About the Medoc Region
The region is a fantastic spot for those who look for combining sport, culture and leisure.
- Larges forest and lakes with many cycling paths
- The Arcachon basin with various cultural sites
- The historical city of Bordeaux
- Wild Atlantic beaches for surfing
- The Médoc, castles, vineyards and wines
- Excellent accommodation capacity: hotels, residential hotels, holiday villages, rentals, camping, etc.
The Medoc district of Bordeaux, amid its coastal lagoons, sand dunes and pine forests, is home to four of the world’s most prestigious wine villages. The chateaux located in these villages –among them Margaux, Mouton, Lafite and Latour– produce some of the world’s most expensive wines. Wedged between the Atlantic coastline and the broad Gironde estuary, the Medoc is effectively a peninsula (presqu’île in French).
It extends 50 miles (80km) north-westwards from Bordeaux city to the Pointe de Grave headland, whose sandy, gravelly terrain hints at what lies beneath the Medoc vineyards, and makes the area quite so well suited to viticulture. (©Copyright material, Wine-Searcher)
Hourtin is one of the smaller and quieter resorts on this long section of Médoc Atlantic coast. Hourtin Plage is the ocean-facing part of the town, with a large attractive and well maintained Atlantic beach and facilities for tourists and visitors. The town of Hourtin itself, about 12 kilometres from Hourtin Plage, is a quiet town centered around a large open area with all required facilities.
Hourtin village is just 10km (10 min. drive) away from the CVHM. The harbour and the village include many different hosting facilities: camping, hotels, private houses, etc.