourist theme road: the Route du vin du Médoc.
The road does not only lead past the famous stately chateaux and through some prominent wine cellars. There are also pretty wine villages such as Saint-Emilion, which with its monasteries and churches is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site.