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Chateau Lafite
Chateau Lafite
Coat of arms of Pauillac
Coat of arms
Pauillac is located in France
Location within Nouvelle-Aquitaine region
Pauillac is located in Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Coordinates: 45°12?00?N 0°44?56?W / 45.1999°N 0.7488°W / 45.1999; -0.7488Coordinates: 45°12?00?N 0°44?56?W / 45.1999°N 0.7488°W / 45.1999; -0.7488
Country France
Region Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Department Gironde
Arrondissement Lesparre-Médoc
Canton Le Nord-Médoc
 o Mayor (2008–2014) Sébastien Hournau
Area1 22.74 km2 (8.78 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 5,195
 o Density 230/km2 (590/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 o Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code 33544 /33250
Elevation 0-29 m (0-95 ft)
(avg. 6 m or 20 ft)

1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

2Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Pauillac ([po.jak], Occitan: Paulhac) is a municipality in the Gironde department in Nouvelle-Aquitaine in southwestern France.


The United States Navy established a naval air station on 1 December 1917 to operate seaplanes during World War I. The base closed shortly after the First Armistice at Compiègne.[1]


Near the centre of town is a marina with moorings for about 150 boats. 2300m north of this is a floating platform where the very large Airbus A380 wings and fuselage sections are transferred from sea-going RORO ferries to barges. The parts are manufactured in Broughton, UK and Germany. The barges take them through Bordeaux to a dock at Langon and then by oversize road convoy to the assembly plant at Blagnac, Toulouse. See Itinéraire à Grand Gabarit for more details of the transportation.




The commune consists of only 3,000 acres (12 km²) of vineyards in the Haut-Médoc between the villages of Saint-Julien to the south and Saint-Estèphe to the north, but is home to three of Bordeaux's five first-growth wines: Château Lafite Rothschild, Château Latour, and Château Mouton Rothschild.

Selection of Pauillac estates

See also


  1. ^ Van Wyen, Adrian O. (1969). Naval Aviation in World War I. Washington, D.C.: Chief of Naval Operations. p. 45.

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