The Gascons of Bordeaux
The warmth and the accent of South Gironde
Meet friendly people
Where does the name Bordeaux Gascon come from? Historically, Bordeaux Gascon covers the Gascony region and the city of Bordeaux, located a few kilometres from South Gironde.
One thing is certain: you will be warmly welcomed to South Gironde! You can always spot typical Bordeaux Gascons, with their berets and their sunglasses.
Warm hospitality is second nature here, in fact, the Gascon motto is “we don’t just receive our guests, we welcome them!”
Looking for information? Need directions? You will always find a Gascon to help you. Whether you are walking or cycling, you can’t miss the Estafette des Gascons truck: its yellow colour a reminder of the good nature and smile of the locals! This nomadic tourist office can provide you with all the information you need.
Discover a unique culture
South Gironde is also home to Gascony traditions! To immerse yourself in its culture, take part in the Fêtes de la Saint-Jean midsummer festivals, the Fête du Bœuf Gras beef festival in Bazas, or Paille & Ripaille, the wine and farm festival in Langon. Dancing, games on stilts, Gascony song and traditions! The Gascon people, lovers of good wine and fine food, will reveal their fun-loving nature to you! These party-lovers have a funny, mischievous side, as well as being more than a little proud of their region!
And that’s not all! Bordeaux Gascons love the natural features and landscapes of South Gironde. On a forest walk, you can meet paloumayres pigeon-hunters, or locals attending to pine-tapping.
On the banks of the Garonne, Gascons settle into their huts on stilts for the age-old traditional of carrelet net fishing.