Vivre à Cénac

History of Cénac

A commune in Entre-deux-Mers on the right bank of the Garonne to the south-east of Bordeaux, Cénac occupies a territory already inhabited in prehistoric times. Remains from antiquity, the High Middle Ages and the Middle Ages attest to the continued occupation of these high alluvial terraces over the centuries. Buildings dating from the 16th to the 19th century also testify to the attraction of the Girondine bourgeoisie for the privileged setting of Cénac: a revitalizing countryside near Bordeaux and the Port de la Lune, in the heart of vineyards today classified in an area prestigious appellation. The number of inhabitants of Cénac remained stable from the end of the 18th century to the 1950s. It has since almost quadrupled, due to its privileged location compared to the Bordeaux metropolis.

The essentials of Cénac

In a hilly, predominantly wine-growing setting, this small town in Entre-deux-Mers boasts a remarkable traditional, cultural and natural heritage, which makes it a popular destination for green tourism. Its territory is home to several renowned wine estates, including the Château du Garde, the Château Duplessy or the Château Frachet. The Cenacais vineyard is located in the Première-Côtes-de-Bordeaux appellation area. The landscape of Cénac is mixed with vineyards and wooded areas. In the village, the 11th century Saint-André church has undergone a fine restoration. A few hundred meters from the city center and its shops, the green Rauzé valley is home to a remarkable little rural heritage, which includes an old washhouse.

Living in Cénac

Cénac is quite simply the Gironde countryside less than 15 minutes by car from the Porte de Bourgogne. Better yet, a preserved natural environment and landscapes of classified vineyards 35 minutes by bike from Saint-Jean station. The territory of Cénac offers an undeniable quality of life to its inhabitants, while enjoying great accessibility. It is notably linked to the city center of Bordeaux by the 403 bus line. The town's real estate stock is almost entirely made up of single-family houses. Families appreciate the presence of a school, a teen club, and numerous sports and cultural associations (including dance, music and the arts, choir, football, martial arts, rugby, gymnastics and tennis). There are also several general practitioners and specialists in the town, a pharmacy, as well as local shops mainly present in the town: bars and restaurants, bakery, hairdressing and beauty salon, grocery store. Supermarkets can be reached in a few minutes in the neighboring municipalities.