Destination Ile Patiras

Destination Ile Patiras

Lunch at the Refuge de Patiras

Elegant finger-food tasting buffet on Patiras Island

The 'Refuge de Patiras' offers a fingerfood buffet lunch every Saturday from May to October. Enjoy the musical atmosphere and taste specialities from the Gironde estuary: Macau artichokes, grey-mullet carpaccio, local shrimp, and Blaye asparagus, accompanied by Bordeaux wines. Make sure to enjoy the view over the estuary islands, commented by the lighthouse keeper.

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Starting from60€/ Pax.

"Culs Noirs" dinner on Patiras Island

Summer dinner on an island of the estuary

Every summer, you can join our island sundowner dinner. After a short trip across the estuary, you can admire the view in the setting sun from the top of Patiras lighthouse. Seasonal dishes and snacks are served all evening and our partner winegrowers offer direct sales of their wines. As the evening draws on, you can relax around the fire and marvel at the starry sky... 

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Starting from45€/ Pax.

Visit the lighthouse on Patiras island

Cruise along the estuary and enjoy the breathtaking views

Guided tour through the heart of the estuary and stopover on Patiras island. At the top of the lighthouse, your guide will explain the view of islands, mudflats, sandbanks, navigation channels, Médoc vineyards, as well as the history of the people who used to live on the islands. Today, Patiras island also invites you to relax in a deckchair and enjoy the peaceful island atmosphere...

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Starting from28€/ Pax.

Cultural cruise TERRE & OCEAN association

Full-day tour of the estuary's historical heritage

Depending on the tides, enjoy a guided cruise in the company of a scientific guide from the Terre & Océan association. This year offers a variety of stopovers, with the isles of the Estuary revealing to you their secrets... During your boat outing, discover the many treasures of this natural environmental, via this tour’s multidisciplinary approach: geography, heritage, ecology, history...

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Starting from38€/ Pax.

Open day at Patiras lighthouse

Special free guided tours

The lighthouse on Ile Patiras guided shipping for over 100 years. It has been restored by its present owners, the Conservatoire du Littoral, and offers an amazing view from the middle of the estuary, embracing the right and left banks and recounting the history of the islands. Landing and tours are free on 4 days per year - you just pay for the crossing from Blaye or Pauillac.

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Starting from12€/ Pax.

Idyllic island wine cruise

Fast launch tour, stopping at several islands

Cruise through the Gironde archipelago: farmland and nature reserves shaped by the river and human activity. The first stop is at a traditional winegrowing estate on the Ile Margaux. An overview of Vauban's impressive defensive works is followed by a "finger-food" lunch on Ile Patiras. Bask in the relaxing atmosphere and enjoy the view from the top of the lighthouse.

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Starting from148€/ Pax.

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