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28 June 2024  |  Tourism

Sainte-Foy-la-Grande, a hidden treasure of the Gironde

Located on the banks of the Dordogne, Sainte-Foy-la-Grande is a charming small village that deserves to be discovered. Founded in the 13th century, this medieval bastide offers a captivating mix of history, culture and natural beauty. Follow us for a guided tour of this picturesque village and its enchanting surroundings.

A medieval history

Sainte-Foy-la-Grande is one of the oldest bastides in southwestern France, its checkered plan testifies to its medieval past.

Place du Marché: Vibrant heart of the bastide, this lively square hosts one of the most beautiful markets in the region every Saturday.

The ramparts: Stroll along the remains of the ramparts and discover the history of the city through its fortified gates and cobbled streets

Lieu de culture et patrimoine

L'église Notre-Dame: Cet édifice gothique du XIVe siècle est remarquable par son architecture et ses vitraux. Ne manquez pas de visiter l'intérieur pour admirer ses détails artistiques.

La Maison à Pans de Bois : Cette maison médiévale, située au cœur du village, est un exemple typique de l'architecture à colombages. Elle abrite aujourd'hui un musée retraçant l'histoire locale.

In the heart of nature

The proximity of the Dordogne offers Sainte-Foy-la-Grande an exceptional natural setting conducive to many outdoor activities.

Walks along the Dordogne: Walk on the banks of the river and enjoy the bucolic landscapes. You can observe a varied fauna and admire the reflections of light on the water.

Hiking trails: The surroundings of Sainte-Foy-la-Grande offer many hiking trails that cross vineyards, forests and fields. Ideal for a day of walking in the middle of nature.

Local wine visits

The Sainte-Foy-la-Grande region is surrounded by vineyards producing quality wines. Take advantage of your visit to discover local wines and visit wineries.

Wine Routes: Browse the wine routes of the region and stop at the different estates to meet the passionate winemakers.

Wine tastings: Many castles and wineries offer guided tours and tastings. Discover the wines of the Sainte-Foy-Bordeaux appellation and learn more about winemaking techniques.

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Amélie Roca

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