Camping holidays on the edge of the Estuary
It is at the Bec d'Ambes that the Garonne and the Dordogne, by joining their courses, give birth to the Gironde with its estuary which ends at the Pointe de Grave at Le Verdon-sur-Mer opposite Royan. At the exit of the estuary stands the Cordouan lighthouse, still in operation.
The Gironde and its estuary offer a wide variety of sites and landscapes near the campsite.
Cordouan lighthouse, a stone's throw from the campsite
An absolutely unique site, listed by UNESCO, the Cordouan Lighthouse, located at the mouth of the Gironde Estuary, is the only lighthouse on the French coast still in operation. It is also the only one in the world open to visitors. After climbing its 311 steps, you will be rewarded with an exceptional view of the Gironde and the Royannaises coastline. You can reach it after a 45-minute sea trip aboard the La Bohème launch, departing from Le Verdon (reservations recommended in summer).
Valeyrac and the Port de la Goulée :
Charming little village on the edge of the estuary. Valeyrac is home to traditional fishermen's huts at Port de la Goulée. In the peace of the summer, it is a charming place to stroll and come to taste the regional specialities. Situated on the Wine Route in the heart of the Médoc vineyards, there are many famous châteaux nearby which are also worth a stop for a tasting.
Royan / Port Médoc / Pointe de Grave
Soulac-sur-Mer has been an attractive modern seaside resort since the late 19th century. The town has managed to retain its Belle Epoque character with old villas and contemporary buildings that respect the original style.
With 7 km of beaches, a town centre with shopping arcades and numerous forest paths, Soulac is only 30 minutes from the campsite.
Port Médoc is a marina with almost 900 moorings near the Pointe de Grave. It is here that you can take the ferry to Royan.