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FR 371 Île de Patiras (feu postérieur)
latitude 45° 12' 16.6" N
longitude 0° 42' 57.9" W

The Île de Patiras is an island in the middle of the Gironde opposite Pauillac. About 3 km long and 1.5 km wide, the island has been a various times a pirate base, leper colony, and place of exile for Jews from Bordeaux. Today it is the site of a large vineyard producing Bordeaux wine. Accommodations on the island are available. The lighthouse is near the northern tip of the island. The island is accessible only by boat, transportation from Pauillac can be arranged. ARLHS # FRA-812

Île de Patiras

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