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Margaux Cantenac

The commune of Margaux Cantenac is located in the heart of the Gironde, about twenty kilometers north of Bordeaux and 14 kilometers from Château Fourcas Dupré. Discover Margaux and Cantenac, two twin municipalities united in one since 2017. At the entrance to the city, the vineyards set the tone for the visit.

A bucolic setting on the banks of the Gironde

Margaux Cantenac is bordered to the east by the Gironde estuary. There, the small port of Issan was once the departure point for boats laden with wine bound for distant countries. There is now a pleasant picnic area, in a green setting. Still on the water, let yourself be tempted by a river trip in the heart of this unspoiled tranquil setting dotted with islands.

Île Margaux, formerly known as Île de la Tour du Mont, is also part of the municipality of Margaux Cantenac. The edges of the ponds and forest paths are pleasant walks, to explore during a hike, on horseback or by mountain bike. You may be lucky enough to spot squirrels, hinds and roe deer through the flora of willows, ash trees and other poplars.

Between estuary and vineyards, marshy and forest areas, the territory of Margaux Cantenac has kept all its character. Fall under the spell of a rural atmosphere that gives pride of place to viticulture.

Heritage, viticulture and wine tourism in the Médoc

Margaux wines have been known since the 15th century and perhaps even since Roman times as some accounts suggest. In the 19th century, they achieved their consecration in the classification of Gironde wines. The temperate climate, exceptionally rich soils, and unique winemaking and cultivation methods have made this wine famous around the world. The territory is thus one of the famous vineyards of the Médoc.

The heritage of Margaux Cantenac includes two churches, castles and large bourgeois houses from the 19th century. Among the châteaux that produce the region's great classified growths, Château Margaux is the most famous. Its superb neoclassical facade rises majestically in a subtly crafted bucolic setting. About ten kilometers north of Margaux Cantenac, Fort Médoc, built by Vauban, is classified as a historic monument. You can visit the chapel, the powder magazine and the bakery.

Margaux Cantenac is undoubtedly an essential stopover in your wine tourism stay in the Médoc. From Château Fourcas Dupré, it will take you about twenty minutes by car to discover this town which is home to a rich heritage in its green setting.

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