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About Pauillac

Pauillac sits on the western bank of the Gironde Estuary in southwest France, 26 miles north of Bordeaux in the Aquitane region. Though the town has been synonymous with wine production throughout its history, its location close to the coast led to it playing a role on the world’s political stage when in 1917, the United States Navy established a naval air station there, from which seaplanes operated during the conflict. Today, the station is now a commercial port and indeed maintains an aeronautical pedigree in that it is used for the import of Airbus A380 wings.

Exploring Pauillac

Despite being regarded as the capital of the Médoc wine region, the small town of Pauillac is less well known than the Bordeaux vintages that its local chateaux produce. Fronted by a marina and surrounded by low hills covered with vineyards, sail down the Gironde towards Bordeaux and you’ll have the opportunity to step ashore at this special white-stoned town and sample the local wines.

The local chateaux and wine estates include the Chateau Latour and Chateau Mouton-Rothschild, the latter of the two featuring a museum of wine production over the centuries. The Chateau Lafite-Rothschild is set in beautiful grounds and is a listed historic monument, its complex, elegant wines having been produced there since the 1600s. The wines in the region tend to be known for their richness and dense colour, commonly combining blackcurrant and cedary oak flavours, which are best enjoyed once mature.

Places of interest in Pauillac town itself include the large 19th century church of St Martin and the market hall, as well as a large monument to residents of the town who lost their lives during bombings in the Second World War. Many of the town’s cafes and shops can all be found lining a broad central boulevard, built in the 19th century in the charentais style from distinctive white stone. On the Grande Rue you’ll find an art gallery at L’Atelier Zinc, while for traditional local cuisine try Le Pauillac Cafe on the Quai Albert de Pichon.

Pauillac tips

Unsurprisingly, Pauillac offers the perfect opportunity to stock up the wine rack or indeed pick up a memorable souvenir to impress any wine-lovers you may know.

 

Pauillac Itineraries

Blaye

Chateaux, Rivers & Wine - Bordeaux Roundtrip

35 sailing dates March 2019 to November 2019
7 Nights From Bordeaux, France to Bordeaux
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Bordeaux

Roundtrip Bordeux

2 sailing dates December 2018
5 Nights From Bordeaux, France to Bordeaux
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Avignon

Amsterdam to Bordeaux

1 sailing date April 2019
42 Nights From Amsterdam, to France , Bordeaux
APT Cruising logo FROM £23619pp
Peso Da Régua

Douro, Basque Country & Bordeaux Delights

5 sailing dates June 2019 to September 2019
22 Nights From Lisbon, Portugal to , Versailles
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Bordeaux

Chelsea Flower Show, Loire Valley, Dordogne

1 sailing date May 2019
16 Nights From London (Dover), United Kingdom to France , Bordeaux
APT Cruising logo FROM £11339pp
Peso Da Régua

Douro, Basque Country And Bordeaux

5 sailing dates June 2019 to September 2019
19 Nights From Lisbon, Portugal to France , Bordeaux
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Blaye

Grand Bordeaux With Loire Valley

3 sailing dates July 2019 to September 2019
10 Nights From Bordeaux, France to Paris
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Bordeaux

Chateaux, Rivers & Wine - Bordeaux Roundtrip

1 sailing date May 2020
7 Nights From Bordeaux, France to Bordeaux
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Bordeaux

Roundtrip Bordeaux

4 sailing dates March 2019 to November 2019
1 Nights From Bordeaux, France to Bordeaux
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Bordeaux

A Protrait of Majestic France - Bordeaux to Paris

1 sailing date August 2019
14 Nights From Bordeaux, France to Paris
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Blaye

A Portrait of Majestic France - Bordeaux to Paris

24 sailing dates April 2019 to September 2019
14 Nights From Bordeaux, France to Paris
Uniworld River Cruises logo FROM £5719pp
Rouen

A Portrait of Majestic France - Paris to Bordeaux

46 sailing dates April 2019 to October 2019
14 Nights From Paris, France to Bordeaux
Uniworld River Cruises logo FROM £4939pp
Bordeaux

Bordeaux & The River Dordogne

5 sailing dates April 2019 to October 2019
6 Nights From Bordeaux, France to Bordeaux
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Libourne

Roundtrip Bordeaux

1 sailing date May 2019
10 Nights From Bordeaux, France to Bordeaux
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Bordeaux

11 Day Bordeaux River Cruise - Paris to Bordeaux

3 sailing dates July 2019 to September 2019
10 Nights From Paris, France to Bordeaux
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Bordeaux

Christmas in the Bordeaux

1 sailing date December 2018
4 Nights From Bordeaux, France to Bordeaux
CroisiEurope logo FROM £349pp
Libourne

New Year in the Bordeaux Region

2 sailing dates December 2018
4 Nights From Bordeaux, France to Bordeaux
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Lyon

Ultimate France - Bordeaux to Avigon

25 sailing dates April 2019 to September 2019
21 Nights From Bordeaux, France to Avignon
Uniworld River Cruises logo FROM £8819pp
Libourne

Grand Bordeaux - Roundtrip Bordeaux

2 sailing dates July 2019 to August 2019
7 Nights From Bordeaux, France to Bordeaux
APT Cruising logo FROM £2899pp
Blaye

Taste of Bordeaux - Roundtrip Bordeaux

28 sailing dates March 2019 to November 2019
7 Nights From Bordeaux, France to Bordeaux
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