The epicurean Medoc region
Pay a visit to Place Desquet in the centre of the village of Bages, between the cellars of Château Lynch-Bages and the hotel and gastronomic restaurant at Château Cordeillan-Bages.
Wine is a way of living, being and sharing in Bages. Its beautiful paved square and the popular Café Lavinal are surrounded by shops, meeting rooms and activities that form the heart and soul of life in this charming village.
Café Lavinal serves traditional and wholesome bistro food in a 1930's brasserie-inspired setting. Its sunny terrace has one of the best views of the village.
The restaurant is open every day from 12 til 2 pm, and from 7:30 til 9 pm.
The bar is open all day long from 10 am til 9 pm.
Closed on Sundays except on 8 April, 27 May, 10 and 17 June, and 9 September.
Tel: +33 (0)5 57 75 00 09
The Bages' Bazaar offers a large choice of wines from Domaines Jean-Michel Cazes as well as books and a selection of decorative objects and tableware sourced by Kinou Cazes-Hachemian during her travels and encounters:
Le Creuset, Jean Vier, Revol, Coucke, Opinel, Peugeot, Riedel, Screwpull, Lafuma, La Chaise Longue...
Open from 10 am til 7 pm, from Monday to Saturday.
Tel: +33 (0)5 56 59 15 40
At the Boucherie de Bages, Yves Bruneau offers regional and home-made specialities including Pauillac lamb, Bazas beef, Basque pork, lamb from the Pyrenees, milk-fed veal, farm poultry, home-made charcuterie and traditional duck foie gras 'torchon'.
Tel: +33 (0)5 56 09 70 22
The Atelier Vélo by Fun Bike proposes hire for all types of bikes including electric, chainless and mountain bikes. Perfect for touring the Médoc vineyards and the region's châteaux.
High season (July and August): open every day from 9.30 am til 12.30 pm and from 2 til 6 pm.
Low season: open every day from 9.30 am til 12.30 pm and from 2 til 6 pm, closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays - Service available upon reservation on closing days.
Tel: +33 (0)5 56 09 76 62