Just a few weeks ago, we introduced you to the petite but mighty hamlet of Blaye, France. Where the Citadel of Blaye played an extraordinary role in history; protecting the Gironde Estuary and the port of Bordeaux during the 18th and 19th centuries. Now let me tell you about the strong and brave neighbor Bourg. A quaint medieval village perched atop a quiet secret: hence it seems to be forgotten by the crowds.
Bourg held a prominent position at the confluences of the Dordogne and Garonne Rivers, inside her own fortified community. Where this tiny hamlet was invaded by Visigoths, ravaged by the Normans, fortified by the English, visited by four kings and hosted more royalty than anyone ever expected.
Chateau de Citadelle of Bourg
photo: T. Sonnnontine
Blaye and Bourg are synonymous in history and heritage but each embraces a special legacy, where they walked hand-in-hand through the middle ages. Bourg, France, is a hidden gem on the right bank of the Dordogne River, in the heart of the wine appellation of Côtes de Bourg, in the Gironde department.