The river rises in the Spanish Pyrenees (Garona there), crosses the border into France and then flows northwest there. 15 kilometres downstream from Bordeaux, it joins the Dordogne River and forms the large Gironde estuary, which flows into the Atlantic Ocean. The picture shows the confluence of the Dordogne (front) and the Garonne at the pointed Bec d'Ambès. As early as Roman times in antiquity, the Garonne was an important transport route through the province of Gaul (see under Celts) for the wine trade. The area between the two rivers is called Entre-deux-Mers.
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Restaurantleiter, Sommelier, Weindozent und Autor; Dresden