Libourne, the wine-making capital of northern Gironde, near Saint Emilion and Pomerol, is a French commune in the Aquitaine region.
Libourne is situated in one of France's premier wine producing areas, and is a regional centre for the wine trade, as well as being famous for its gastronomic specialities. The town also plays host to a number of annual festivals including one dedicated to wine and literature.
Libourne is an attractive town, with fine architecture and offers a few sightseeing attractions.
The Gothic church, restored in the 19th century, has a stone spire 232 ft high. On the quay there is a machicolated clock-tower which survives from the ramparts of the 14th century; and a town-house, containing a small museum and a library, is a quaint relic of the 16th century. It is located by the main square, the Place D'abel Surchamp.
Every weekend one of the largest fresh food markets in the region is also held in the main square, the Place D'abel Surchamp.
There is a statue of Élie, duc Decazes, who was born in the neighborhood.