Margaux Eglise.jpg
Margaux is located in France
Country France
Region Aquitaine
Department Gironde
Arrondissement Bordeaux
Canton Castelnau-de-Médoc
Elevation 1–23 m (3.3–75 ft)
(avg. 16 m/52 ft)
Land area1 7.36 km2 (2.84 sq mi)
Population2 1,338  (1999)
 - Density 182 /km2 (470 /sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 33268/ 33460
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.
2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Coordinates: 45°02′31″N 0°40′32″W / 45.0419444444°N 0.675555555556°W / 45.0419444444; -0.675555555556

Margaux is a commune in the Gironde department in Aquitaine in south-western France.



The village lies in the Haut Médoc wine making region on the left bank of the Garonne estuary, north west of the city of Bordeaux.


Margaux is the name of the wine appellation d'origine, Margaux AOC, that encompasses the village and the neighbouring villages of Arsac, Labarde, Soussans and Cantenac, and is the most southerly of Médoc's appellations. The commune makes almost entirely red wine.

The 1855 classification contained more wines from Margaux than from any other appellation, and its best-known vineyard, Château Margaux, was one of only four wines to be awarded the Premier Cru status.

Cultural references

Margaux was mentioned in the movie Thank You for Smoking (2006) by the main character Nick Naylor.

The well known singer-songwriter and oenologist Al Stewart released an album of songs involving wine in 2000 called Down in the Cellar, of which one track is entitled "Waiting for Margaux."

Gossip Girl Season 1 Episode 6 "The Handmaiden's Tale" - in the final scenes, Nate's mum speaks about opening a bottle of Margaux to celebrate winning a contract.

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  • Margaux — Margaux …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Margaux — País …   Wikipedia Español

  • Margaux — Margaux, franz. Dorf, s. Château Margaux …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • margaux — ● margaux nom masculin Vin de Médoc rouge très réputé produit sur la commune de Margaux (Gironde) …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Margaux — (spr. Margoh), Dorf im Arrondissement Bordeaux des französischen Departements Gironde; Weinbau (berühmter Rothwein Chateau M.); 1000 Ew …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Margaux — (spr. gō), Flecken im franz. Depart. Gironde, Arrond. Bordeaux, unfern der Gironde, an der Lokalbahn Bordeaux Le Verdon, mit Schloß, anmutigen Villen, berühmtem Weinbau (Château M., jährliche Produktion 2800 Ton.) und (1901) 776 (als Gemeinde… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Margaux —   [mar go], bedeutendes Weinbaugebiet (A. C.) nördlich von Bordeaux (1 300 ha), liefert ein Drittel aller klassifizierten Weine des Médoc.   …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Margaux — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Margaux (homonymie). 45° 02′ 31″ N 0° 40′ 32″ W …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Margaux — Original name in latin Margaux Name in other language Margaux State code FR Continent/City Europe/Paris longitude 45.04012 latitude 0.67892 altitude 16 Population 1455 Date 2012 01 18 …   Cities with a population over 1000 database

  • Margaux — франц. Марго (коммуна в Верхнем Медоке (Бордо), славящаяся своими изысканными красными винами с богатым букетом из сортов Каберне Совиньон, Каберне Фран и Мерло, включает в себя поместья апелласьоны (chateau) Pontet Chappaz, Arsac, Brane Cantenac …   Англо-русский толковый словарь "Вино"

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