Walking, Road, Cycling

Route pittoresque de la Corniche

Route details

Walking, Road, Cycling
Cultural, Nature (fauna, flora)


Between Gauriac and Bourg, the corniche road runs along the Gironde Estuary, sometimes at the foot and sometimes at the top of the cliff. Numerous troglodyte houses dot the landscape. You can see them from the road or walk past them on the hiking trails, but you cannot visit them: some are still inhabited! This picturesque road is also nicknamed the flowery cornice or the captains' route. During your walk you will be able to admire beautiful houses built by ancient long-distance sailors who brought back exotic species from their travels that are still visible in the gardens. This 10km route is punctuated by explanatory panels called windows on the estuary: the tidal bore, the islands, the fish, the wrecks... all the stories will be revealed to you. You can also see the squares up close and rent one!

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