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    Bazas, A Culinary Trip of Wine and Beef

    Bazas, A Culinary Trip of Wine and Beef
    Starts from

    Bordeaux

    Transportation

    By Car

    Guidance

    Self-Guided

    Activities

    6

    Duration

    11 hours

    Length

    22 mi

    Guide details

    Starts from

    Bordeaux

    Transportation

    By Car

    Guidance

    Self-Guided

    Duration

    11 hours

    Length

    22 mi

    Unusual LocationsGastronomyAnimals and Farms
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    Created By:

    Darcy Tuscano

    Darcy Tuscano

    Travel Expert

    Highlights

    • Experience a Farm-to-Table Gourmet Food Tour.
    • Visit a UNESCO World Heritage Site Cathedrale.
    • Sample Wine Directly at the Château.
    • Feast on French Delicacies.
    Bazas, listed in 1998 as a UNESCO World Heritage Site town and located near the Gascon Landes Forest, is the heart of a rich tradition of culinary excellence and wine making. The town is famous for its meat and butchers, in particular the "Bazadais cattle".
    Throughout the gorgeous, woody countryside, seemingly unchanged by modern times, you'll also find many vineyards in the area that produce a variety of wines, including Merlot, Bordeaux, and Cuvée.
    Bazas Gothic Cathedral, which commenced construction in the 13th Century and was finally completed in 1635, is now also listed on the UNESCO World Heritage Site. This jewel of the Gironde will delight you as you eat and drink your way through the day, strolling through the historic lanes admiring the many 16th Century Villas and ancient structures.
    Please plan accordingly as the food tour itinerary is only available on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.

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    Bazas, listed in 1998 as a UNESCO World Heritage Site town and located near the Gascon Landes Forest, is the heart of a rich tradition of culinary excellence and wine making. The town is famous for its meat and butchers, in particular the "Bazadais cattle".
    Throughout the gorgeous, woody countryside, seemingly unchanged by modern times, you'll also find many vineyards in the area that produce a variety of wines, including Merlot, Bordeaux, and Cuvée.
    Bazas Gothic Cathedral, which commenced construction in the 13th Century and was finally completed in 1635, is now also listed on the UNESCO World Heritage Site. This jewel of the Gironde will delight you as you eat and drink your way through the day, strolling through the historic lanes admiring the many 16th Century Villas and ancient structures.
    Please plan accordingly as the food tour itinerary is only available on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.
    Darcy Tuscano

    Darcy Tuscano

    Travel Expert

    • Experience a Farm-to-Table Gourmet Food Tour.
    • Visit a UNESCO World Heritage Site Cathedrale.
    • Sample Wine Directly at the Château.
    • Feast on French Delicacies.

    Day Itinerary

    6 Activities
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    Day 1

    22 mi0.6 mi

    Farm-to-Table Gourmet Wine and Food Experience in Bazas

    This will be a day spent indulging in all things French food and wine.
    It starts with a tour of the Bazas Cathedral where you'll meet up with your Gourmet Guide, Ann Jordan.
    From Bazas, Ann will take you directly to a local farm to learn all about the cattle speciality of the region.
    Afterwards, you'll have plenty of opportunities to sample local products and specialities before heading to a distinctive French lunch.
    In the afternoon, you'll drive yourself to various Châteaux to learn about wine making. The evening concludes at a local tavern to savor yet another French dinner feast.
    Let's get ready to eat and drink on this gastronomic tour of Bazas and the countryside!
    09:3015 min

    Car Park

    Parking
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    You'll leave your car here to visit Bazas cathedral and enjoy the farm tour.
    1.3 mi5 min
    Aquitaine Travel Guide – Bazas Cathedral Meeting Point
    10:005 hrs 30 min

    Aquitaine Travel Guide – Bazas Cathedral Meeting Point

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    The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Baza Cathedral is your meeting point for the "Farm to Table" food tour with French trained chef, Ann Jordan of Aquitaine Travel Guides.
    Please plan accordingly as the food tour itinerary is only available on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.
    Book Your Tour "BAZADAIS" in advance on their website.
    This is a three-hour tour that includes: Touring the Bazas Cathedral, the French countryside, sampling of local beef, fois gras and wine directly at the farm, and visiting and learning about the animals involved in the food production.
    Afterwards, your guide will suggest a few restaurant options for an excellent local lunch in Baza.
    There's plenty of time to stroll around the historic center, admiring the gardens and villas.
    0.6 mi15 min
    15:455 min

    Car Park

    Parking
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    Collect your car and drive to the next destination, the Château Garbes Cabanieu.
    16.3 mi40 min
    Château de Garbes
    16:301 hr

    Château de Garbes

    Winery
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    This family-run winery since 1900 has passed over six generations proud of the environmentally friendly practices used to produce their products.
    All members of the family participate in the work and your passionate guide will leave you with a cozy feeling.
    From Bordeaux and Rosé to Sauvignon to Cuvée, you can sample them all and buy some to take home, too.
    Be sure to contact them in advance so they can give you a warm welcome.
    1.7 mi5 min
    Domaine du Cheval Blanc
    17:351 hr

    Domaine du Cheval Blanc

    Winery
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    This family-run vineyard has been producing wine for more than three centuries and eleven generations.
    Set in a beautiful natural woody landscape with a commitment to environmentally responsible practices, there are more than nine different varieties of grapes grown here.
    The visit to this Domaine also offers some nice walks in the area.
    2.5 mi10 min
    Guinguette le Tire-Bouchon
    19:001 hr 30 min

    Guinguette le Tire-Bouchon

    French Restaurant
    Open Details
    A bucolic tavern set amongst the nearby vineyards and serving up delicious food, aperitifs and wine.
    Farm-to-Table items specialties feature here such as grilled leeks, cod fritters and foie gras as well as plenty of grilled meats and duck confit.
    Don't leave without trying one of the delectable desserts.
    If you're visiting in the summer, and really that is the best time to visit, there's often live music.
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