Châteaux on the Road

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More than a million visitors flock to this new French tourist route every year. All along the D2 and along the byways, the Médoc is a land to be experienced. A review of the strengths and things to do by our specialist Pascale Cassagnes

Margaux, Saint-Julien, Pauillac, Saint-Estèphe, etc. When you see the signs for the Médoc wine-producing villages scrolling past on the D2, you can’t help but think of Oscar Wilde’s quip: “The French are so proud of their wines that they have named some of their towns after Grand Crus”. The myth was born in 1855 with the classification requested by Napoleon III. Of the 61 grands crus classés, 60 are from the Médoc.

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