France: South West France

Gascony and the Basque Country

Wines from north of the Pyrenees
By Paul Strang

This Guide was last updated on 28 July 2011
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One-Day Ideal Itinerary

Starting from Eugénie-Les-Bains on a Tuesday or Saturday, go north through Grenade-sur-Adour to Mont de-Marsan for the market.
Leave for Labastide-d’Armagnac
Picnic lunch in the woods.

Leave southeast through Cazaubon for Eauze
Visit 1: Domaine Tariquet
Visit 2: Domaine de San de Gulhem
Head for Larressingle for brief visit of the village and overnight at Auberge de Larressingle (Tel: 05 62 28 29 67 or Web:


Two-Day Ideal Itinerary

Day One

Starting from one of the hotels in either Eugénie Les Bains or Beaumarchés above, drive to Saint Mont
Visit Producteurs Plaimont
Lunch in Saint Mont at Auberge du Village (Tel: 05 62 69 62 59)

Head south to the Madiran area
Visit Château Laffitte Teston
Visit Domaine Lapeyre or Camin Larrédya
Drive to Pau
Enjoy aperitif with views from Boulevard de Pyrénées
Dinner at Brasserie le Berry
Overnight at Hotel Roncevaux (Tel: 05 29 87 08 54).

Day Two

Leave Pau south for Jurançon vineyards
Visit 1: Clos Lapeyre
Visit 2: Domaine Bordenave
Picnic lunch near Oloron.

Drive West to Mauléon, over the Col d’Osquich to Saint Jean Pied du Port
Visit 1: Domaine Brana
Visit 2: Domaine Arretxea (if time allows)
Overnight at Hotel Arcé in Saint Étienne de Baïgorry


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