Top 10 things to see and do during your stay in the Médoc
Would you like to discover our magnificent territory during your stay in Gironde? Discover from the Pointe de Grave to Lacanau the tourist treasures of the Médoc. Take advantage, for example, of the Vélodyssée, located close to our campsite, to go on an adventure... Let's go for a little preview of your next vacations in the Médoc with our Top 10 things to see and do in our region!
1. The Vélodyssée
The Sunêlia La Pointe du Médoc campsite is located in an area that is ideal for cycling. Near the campsite, we suggest you spend a day along the Vélodyssée. From Brittany to the Basque Coast, this cycle track follows the Atlantic coast and crosses our beautiful region. In the Médoc, the Vélodyssée offers you a route between pine forests and beaches, with a superb view of the ocean.
2. The Cordouan lighthouse
Standing at the mouth of the Gironde estuary, the Cordouan lighthouse is one of the most emblematic sites of tourism in the Médoc. This lighthouse, whose construction began at the end of the 16th century, is the oldest lighthouse still in activity, still occupied and the only one in the world accessible to visitors. The Cordouan lighthouse also offers an exceptional view of the Gironde, the Pointe de Grave and the Médoc coastline.
A few kilometers from the Pointe du Médoc campground, we recommend a detour to visit Soulac-sur-Mer and its lively center. In this attractive little seaside resort with its rich historical heritage, everyone will find a cultural, sporting or relaxing activity to their liking:
- the "Villas soulacaises" in the Côte d'Argent or Neo-colonial style;
- the Basilica of Notre-Dame de la Fin des Terres, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
- the covered market open all year round;
- beaches to swim or practice sports activities.
4. The Médoc wine route
The Médoc is also a region with a rich and varied soil and prestigious vineyards (Pauillac, Margaux...). Want to spend a day around wine and great wines? Take the superb Médoc wine route and discover the most beautiful châteaux of the Gironde. Among the most famous, Château Margaux, Château Lafite Rosthchild, Château Mouton Rosthchild or Château Latour!
5. The Gironde estuary
What if you took the opportunity to go for a picturesque walk along the Gironde estuary? You will find yourself immersed in a perfectly preserved natural site with varied landscapes: wild coves, beaches, ponds, forests, islands, vineyards, fishing huts, small ports (port of Goulé, port of By or port of Saint Christoly for example). During guided tours, boat cruises, walking or cycling tours, you will learn more about the fauna, flora and history of the largest estuary in Europe.
6. The market of Montalivet
During your stay in Gironde, go and stroll around the Montalivet market, one of the most important places in the Médoc region. In the heart of this market, open 7 days a week, more than 200 stands are waiting for you! You will find a wide variety of local products (fruits and vegetables in season, meats, fresh fish, wines, regional specialties...). Tasting booths are also available for you to taste the local products. The craft industry is not left out with clothes, jewels and decorative objects made by the expert hands of our local craftsmen.
7. The old oyster port
Symbol of the history of Verdon-sur-Mer, the old oyster port is a place not to be missed, a few steps away from our campsite. With its fishermen's huts, this small port offers you another way to eat. The old oyster port is also a cultural space where you will meet many artists (painters, photographers, sculptors...).
8. The lakes of the Médoc
With your family, spend a pleasant moment of relaxation at the lakes of the Médoc. The lake of Lacanau and the lake of Carcans-Hourtin are real corners of paradise to discover. You can swim or walk in the shade of the maritime pines, but also practice many sports and recreational activities: sailing, water skiing, paddle, canoeing, wakeboarding, splashpark, kitesurfing, etc.
9. The nature reserve of the pond of Cousseau
For nature lovers, the nature reserve of the Cousseau pond is a Mecca of the Medoc's natural heritage. In the heart of this 600-hectare protected area, discover an unsuspected local fauna and flora. To learn more and imagine the evolution of the landscape over the seasons, opt for one of the many visits with a guide.
The seaside resort of Lacanau-Ocean offers an environment that is ideal for cycling: 15 km of sandy beaches, vast pine forest, "Belle Époque" style villas, etc. It is an ideal place for swimming and sports activities, the city being known as a surfing spot.
The list is still long, a Top 10 is not enough to show you all the richness and diversity of activities in the Médoc! So, don't hesitate to come and meet our staff at the reception of the campsite so that they can tell you more and share their good plans according to your desires!
Plage de la Chambrette
La Pointe du Médoc
Batterie des Arros