Day 3: Saint Estèphe and Pauillac
Relax on your boat and set sail to Saint Estèphe, passing thought Pauillac. Both are a lovely villages, close to each other and are the gateway to the Médoc Region. Navigating between small islands and gentle slopes, you might see some of the most splendid châteaux such as Château Pichon or Château Latour. Try to visit at least one of them! Less famous, but not less pretty, is ChâteauLafon-Rochet, perched on the highest hill of Saint Estèphe. The wine cellar is incredible and the Tesseron family (who own the château) will be pleased to let you taste their wine.
Day 4: Blaye and Bourg
In the morning, set sail to Blaye, another UNESCO World Heritage Site. This 17th century citadel built by the famous architect, Vauban, was used to defend the Gironde estuary from invaders. Nowadays, you can book a private guide and explore the 30 acres of fortifications.
During the afternoon, you could head over to Bourg and rent a bike from the tourist office to discover the surroundings and the village. Make sure to spend a few hours relaxing at the lovely restaurants where the cuisine is astonishing. On Sundays, the village has a farmer’s market. During this time, the atmosphere is bustling as the calm village transforms itself on an animated yet pleasant place.