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MEDOC PATRIMOINE

MEDOC PATRIMOINE

 

The Médoc region has long been a site of pilgrimage on Saint James’ Way and it was for this reason that Notre-Dame-de-la-Fin-des-Terres Basilica was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. When, later, the Médoc region had to protect one of the river entrances heading to Bordeaux, Fort Médoc was built as one of three estuary fortifications, along with Blaye and Fort Pâté, also listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. At the mouth of the Gironde estuary is Cordouan lighthouse, a historic monument since 1862, which is now the oldest active lighthouse in France and the only one that still has a lighthouse keeper and is open to the public…

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