Libourne, France

Libourne is a commune in the Gironde department in Aquitaine in southwestern France. It is a sub-prefecture of the department and is located at the confluence of the Islae and Dordogne rivers. It is the wine-making capital of northern Gironde and lies near Saint-Émilion and Pomerol.

Attractions in Libourne include the Gothic church, restored in the 19th century, which has a stone spire 232 ft (71 m) high. On the quay there is a machicolated clock-tower which is a survival of the defensive walls of the 14th century; and the town-house, containing a small museum and a library, is a quaint relic of the 16th century. It is located by the main square, the Place Abel Surchamp, which hosts one of the largest fresh food markets in the region every weekend. There is a statue of Élie, duc Decazes, who was born in the neighborhood.

Things to see and do

* Town Hall
* Libourne Fine Arts Museum
* Libourne beach – on the shores of Lake Dagueys
* Place Abel Surchamp – main square
* Quayside

General Information

Cruise Season – March - Dec
Currency – Euro (EUR)
Language – French
Land Area – 20.63 km²
Population – 23,750 approx
Electricity – 2 round pins European style.
Time – UTC plus five hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 44

Port Location – The port at Libourne is located on the Dordogne river, upstream of the confluence with L’Isle.

Travel Links – Libourne is accessible by rail from Paris, Bordeaux and Arcachon.

The nearest airport is the Airport Bordeaux-Merignac.