The Médoc area’s coast offers wide sandy beaches equipped with different human sized seaside resorts like the cities of Lacanau, Hourtin, Carcans, Le Porge (more to the south), La Pointe du Médoc or the Gironde estuary. Visiting the Médoc area by the sea is also discovering immense pinewood forests on foot or by bike thanks to the amazing network of cycling tracks available in the area.
The region’s scenery is ideal if you desire to take on a stroll with your family on board a sailboat, a catamaran or a zodiac. If you wish to be introduced to new experiences and sports, you will also be able to practice sailing, canoe, surf, kitesurf,windsurf, stand up paddle, water skiing or even wakeboard.
If you are more the type to keep your feet on the ground and preferably enjoy outdoor activities on land, there is a large panel of activities and sports available in the region such as golf, tree climbing, paintball, karting or even quad riding. For extreme adepts, parachuting and ULM are also available to practice in the region.
Natural reserves, archaeological sites, lighthouses, dungeons, forts, basilicas or even abbeys are among the diverse collection of monuments and sites filled with history that the Médoc area has to offer. Here is a selection of a few must-sees of the Médoc area.