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Saint Emilion and Pomerol

The vineyards on the Right Bank

Médoc, Grands Crus classified

The vineyards on the Left bank

St Emilion, Médoc

The two wine growing areas

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Pessac Léognan

Graves: cradle of wine-growing: vineyard in town

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Sauternes vineyard

Sweet wines

Bordeaux : city walk

From the medieval to the 21st century

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Arcachon Basin

Pilat Dune

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The vineyard of Madiran

the city of Pau

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Dordogne Périgord

The vineyard of Bergerac

Cognac, the vineyard

The big houses and the hidden treasures

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Culture and tasting of oysters

Arcachon and Charente maritime

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Arcachon and Charente maritime Culture and tasting of oysters

The oyster is a bivalve mollusc of the family Ostreidae. It lives only in saltwater or brackish water in all the seas of the world and in its natural state on bedrock. The most present in France is Magallana gigas, cyclic hermaphrodite.

From one year of reproduction to another, it is either male or female. Above 10 degrees in the water it prepares its gametes and the breeding period can start from 18 degrees in the water. The released eggs will find the spermatozoa and be deposited at random on the seabed. It is this peculiarity that has been exploited for a long time in the Arcachon basin, almost closed, the capture is therefore easier.

In the spring, the oyster farmers will deposit in their concessions sensors to recover spat. These sensors come in different ways. The limed canal tile is the oldest method, gradually replaced by plastic tubes or cups on tubes. This catchment work is a very big activity locally, since 60 to 70% of the spat will be resold in the parks everywhere in France and even in Europe. A Norman oyster that you taste in Trouville is definitely born in Gironde. The oyster develops in salty or brackish water but its breeding and taste quality depends essentially on what it can find in the water. The Gulf Stream, which licks off the Atlantic coast, provides Phytoplankton and ideal temperatures for mollusc development. We have the best terroir in the world for growing oysters.

Guided tour

Departure towards the Atlantic coast and the sea

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From the departure of Bordeaux, geographical presentation for the understanding of the different soils. It is about two days of moving in Gironde, Bassin d’Arcachon and also in Charente Maritime on the site of Marennes.

Back to Bordeaux in the evening.

In formula “premium” an accommodation in bed and breakfast or cottage on the island of Oléron is proposed in the evening. Oyster farm tour and huts. If the weather permits, visit by boat from the parks to the pond or clear in the Charente. Permanent tasting and explanation, oyster opening workshop. Two days dedicated to nature and greed,
a different way to renew our relationship with nature


From €480

Tour guide, car and fuel included.

In addition, tasting tours, all paid entry sites and meals.

 

Premium From €740

Tour guide, 1 night accommodation, car, toll and fuel included.

In addition, tasting tours, all paid entry sites and meals.

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