The Gironde is difficult to describe without using superlatives. It's the largest department of France with a coastline forming part of Europe's longest beach - the Cote d'Argent - stretching from the Gironde estuary south to Biarritz. Climb Dune du Pilat, at over 100m Europe's highest sand dune.
Most famously, the department of Gironde is home to the largest quality wine district in the world. A wonderful holiday destination for all the family.