Book a Gironde cottage holiday and you'll be spoilt for choice with so many places to see and things to do. The Gironde is probably best known as home to the Bordeaux wine-making region so it goes without saying that the gastronomy of the area is second to none. Take a vineyard tour to find out the secrets behind some of the worlds most famous wines. The Gironde is also home to natural wonders including Europe's longest beach, Cote d'Argent, and Europe's highest sand dune Dune du Pilat that's 109m high and offers wonderful views over the Arcachon Bay. You can also visit the many gorgeous Chateaux, ruined castles and religious buildings here. If you see just one historic site make it the St Emilion Monolithic Church, it's carved out of the rock face and to see it is a truly unique experience.