BEC D’AMBÈS, ‘the beak of Ambès’, refers to the beak-shaped point in the township (‘commune’) of Ambès where the Garonne and Dordogne rivers meet, 15 miles (24 km) north of the city of Bordeaux in the Gironde estuary. The bec marks the westernmost point of the Entre-Deux-Mers region. Rather less poetically Bec d’Ambès also hosts an oil refinery.