What is there to see and do?

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" Célestine" grotto in Rauzan (20 minutes from Soussac).

Put on your welly boots, safety helmet with lamp (this is provided, but not the welly boots!) and off we go on a 45 minute trek on the look-out for nature's amazing hidden treasures on the bed of the only underground river in the Gironde. The Célestine grotto, so named as it was the name of the site owner when the grotto was discovered in 1845. Closed for several years, it re-opened to the public thanks to the hard work and determination of the local town council.

Please note that those visitors who are under 1m20 as well as anyone with reduced mobility will not be authorised to access the grotto. Reservation is compulsory. For prices and any further information, please call 05 57 84 08 69.

PRACTICAL INFORMATION
Reservation (obligatory), for any further information, please call 05 57 84 08 69.

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Rauzan medieval castle (20 minutes from Soussac).

Built on top of a rock which has existed since ancient times, the medieval fortress of Rauzan was referred to for the first time in the 13th century. If you go directly to the tourist information office, situated at the entry to the castle, you can ask for a guided visit. What is absolutely essential is the steep climb up the steps to the dungeon (31 metres), where you'll have a magnificent view out over the village.

PRACTICAL INFORMATION
For any further information, please call 05 57 84 03 88.

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Step back in time at the Château de Duras (20mins from Soussac)

Nestled between Entre-Deux-Mers and Périgord, just a stone’s throw away from the estate of Vrai Caillou, the Château de Duras is a window into history. Erected in the 7th century it was used initially as a fortress then later converted into a country mansion. Classed as a historical monument, this cultural heritage jewel will astound you with its wealth of treasures, from the ‘Room of Ghosts’ (‘Salle aux Fantômes’) to the ‘Room of Models’ (‘Salle des Maquettes’) and the ‘Kitchen of a Hundred Logs’ (‘Cuisine aux Cents-Fagots’)

PRACTICAL INFORMATION
Château de Duras Information, reservations and events: 05 53 83 77 32 - www.chateau-de-duras.com

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Adrenaline Rush (27 minutes from Soussac).

On a wooded 25 hectare property, the Faleyras karting circuit is an ideal spot to pass a great moment between friends, family or to mix work and play! With top of the line facilities (fully equipped meeting room, on-site catering services) and a secure race track discover, or rediscover, the thrilling sensation of being behind the wheel of a one or two seater kart.

PRACTICAL INFORMATION
Circuit de Faleyras, Recreation Centre & Seminar Rooms, information on 05 56 23 69 10 - www.circuitdefaleyras.com

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By Bike

Enjoy the charms of the region at your own rhythm and in the open air, snake your way through vineyards following a secure bike path: choose from either a turnkey package or create a customised trip organised by the Entre-Deux-Mers’ Tourist Office. There are over 10 possible itineraries located between Bordeaux and its surrounds. Featuring assistance points, tourist attractions and activities, the trail is paved with every possible comfort for the enjoyment and tranquillity of the cyclist.

PRACTICAL INFORMATION
Entre-Deux-Mers bike path, information and reservations 05 56 61 82 73 - www.entredeuxmers.com