Cadillac is located in the Gironde commune of the Aquitaine region in southwestern France. The town was founded in 1280 by Lord Jean I de Grailly whose lush land grew renown vineyards of sweet green and tannin red grapes. The neighboring and competitive towns such as Bordeaux and Sauternes also harvest sweet wines. Centuries of Cadillac’s French-style architecture, grandiose staircases, royal apartments, luxurious French décor, and tasteful art make it an ideal sight-seeing tour for visitors. Active visitors can cycle between French towns and the miles of vineyards or canoe on the River Garonne.
Asides from viniculture, France birthed Antoine Laumet de La Mothe, sieur de Cadillac who adopted the commune as his own. A French explorer and adventurer, he discovered today’s Detroit, Michigan - the center of automobile production in the 20th century. The founders of Cadillac Auto Company, paid homage to La Mothe and his feats.
Bourg-en-Bresse is a charming town in France with much to do. From theatre, museums, The Royal Monastery of Brou to nature activities in Seillon Wood such as horseback riding and biking, there is something for everyone to enjoy in Bourg. Bourg is located approximately 70 km northeast of Lyon on the left bank of the Reyssouz, a tributary of the Saône.
Blaye is located north of Bordeaux, on the eastern side of the Gironde estuary in Aquitaine, France. Blaye is a small river port town with a long history of strategic military significance. The Citadel of Blaye and the city walls, constructed around 1685, is a highlight of the town, and is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The red wines made in the nearby vineyards are another highlight of the area, and wine tastings are held inside the Citadel. Sightseeing in Blaye can be enjoyed by foot, with the 12th century medieval castle ruins, markets, and Fort Medoc on an island in the river as popular highlights of the town.
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