History of Saint-Caprais-de-Bordeaux
South-east of Bordeaux, Saint-Caprais is a former parish in the Bordeaux countryside that became a town after the Revolution. It was in 1913 that it took the name of Saint-Caprais-de-Bordeaux. At the gates of Entre-deux-Mers, the village has long had 5 to 6 hundred inhabitants. Its strategic location on the road from Bordeaux to Langoiran has been an important development factor. Its population growth began in the 1960s and 1970s, with the town now numbering more than 3,300 inhabitants. In the 19th century, the territory of Saint-Caprais already had several hundred hectares of vines. The town is made up of the village nestled in a valley and four hamlets formerly attached to the parish. In the heart of the village, the church was built in the 12th century and restored in the 18th and 19th centuries. The wooded area planted with vineyards was conducive to the settlement of noble families and the construction of several castles dating from the 16th to the 18th century.
The essentials of Saint-Caprais-de-Bordeaux
The oldest building in the town, the Church of Saint-Caprais is a remarkable building in Romanesque style, with exceptional iconography and rich furnishings. The built heritage of Saint-Caprais also includes several historic and wine-making châteaux, including the elegant 16th century Saujean castle, the Gourgues family castle built in the 17th century, the Château la Gontrie wine estate, and even the house. noble Campet in the heart of the village. The area of Saint-Caprais-de-Bordeaux also has the attraction of its wooded environment: the Cantalou forest stretches to the south-east of the city, as far as the neighboring town of Sadirac. It is home to a tree climbing course, a site for outdoor activities and adventures for the whole family. Fans of outdoor sports and recreation will also find a pleasant fitness trail in Saint-Caprais, on the Bernard plain. Nearby, the Bois de Mauquey and the Arbor et Sens park, the largest adventure park in Gironde, are also attractive sites.
Living in Saint-Caprais-de-Bordeaux
On the right bank of the Garonne, just 15 km from the center of Bordeaux, Saint-Caprais is a popular destination for buyers looking for a property located in a preserved environment and quick to reach from the Gironde metropolis. Families working in Bordeaux will find a high quality living environment a 20-minute drive from Saint-Jean train station. The town offers real village life with its weekly market, annual festivities and dynamic associations. The town has several local shops (mini-market, pharmacy, bakery), as well as a medical center and a dentist's office. The bus service connects the town to Bordeaux. Saint-Caprais has a nursery school and an elementary school, an after-school reception, as well as a leisure center which operates on Wednesdays and during school holidays. The media library offers numerous workshops throughout the year for a diverse audience.