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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 Mdoc 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: Chteau Lafite Rothschild, Chteau Latour, and Chteau Mouton Rothschild.

Other well known chteaux include:

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

(Sources: Wikipedea, Gralon)

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