Bordeaux Merignac – 57km / Bergerac-Roumaniere – 65km / Toulouse Blagnac – 223km
Puisseguin – 3km / St-Emilion – 8km / Libourne – 18km
Things to do and see in the area
Being in one of the main regions of the Bordeaux wine area, you are in the ideal place for wine tasting tours. Countless wine producing châteaux open their doors for wine tasting. An ideal way to buy the wines you most like directly from the producer. And why not ask to take part in the harvesting of the grapes if visiting in September?
There are also a host of places to visit, such as medieval towns and castles, riding on old trains in Guîtres, and visiting Bordeaux, Arcachon and the Lascaux caves.
For sporty types, hiking, biking, kayaking, tennis, golf and horse riding are all within easy reach, and there is a leisure center 100m from the house that welcomes children. Two hardcourt tennis courts next to the property are available for guest use.
Take a tour
You couldn't be in a better location for a wine tasting tour! The small village of Puisseguin Saint Emilion is situated in the very heart of the Bordeaux wine region, close to the famous St-Emilion and Pomerol areas. The vineyards of Puisseguin-Saint-Emilion were granted AOC status in November 1936.
With many wine producing chateaux in the region opening their doors at various times for wine tasting, it is easy to create your own tour, and to buy directly from the producer.
Visit a medieval town
Right on your doorstep, St-Emilion is a medieval town full of history and well worth a visit. You will feel like you have stepped back in time as you walk in the town on the cobbled streets.
Some of its best historical points are the monolithic church, the Brunet gate and remparts, the king’s keep, the Cordelier cloister, the ancient wash houses, the market hall and more.
Distance: 8 km
Château de Vayres
The Château de Vayres is a medieval castle, located on the banks of the Dordogne River. It was rebuilt during the Renaissance and again in 1700.
It is classified as an official historical landmark of France, and the gardens are listed as among the Notable Gardens of France by the Committee of Parks and Gardens of the French Ministry of Culture.
Distance: 20 km
Trains de Guîtres
Take a ride on old trains
Take a journey through time, in the era of steam locomotives with the trains Guîtres-Marcenais.
You will see the picturesque paths and landscape of the area aboard these old trains, for an experience out of the ordinary.
Distance: 20 km
Visit & nightlife
For a break from the quietness of rural Puisseguin, and for the best night-life, we recommand a visit to Bordeaux, a port city on the river Garonne.
Some of the main attractions are the gothic cathedral Saint-André, the museum des Beaux-Arts, and the grand place de la Bourse, centered on the Three Graces fountain, which overlooks the Miroir d’Eau reflecting pool. Public gardens line the curving river quays.
And as with many cities, it is rich in restaurants, concerts and night-life.
Distance: 57 km
Dune du Pilat
Situated south-west of Bordeaux, Arcachon is on the coast and is best known for its famous "Dune du Pilat", the highest sand dune in Europe, currently standing at 361 feet high, and 2.9 km in length.
The area is also famous for the beauty and diversity of its natural environment and is well worth a visit.
Distance: 100 km
A must see in the region is the Lascaux cave in neighbouring Dordogne.
The cave holds the finest of all prehistoric paintings made by Cro Magnons man, and are reknown worldwide.
Distance: 144 km
Golf and Other
Why not enjoy a round of golf at a five star course located near St Emilion and designed by one of the best architects in the world, Tom Doak. This exceptional course unfolds in a valley fringed by centenary oak trees, framed by vineyards and located just 6 miles from the village of Saint Emilion.
Food, food, food
The local villages and towns hold regular fresh food and produce markets every day. Some of the finest markets are located a short drive away in Libourne, Castillon and Branne (to name a few). The freshest seafood, meat, fruit and vegetables are available all year round!