All about Saint-Émilion

Tout savoir sur saint emilions

Saint-Émilion is a wine-growing village in the Bordeaux region of France. Located in the heart of the picturesque Bordeaux region, Saint-Émilion has been producing wine for centuries. The village is home to many historic vineyards and châteaux, as well as a number of innovative wineries that help make Saint-Émilion a leading producer of fine wines. … Read more

North Medoc Fortress

The memorial of the fortress of the North Médoc proposes through the visit of a museum and a historical site of the Atlantic Wall, to relate the battle of liberation of the pocket of German resistance North Médoc, in a human way devoid of partisan or political notion.

Fort Médoc

Classified as a historical monument, this fort was built by Vauban on the banks of the Gironde in 1689. It formed a line of protection on the estuary with the Citadel of Blaye and the Fort Paté. These three sites constituting the “lock of the estuary” have been classified as World Heritage by UNESCO within … Read more

Cordouan Lighthouse

King of lighthouses and lighthouse of kings, Cordouan, as it exists today, was built on the orders of Henry III on the site of a 13th century tower. Work began in 1584 and was completed in the early 17th century. The building, with its innovative architecture for its time, is a real technical feat. Consolidated … Read more

Citadel of Blaye, UNESCO world heritage

The Citadel of Blaye is a fortress located in the town of Blaye, in the department of Gironde. The Citadel was built between 1685 and 1689 by the military engineer François Ferry. In 2009, the Citadel of Blaye was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List The Citadel is an impressive sight, rising above the … Read more

Bordeaux, world capital of wine

Bordeaux, the world capital of wine, is a charming city that has successfully entered the 21st century while preserving its exceptional architectural heritage, classified as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. From its Gallo-Roman and medieval past, Bordeaux has preserved the ruins of the Palais Gallien, a 15,000-seat amphitheater built in the 3rd century. Old … Read more

The Gironde : A great seaside destination

Water is omnipresent in the Gironde and is infinitely varied: ocean, estuary, lakes, rivers and streams make up an exceptional mosaic of environments and landscapes. The Gironde is the land of mixed waters: 126 km of beaches, the largest estuary in Europe, the two largest lakes in France suitable for family water sports activities, two … Read more

Lacanau Ocean

Popular with surfers from all over the world, Lacanau-Ocean hosts every year in August one of the major stages of the world surfing championship, the ” Lacanau Pro “. It is the oldest surfing competition in France (1979). There are 7 surf clubs in the resort: surfing is considered a religion here! Lacanau-Ocean is also … Read more


Adults also have the choice of sunbathing on the beach, discovering sand yachting or racing on the lake. The UCPA center of Bombannes offers an adventure course accessible to all those who wish to experience the great thrill in complete safety: it is an aerial trekking where you move from tree to tree thanks to … Read more


Numerous bicycle paths, a vast forest and 7 km of beaches form a real paradise for lovers of outdoor sports or lazing around. Numerous infrastructures (tennis, stadium, playgrounds for children, motorcycle-cross circuit) relay the sports activities set up in summer by CAP33 . To recharge your batteries, head for the Euronat thalassotherapy center, the largest … Read more


12 km of beaches, 40 km of hiking trails, 30 km of bicycle paths: the seaside resort of Vendays-Montalivet has what it takes to seduce lovers of space and outdoor recreation or naturists who love freedom. The pleasures of water This is where the first family naturist vacation resort in the world was born in … Read more

Le Verdon-sur-Mer

Bordered by the Atlantic Ocean and the Gironde estuary, Le Verdon-sur-Mer is the northernmost seaside resort of the Gironde coast, on the edge of the Médoc peninsula. Placed under the benevolence of the Cordouan lighthouse, the “Verdon” is first of all the Pointe de Grave, a magical place where the waters of the Atlantic Ocean … Read more


With the arrival of the railroad, Soulac-Sur-Mer was, along with Arcachon, one of the first seaside resort destinations on the Gironde coast and in France. There are nearly 500 19th century villas scattered throughout the resort which is classified as an ancient village. The first ones, on the sea front, were built in 1860. Behind … Read more

Le Cap-Ferret

In spite of its fame, Cap-Ferret has kept its original charm and a wild quietude that Jean Cocteau already appreciated. On the Bassin d’Arcachon side, calm waters allow children to swim in complete safety and to collect clams at low tide. On the Atlantic side, the ocean beaches of Grand-Crohot, Truc Vert and Horizon welcome … Read more

Lake of Cazaux

Only 10 km south of the Bassin d’Arcachon, to which it is connected by a canal, the lake of Cazaux is the second largest freshwater lake in France. Nestled in the heart of the forest and protected from the wind, it is home to an exuberant and generous nature on nearly 5,500 hectares, enough to … Read more

Lake of Carcans-Hourtin

With its 6,600 hectares, the lake of Carcans-Hourtin is the largest natural freshwater lake in France. Ideal for learning to sail, this lake saw the birth of the Olympic dinghies in the 60s, the famous 420 and 470. It is also popular with families for safe swimming. Its particularly preserved natural environment with its wild … Read more

Lake of Lacanau

6 km from the seaside resort of Lacanau-Ocean, the lake of Lacanau is both a peaceful place dedicated to swimming, sailing and fishing, as well as one of the training sites of the French water skiing team. Fed by small streams, the “crastes”, which drain the whole of the Médoc, this 2000-hectare lake, sheltered from … Read more

Hourtin Beach

Children are kings in Hourtin-Port, which has dedicated to them a “House of Early Childhood”. There is a daycare center for toddlers from 3 months to 3 years old and a play area for 3-12 year olds (all summer). In the “Children’s Island” (open all year round), the juniors can have fun in a huge … Read more

Le Pyla-sur-Mer

Located in the commune of La Teste-de-Buch, at the entrance to the Bay of Arcachon, the resort of Pyla-sur-Mer offers its visitors a wide range of emotions and activities. In Pyla-sur-Mer, we have the choice Swimming in the calm waters of the Basin or heading to the ocean beaches of Petit-Nice, La Lagune and La … Read more

Le Porge Ocean

This seaside resort of the Médoc, located upstream of the Bassin d’Arcachon, has a huge 13 km beach, untouched by any construction. Here is nature in its raw state, to be consumed without moderation, which is what surfers and lovers of forest walks, on foot or by mountain bike, like to do. Le Porge is … Read more

Arcachon Basin

The Arcachon basin is a major tourist destination in France. Located in Gironde, it is bordered by the Landes forest and the Atlantic coast. This region offers many activities and attractions for vacationers: water sports, cycling or walking, cultural visits… Discover here all you need to know about the Arcachon basin! A very popular tourist … Read more