Bourg, less formally known as "Bourg-sur-Gironde", is a French commune in Gironde department, Nouvelle-Aquitaine in country's southwestern part. It has a total area of 10.54 km2 (4.07 ml2) and a population of 2,200 people (2013 census).
Bourg-sur-Gironde is situated 15 km (9.3 miles) from Blaye, 30 km (18.6 miles) from Bordeaux and 40 km (25 miles) from Saint-Emilion, all listed by UNESCO. Near the estuary of Gironde River, it is ideally located at the confluence of Garonne and Dordogne, where this historic village is still living inside its medieval walls. Established during Roman times and fortified by the English, Bourg-sur-Gironde boasts rich architectural tradition. Here, travelers will be able to see the home of Jean Bart, legendary French corsair.
This charming village shelters many treasures like the Citadel castle with delightful gardens and a museum, still like in the days of horse-drawn carriages. Other worth-seeing places include the covered laundry of 1828, the surprising Moorish villa, the peaceful harbor or the many homes of the 18th century built with stones and adorned with masks and iron balconies.
Bourg is largely renowned for its vineyards and wine produce, with some 3920 ha of planted area of around 550 farms with annual production of nearly 1 200 hectoliters of white wine and 220 000 hectoliters of red wine.
Highlights: Home of legendary French corsair, Jean Bart
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