DISCOVER EYRANS & SURROUNDINGS
ACTIVITIES AND DISCOVERY
A rich history
& a variety of activities to discover
Welcome to the Blayais region, a little gem nestled in the beautiful Nouvelle-Aquitaine region. Rich in history, culture and lush nature, around Eyrans you’ll find a wide choice of activities to discover. Whether you’re an outdoor enthusiast, a history buff or a gourmet of local cuisine, there’s something for everyone.
History & Heritage
Castles and Historic Monuments
Take time to explore the region’s many castles and historic monuments. You’ll discover centuries of history and remarkable architecture that tell the story of Nouvelle-Aquitaine and France. Here are just a few ideas for discoveries and walks: the Blaye citadel, the Patiras refuge, the Château Marquis de Vauban or the Château Cantinot…
For lovers of culture and history, there are numerous museums in the vicinity of Eyrans. Whether it’s a museum of art, natural history or local history, there’s a wide range of options to discover: The Musée d’Art et d’Histoire du Pays Blayais, the Musée d’Art et de Traditions Populaires in Montendre, or the Musée du Cheval in Cussac-Fort-Médoc.
Nature et Plein Air
Parks and Gardens
The area around Eyrans is blessed with breathtaking natural beauty. From local parks to large gardens, there’s something for every nature lover. For example, you can discover the Domaine de Grenad in Saint Selve, a landscaped park designed by BÜHLER. It covers 153 hectares and boasts the largest rhododendron forest in Europe. There are many other parks and gardens to discover, and the tourist office will be able to point you in the right direction.
For those who enjoy outdoor activities, there are plenty of opportunities around Eyrans. Whether you like hiking, cycling or fishing, you’ll find an activity to suit you. Are you a keen cyclist? The “Blaye-Etauliers” is for you! It’s a gentle, well-paved cycle path on the old railroad line, a must? Would you like to go for a walk? Discover “la ceinture”, a series of canals and wet meadows, on foot or by bike. Set on a migration route and in the heart of the wet meadows and drainage canals that run alongside the Gironde estuary, these areas are frequented by a wide variety of birds: little egret, red-breasted merganser, purple heron, black kite, kingfisher, shelduck, common scoter, marsh harrier and others come here to nest, winter or breed.A must-see!
Discovering flora and fauna
Côte de Bourg
& Local Wines
Restaurants and local markets
Enjoy local cuisine at one of the many restaurants and markets in the area. From fresh local produce to traditional recipes, you’ll get a taste of Gironde’s rich gastronomic culture. If you get the chance to try Pigne du Blayais, these are aniseed-flavored bread rolls. Some like them crisp, others more white, warm or cold. Some people enjoy it with tapenade or butter, and sometimes even with jam… A delicious treat! Many other specialities, such as asparagus from the sands of Blaye, are on offer, for gourmets and others alike…
Vineyards and Wine Tastings
While you’re in Gironde, be sure to visit one of the region’s many vineyards. Enjoy a wine tasting and discover the unique flavors of this world-renowned wine region.