Pauillac, France

Pauillac is a small wine producing village and port on the Gironde estuary, located approximately an hour from Bordeaux, France. The village consists of only 12 km² of vineyards in the Haut-Médoc between the villages of Saint-Julien to the south and Saint-Estèphe to the north.

Pauillac is the largest town in the Médoc region and central to the most important vineyards of Bordeaux; in fact it is home to three of Bordeaux's five first growth wines: Château Lafite-Rothschild, Château Latour, and Château Mouton-Rothschild.

Things to See & Do

* Wine field tours
* Museum of the Wine of Rothschild
* Cave of Artigues
* Gironde estuary
* Pauillac tourism office

General information

Cruise Season – Feb - Dec
Currency - Euro (€)
Language - French
Land Area – 22.74 sq km’s
Population – 2000
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT plus one hour
International Country Telephone Code + 33

Port Location – The Pauillac port is located in the village centre.

Transport Links – Bordeaux's Merignac Airport is located west of the city. It's a regional airport which serves mostly domestic flights, though there are international flights as well connecting Bordeaux to some European "hub" airports. An express bus runs every 40 minutes to the city center, and makes several stops in the city.
The main train station (Gare Saint Jean) is located about 4km from the center of town. The bus station is located just in front of the train station; Eurolines provide bus service to the city.
Regional railways (TER) or inter-city bus lines (which often go where trains do not) are available from Bordeaux to Pauillac. The whole region is also covered with well organized bike or walking trails.