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Saint-Macaire Travel guide
Saint-Macaire : Michelin's recommendations
A medieval town quite close to Bordeaux. St Macaire has perhaps the charm but not the immobility of a picture postcard. Behind the restored balconies and façades of the old streets, the town is humming with life. The town gets its name from a saint of Greek origin, Makarios, who came here in the 5C. Its white wines are part of the côtes de Bordeaux St Macaire appellation contrôlée. There is a pleasant view of the town from Route de Sauveterre.
Tourist attractions Saint-Macaire : Things to see and do
rue de l'Église F - 33490 Saint-Macaire
The fortifications date back to the 12C when the town was founded. Three gates still remain; the northern one, crowned by an impressive machicolation, is still the main access to the old town. Note the admirable perspective of the southern part of th..
place de l'Église F - 33490 Saint-Macaire
A vast and imposing building, the church has a Romanesque apse with a row of billet-mouldings around the edge. It has the same trefoil shape as the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, the final apse being replaced by the nave. Beneath the 13C ..
place du Mercadiou F - 33490 Saint-Macaire
This delightful square is lined with attractive houses supported by Gothic and Renaissance covered arcades. The workmanship of the 15C and 16C houses with arched bays or transom windows is excellent.
5 rue de l'Eglise F - 33490 Saint-Macaire
Featuring a covered hot tub, this hotel offers free parking and free Wi-Fi. In the medieval city of Saint-Macaire, 550 metres from its train station, it is 130 metres from Château de Tardes. Each room and suite at Les Feuilles d'Acanthe has a flat-s..
D 1113 F - 33490 Saint-Macaire
A few steps from the medieval city, this regional house is delightfully relaxed. It offers a shaded terrace and appetising market-fresh cuisine (roast guinea fowl with girolles, fruit cheesecake, etc). A few spacious rooms are available in the wing.