Tourism

West Country Cottage is very well situated opposite our local animal park and Woodland. You can walk around at no charge and admire the very varied European fauna (more than 50 different species of birds and mammals). Within the grounds, your children can enjoy the fabulous playground with its magic roundabout and visit the Aquarium.

The River Bourde runs through the Park and animals and visitors alike can enjoy the riverside walk.

West Country Cottage was built on Chateau de Laurenzanne’s vineyards. This chateau is now our local Town Hall. You can still walk through its old park and admire the Chateau, the magnificent fountain and old glass greenhouse built in the 19th century.

South of Gradignan town centre, you can visit a unique historical and architectural building. The Cayac Old Priory, which boasts a history closely linked to the pilgrimages of St Jacques de Compostelle. You can walk around the grounds, along the River Bourde and even stop for a drink at the local restaurant.

There you can also visit the Musee de Sonneville.

Behind the Lycée des Graves you can visit our Wine and Vine Museum where you can discover over 500 tools dating from the 18th and 19th Centuries.

A few minutes away: our local vinyeards!!!

West Country Cottage sits right on the  vins de Bordeaux in the middle of the Pessac Léognan appelation,  It is also possible to do the other wine routes (www.vinsdebordeaux.com ).

Only 15 minutes away: Bordeaux!

From West Country Cottage, you can also visit the very famous city of  with its Bordeaux tramway, so easy to use to travel. Historical monuments, beautiful architecture, there is plenty there for all ages! It is such fun just strolling along the river, or doing some shopping in the rue Sainte Catherine, the longest shopping street in Europe!

A little further: Arcachon and the Atlantic Coast!

Only 40mn away by car, you can visit the lovely old town of Arcachon with its harbour, winter town, summer town, oyster beds, numerous restaurants (sea food, oysters and others) and magnificent views of the bay of the Bassin d’Arcachon.