The following day I have planned to visit the islands on the estuary in front of Blaye. In July and August there are organised boat trips to Ile Nouvelle which was inhabited until the 70s. Through a learning game for both adults and children, you can discover the rehabilitated island- the old village with its school, wine warehouse and houses. The island of Patiras is more for adults as the visit is centred on gastronomy and wine. The island is accessible from May to October.
For a full detailled offer of the estuary's cruises, you can check online the schedules on www.estuaire-gironde.fr.
As the day comes to an end, I fold my bike back into the car and head back to Bordeaux centre. History, wine and breathtaking scenery… I have discovered a wonderful region with lots to share.