Tourist Information in St-Émilion

Tourist Office

Upon arriving in town, reserve a spot on one of the tourist office's excellent, themed visites guidées (guided tours). Staff are super-friendly and have plenty of maps and brochures on wine-tasting, in both the vill…
Tourist Information in La Rochelle

Tourist Office

Runs some excellent seasonal guided tours and sells the La Rochelle City Pass (www.larochelle-citypass.com; 24/48/72 hours €28/38/48), which provides admission to all the key city museums, guided tours, unlimited us…
Tourist Information in Pyla-sur-Mer

Espace Accueil

Before hiking up the dune, gather information on the flora, fauna and fragility of this protected natural site at the friendly information office. It organises free guided dune walks, distributes cycling maps and ha…
Tourist Information in Cognac

Cognac Tourist Office

Pick up a town map and the excellent Promenades Cognac brochure outlining signposted walks in Cognac at the super-friendly tourist office. It also has information on canoeing on the river and runs a variety of free …
Tourist Information in Saint-Pierre, Saint-Paul & the Triangle d'Or

Bordeaux Tourist Office

Runs an excellent range of city and regional tours; reserve online or in situ. It also rents pocket modems to hook you up with wi-fi (€8 per day). There's a small but helpful branch at the train station.
Tourist Information in Chartrons, Bassins à Flot & Bacalan

Espace Information Routes du Vin

This desk, on the ground floor of La Cité du Vin, specialises in wine tourism and can provide bags of advice and information on wine touring, itineraries and dégustation (wine-tasting) in Bordeaux's surrounding vine…
Tourist Information in Cap Ferret

Tourist Office

The tourist office organises a variety of guided tours in English and French, including visits to local oyster farms. Unfortunately it's 12.5km north of the Bélisaire boat jetty, rendering it most useful to visiting…
Hospital in Bordeaux

Hôpital Pellegrin

Bordeaux's main hospital is 3.5km west of Esplanade des Quinconces. To get here it is an easy 20-minute tram journey from the centre (rue Ste-Catherine) on tram line A.
Tourist Information in Blaye

Tourist Office

Tucked inside the citadel, the tourist office organises guided tours of the Vauban fortifications year-round as well as seasonal boat trips along the Gironde River.
Tourist Information in Nantes

Tourist Office

Pick up free city maps and guides. Reserve audioguides (€7) and spots on its excellent themed guided walking tours (adult/child €9/2) in advance online.