Top 10 things to do in the Médoc

1 – The Vendays Montalivet market:

Less than 8km from Les Peupliers campsite in Gironde, the Montalivet market is the place not to be missed during your holiday. It has existed since 1957 but nowadays during the summer season, the market of Montalivet is more European than ever. You will be able to taste oysters and wine from the Médoc, as well as crafts and many other specialities, each as beautiful as the next. During your family holiday in Gironde, don't forget to visit the Montalivet market, which is open every morning, 7 days a week.

2 – Surf schools:

From Verdon sur mer to Lacanau, you will find a multitude of surf spots on more than 120km of beaches. Whether you are a novice or an experienced surfer, it will be impossible not to find your wave. In Montalivet, for a sporty family holiday, you will have to surf the waves of the Médoc Atlantique. There are numerous surf schools in Montalivet, less than 8km from Les Peupliers campsite in Gironde.

3 – Soulac sur Mer :

Soulac sur Mer is located a few kilometres from Les Peupliers campsite in Gironde, between Le Verdon sur mer and Montalivet, it is the town to visit during your holiday in Gironde. This seaside resort has a very rich historical heritage:
The Soulacaise villas in neo-colonial style with turrets, gables and fronts in red and brown bricks.
The Basilica of Notre Dame de la Fins des Terres is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The miles of beaches for swimming and for all your sporting activities.

4 – Cordouan Lighthouse :

The Cordouan lighthouse is one of the sites not to be missed during your holidays in the Gironde in the Médoc. This lighthouse is the oldest still in activity, still inhabited and accessible to the visit. It offers an exceptional view of the Gironde.

5 – The Lakes of the Médoc:

The Lac d'Hourtin-Carcans and the Lac de Lacanau are the ideal place to spend a nautical and sporting holiday. The campsite Les Peupliers is the ideal place, it is located in the centre of all these activities to spend a family holiday. Paddle, catamaran, pedal boat, boat rental... everything is there for a sporty programme. You can also take the opportunity to walk along the water's edge and enjoy the fauna and flora and let yourself be inspired by the colours of the lakes.

6 – The Médoc wine routes:

For your holiday in Gironde, choose the Médoc and its wine routes. From Bordeaux, through Margaux, Pauillac, Saint Estèphe and up to Verdon sur mer, you will not fail to visit and taste the greatest wines of the Médoc.

7 – The Gironde Estuary, the Bac du Verdon sur Mer to Royan :

The Pointe de Grave at Le Verdon sur Mer will allow you to cross the Gironde Estuary towards Royan. No need to book, by bike, on foot or by car you can cross the Estuary for a day trip to Royan. There are only 6km of water separating the Médoc and the Charente Maritime.

8 – Equestrian centres:

You want to introduce your children to horse riding, you want to ride again to remember your youth and you simply dream of riding during your holidays in Gironde. The campsite Les Peupliers in Gironde is located in the middle of many equestrian centres to walk between forest and beach in the Médoc.

9 – Parc de l'Aventure, Karting and Paintball Montalivet

Les Peupliers campsite is located less than 8km from the Adventure Park, the ideal place for a family day out. You can enjoy paintballing, tree climbing, visiting the Landes forest, playing mini-golf and showing off your acrobatic skills on the trampolines and zip lines. If you like speed and go-kart racing, Les Peupliers campsite in Gironde is the perfect place to enjoy your holiday in Vendays Montalivet.

10 – Nature: sunset, Landes forest

Camping Les Peupliers in Vendays Montalivet in Gironde is the right campsite for your holiday in the middle of nature. The 1,300,000 hectare Landes forest is full of magnificent animals: foxes, wild boars, deer, roe deer, squirrels... if you drive along the forest at dawn, remember to drive slowly to observe this magnificent fauna. In the evening of your holiday in Gironde, think of going to the edge of the Atlantic Ocean to enjoy the magnificent sunsets. These will leave you with wonderful family memories. The sunsets are proof that the end of a holiday in Gironde at camping Les Peupliers can be beautiful.