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The church of Saint Martin de Pauillac dates from the early part of the 19th century. It was constructed from materials taken from the previous church that had become too small and the church of Saint Mambert of Rignac, dedicated to Sainte Radegonde and located at Saint Lambert just to the south of Pauillac. The design was inspired by the fashion for Greek art at that time; the architect was Armand Corcelle of Bordeaux.

Pauillac is a commune in the Gironde department in Aquitaine in south-western France. It is located in the Médoc peninsular on the left bank of the Gironde estuary some fifty kilometres north of the city of Bordeaux. Its population in 1999 was 1274 spread over an area of 22.74 square kilometres.

It is world famous for the production of high quality red wines. The commune has only 3000 acres (12 square kilometres) of vineyards, but is home to three of Bordeaux's five Premier Cru (First Growth) wines: Château Lafite Rothschild, Château Latour, and Château Mouton Rothschild.

Other well known châteaux include:

Château d'Armailhac
Château Clerc-Milon
Château Duhart-Milon-Rothschild
Château Grand-Puy-Ducasse
Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste
Château Haut-Bages-Liberal
Château Haut-Batailley
Château Lynch-Bages
Château Pedesclaux
Château Pichon Longueville Baron
Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande
Château Pontet-Canet

(Sources: Wikipedea, Gralon)

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