Au départ de Blaye

Au départ de Blaye

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.

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.

Verrou excursion

Guided boat tours on the Gironde estuary

Join us on a guided cruise among the Estuary islands. Enthusiast mariners will take you on a voyage of discovery to the most unusual and unique spots of this rich maritime river landscape, past the UNESCO listed Vauban’s Bolt (Verrou Vauban). Enjoy the still preserved and untamed nature between the saltwater universe of the Atlantic Ocean and the freshwater rivers Garonne-Dordogne.

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Starting from22€/ Pax.

Two islands excursion

Guided boat trip on the Gironde estuary

Excursion to the Gironde Estuary.  Make a stopover on Margaux Island for a wine tasting in the wine cellars. Then continue the excursion towards the islands and Vauban’s Bolt, guided by enthusiast mariners. Pique-nique "out of the bag", then stopover on Patiras Island. Enjoy the panorama over the archipelago and the vineyards from atop the Lighthouse. Refreshments and relaxation on the terrace.

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Starting from45€/ Pax.

Stopover at 'Ile Nouvelle'

Guided walking tour in a nature reserve

Navigation on the estuary commented by sailors. Stopover at 'Ile Nouvelle' to discover the old village : walking guided tour on the island.

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Starting from18€/ Pax.

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