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Libourne Things to Do

  • Monument to Oscar de Gereaux

    By the main bridge into town is a small park featuring a monument to Captain Oscar de Gereaux. The monument honors his sacrifice in 1845 in the battle of Sidi Brahim.

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  • Local Wine Festival

    The town of Libourne hosted its first local wine festival on the second weekend in July. The Des Vines, Des Rive en Libournais combines the two important aspects of the town, the local wine industry and the confluence of the l'Ilse and Dordogne rivers. In addition to several of the local wineries displaying the fruit of their labor, there were...

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  • l'Eglise St. Jean

    Just a few streets from the l"isle River, and just off the main street is the imposing Church of Saint-Jean, complete with towering bell tower.

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  • Town Square

    As with many towns in Europe, Libourne has an attractive and active town square. A number of cafe's, pattiseries, shops line the square. The large pergola in the middle serves as a focal point.

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  • Sunday Morning Farmers Market

    More than just a farmers market, the Sunday market in the Lebourne city square is a packed assemblage of fresh fruits and vegetables, but cheese, meats, seafood and great deals on clothing.

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  • Medieval Tower

    Located on the banks of the river, the Tower is one of the few remaining vestiges of the medieval fortifications that once surrounded the city. Unfortunately, the access to the interior was locked.

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Libourne Restaurants

  • Boulangerie / Patisserie

    On the corner of the town square is one of those boulangerie / patisserie that gets your taste buds going simply by glancing at the delicious morsels, and if you are not looking, the aroma will get you.

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  • La Tour a Vieux Port

    Left with few choices of a decent restaurant on a Sunday evening in Libourne, I followed the hotel's recommendation and dined on the terrace by the river at the La Tour de Vieux Port. Fortunately they had some reasonably priced, quality Medoc Bordeaux's in a half bottle. The early July weather was perfect for an outdoor meal. A somewhat limited...

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Libourne Transportation

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    Bicycling in Libourne

    by Roadquill Written Aug 8, 2011

    The town of Libourne is very easy to explore on bicycle. The town is flat, at the confluence of two nice size rivers. The weather varied, on one day it was slightly cool and a tiny bit of rain, and the other it was warm and sunny. One point of caution, there are several areas of the nearby highways where bicycles are not allowed. Unfortunately, I could not figure out what the alternative way would be and not risk getting lost so I rode on on the highway anyway.

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Libourne Local Customs

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    by Roadquill Written Aug 8, 2011

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    For being in the middle of the finest wine area in the world, there is not the wine tasting industry as we have come to expect such as in the Napa and Sonoma Valleys in California or the Douro Valley in Portugal. However, some wineries are realizing that this can be positive. Most of these seem to be from the Lalande de Pomeral district, just East of the famed Pomeral district. The wines are less expensive. On Sunday morning you can also pick up some good quality wines from local growers at the farmers market in the Libourne town square. Several I tasted were exceptionally good. Many of the others were very good, and certainly great for a nice wine to go with dinner.

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Libourne Warnings and Dangers

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    Slim Pickings

    by Roadquill Updated Jul 19, 2011

    It one thing for a town to roll up on Sunday evening, but tourists wanting a qualify meal have to look hard on Sunday evenings as most restaurants are closed. I noted only two, one on each side of the Isle River near the watchtower.

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Libourne Off The Beaten Path

  • Old Fishing Net Cranes

    While I can't imagine these old birds are efficient at catching fish alongside the river, this crane with a large dip net is indicative the the history of the river to the local population.

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  • Picturesque vineyards

    Within a kilometer of the town of Libourne are numerous vineyards. Many of these are in some of the finest wine growing appellations in the world, including Fronsac, Pomeral and St. Emilion.

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Libourne Favorites

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    by Roadquill Updated Aug 18, 2011

    Favorite thing: The Libourne Tourism office is located in the main square in the old town at:
    40 place Abel Surchamp - 33500 Libourne
    Tél. 05 57 51 15 14 - Fax. 05 57 25 00 58

    http://www.libourne-tourisme.com/en.html

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