The surrounding countryside is more notable for its wines and vineyards than its scenery, though the hills of Entre-Deux-Mers and the pretty town of St-Émilion are worth visiting in their own right. More interesting is the vast pine-covered expanse of Les Landes and the huge, wild Atlantic beaches of the Côte d'Argent to the south, but it's not a landscape that charms. Its appeal is more in its size and uniqueness and you definitely need your own transport to explore it.
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