Paille_et_Ripaille posterLangon (33 Gironde, Nouvelle Aquitaine) lies 45 km/28 miles south of Bordeaux on the route to Agen (47 Lot-et-Garonne Nouvelle Aquitaine) ,and holds a well-balanced festival of wine,cheese and bread (Paille et Ripaille Fete des Vins et de la Ferme) on the first weekend of September. Given the proximity of some of the finest vineyards in the world – Graves, Sauternes, Pomerol, Saint Emilion – the wine element alone should be pretty good! 30 August – 1 September 2019
Food, bars, entertainment and an amazing selection of local wine and cheese producers are on display for you to talk to and to sample their wonderful products.
Winemakers, cheesemakers, producers of foie gras, cured meats from all over France have the heart to make you discover their specialities … Friendly atmosphere and the sounds of country bands.

Chateau des Grandes Vignes
Chateau des Grandes Vignes, Preignac


Stay nearby in Preignac at the Guest House Chateau des Grandes Vignes,a 19th-century manor house which features an outdoor pool and sauna and is surrounded by a vineyard.

On the left bank of the Garonne, 50 kilometres inland, south east from Bordeaux, Langon is perfectly located for visiting the impressive Château de Roquetaillade and sampling the Sauternes wines to the east and the Entre-Deux-Mers wines to the north.

Langon has an impressive 12th century Gothic church worthy of a visit if you are staying in town. Although there are many areas in and around the town that are also worth visiting or just for a walk around. The neighbourhoods are full of charm and are steeped in history that is synonymous with the Bordeaux and Gironde region.” []