Entre Deux Mers
You will come across this description many times and the literal translation in English is ‘between two seas’. In fact it describes the large wine growing region between the Dordogne and Garonne rivers to the east of Bordeaux and derives its name from the fact that both rivers are tidal as far as Castillon and La Reole. This is a very significant wine growing area and is scattered with charming towns and villages. The countryside is undulating with a mixture of vineyard, pasture and woodland. Other villages of note are Rauzan with its castle and "grottes celestines" underground caves which are both open to the public, La Sauve - Majeur with its Abbaye founded in 1079 which obtained UNESCO world heritage status as part of the Santiago de Compostella pilgrim route and Blasimon also with a Benedictian Abbaye .