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Chateau de Pitray

Chateau de Pitray
Chateau de Pitray

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  • I have divided the history information into 3 categories: Aquitaine, Dordogne, St. Emilion, Bordeaux and Castillon.

    The Aquitaine region of France, which can be referred to as the Southwest, encapsulates 5 departments of France: the Gironde, the Dordogne, the Lot et Garonne, the Landes and the Pyrenees Atlantiques. The Chateau de Pitray literally lies on the shared border of the departments of the Gironde and Dordogne. This is also slightly east of where the Dordogne River meets the Garonne River to form the Gironde River or estuary, which travels alongside the city of Bordeaux and eventually empties into the Atlantic Ocean. Map southwest France -  France  From  Inside  Cycling and wine tasting vacations, France.The Dordogne River is close to 300 miles long and the Chateau de Pitray is near its western end, otherwise referred to as the western end of the Dordogne Valley, an area that is well known for its wine production. If you come to cycle or vacation in France you will see that the landscape is varied and compact, that is to say you don't need to travel far for the landscape to change. This is one of the features that I most enjoy about cycling and traveling in France, a lot of different terrain within a small radius. We will take advantage of the changing terrain to cycle and vacation on roads that meander through vineyards, fields and woods.