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The river rises in the Spanish Pyrenees (and is called there Garona), crosses the border after France and then flows to the northwest. Below the city Bordeaux he joins the river Dordogne and forms the large mouth funnel Gironde that flows into the Atlantic. Already in Roman times, the Garonne was an important transport route through the province of Gaul for the wine trade, Along the shores of these waters are many appellations such as Barsac. Cadillac - Côtes de Bordeaux. Cérons. Sauterne. Graves. Premières Côtes de Bordeaux and the as Haut-Médoc designated southern part of Médoc,

Garonne - Saint-Béat in the valley of the Garonne

Three départements along the river are Haute-Garonne, Tarn-et-Garonne and Lot-et-Garonne, the latter two being named after the Garonne tributaries Lot and Tarne. The large area between the rivers Garonne and Dordogne is called Entre-deux-Mers with many appellations. The left bank along the Garonne and the mouth Gironde is called Rive gauche designated. See also below Haut-Pays,

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