Le refuge de Patiras

Le refuge de Patiras

  • The Patiras island on the gironde estuary

    The island

    An exceptional stopover on a Gironde island

    Facing Paulliac in the middle of the white Estuary waters lays L’Île Patiras, a unique spot for a stopover. Landing is possible at all tides thanks to a floating pontoon. Visitors discover the heritage and architecture, both perfectly integrated into the natural landscape, while enjoying a guided tour or lunch. Our catering team creates quality cuisine on site, highlighting the best regional produce: Estuary fish, white shrimps, Macau artichoke, etc..

  • The Lighthouse to discover Medoc vineyard

    The Lighthouse

    A commented panoramic view overlooking the archipelago and the famous Medoc vineyards

    The Patiras lighthouse has guided seafarers for over 150 years. It has now been restored by the Conservatoire du Littoral and offers a unique panoramic view over the estuary archipelago and the famous vineyards, the Grands Crus Classés of Medoc. The guided tour teaches you all you want to know about the islands geography, islands that occasionally drift with the river’s currents. The guide recounts the story of those who have managed to cultivate the nourishing environment’s constraints and virtues. From 30 meters above the ground, using binoculars, you can spot the Pont d’Aquitaine in Bordeaux some 60 km from where you are.

  • Refuge of Patiras, a beautiful place for holiday in aquitaine

    The Refuge

    A panoramic space on stilts overlooking the Estuary

    The Refuge de Patiras on the northernmost tip of the isle has been built after the plans of Bordeaux – based architects Olivier MARTIN and Virginie GRAVIERE. This construction, like a contemporary sea-lodge on stilts covered in Corten steel, is always at safety in case of floods and storms. The room offers high standard facilities: open kitchen, fireplace , heated floors, terrace… The large bay-windows give view over the ever changing river-scenery, to which your eyes will be drawn automatically as they are to the screen in a movie theatre. The visual delight is yet enhanced by the cool musical backdrop.

  • The Tent to enjoy the natural environment

    The Tent

    A multifunctional space in the garden

    A vast covered tent offers 120m2 of reception-space in the lush green outdoor area. The space has a purified design and can be modulated in accordance with the season. Just like the panoramic salon, the tent can also be rented for private events in the evenings, such as weddings. During the day, green deckchairs are disposed on the outdoor spaces and lawns. They invite you to enjoy a moment of relaxation – savour the tranquility of the island until the boat sirens you back: it’s already time to return to the continent…

  • Site Rental and rental rooms available for receptions

    Site Rental

    Partial or total exclusivity of the site

    You can rent the Refuge de Patiras’ spaces and areas entirely for your exclusive use for business or family events. All the spaces and areas can be made partially or fully private for business and family events. Design your own private reception for your stopover on the Île de Patiras and ask our “Groups” services to ensure exclusive use during your entire stay. Our catering team is at your disposal to create your lunch or dinner for cocktails, or to be served seated. Our cruises, destination Patiras…

Our cruises to discover Patiras island...

  • Wine cruise "Idyllic island cruise"
  • Wine cruise "vineyard Medoc"
  • Lunch at the Refuge de Patiras"
  • "Cul Noir" party on Patiras"
  • Visit the lighthouse on Ile Patiras island

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