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Surroundings

Hourtin and its region

Located in the heart of the Medoc, along the largest lake in France and only 10 km from the ocean beaches, the town Hourtin offers a place of residence and exceptional resort in the middle of a very preserved nature.

Water lovers will enjoy the joys of swimming in saltwater or freshwater.
They can enjoy all their favorite water sports from the marina nearby, unless they prefer to indulge in the pleasures of fishing.

But the Médoc, this is also a forest, majestic with many hiking trails, beautiful bike or horse trails.

 

Activities & leisure

 

Hourtin located in the Médoc moors shares Lacanau and Carcans with the largest natural freshwater lake in France after Lake Geneva.

The money, another name of Aquitain coast in the south-west coast of France stretches from the Gironde estuary to the gates of the Basque Coast.

Discover the vineyards and all activity related to exploitation of the vine, the Atlantic Ocean, the Hourtin and many other activities …

 

Bordeaux


World Heritage City by UNESCO, called the « Pearl of Aquitaine» Bordeaux deserves your visit.
Unusual or gourmet tour to discover its architecture, to learn about the art of wine tasting or simply stroll along the banks of the Gironde
and the quaint streets with a rich heritage. 
More information on the website of the Bordeaux Tourist Office

vinobleThe Vineyards

 

Between lake, ocean and vineyards dream castles, New Worlds: the wines of the Medoc.

The departmental 2 wine route, through most major denominations:

Haut Médoc, Saint Julien, Pauillac, St Estèphe

Other activities related to the exploitation of the vine awaiting you:

 

 

  • Discover the manufacture of barrels in the  » cooperage Nadalié. »
  • Visit The Museum of wine and trade of Bordeaux .
  • Over the seasons, take part in workshops to learn all about the art of the winemaker.
  • Take courses to build your own wine.
  • Follow an introduction to tasting animated by the Maison du Vin de Bordeaux.

 

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The beach, the lake

126 km of sandy beaches, ocean or lake, home to a variety of resorts to suit all tastes: The Verdon Sur Mer Soulac, Montalivet Carcans, Lacanau … until Arcachon.Pour Basin of thrill seekers a wide choice of activities to practice: surfing, sea kayaking, kite surfing … You can learn about windsurfing or catamaran with UCPA. Other more peaceful activities await you, you can borrow the 140 km of cycle paths, bike rental with Garage Bike (Hourtin Port), rub the flora and fauna of the various marked trails or go fishing at the lake.

 

 

 

In the region

Tours of the lagoon Contaut (wooded marshes dotted with giant ferns) & the Eastern shores of Lake (landscapes, discover the vegetation and possibly traces of otter …).

Protected sites, free tours with a naturalist guide from June to September.

Walk in the forest & call of the deer in September: guided by a naturalist guide, strolls in small groups in the wetlands of the forest to hear the call of the deer.

Mycology October release: forest day to discover different species of fungi in the company of a naturalist guide.

 

And many others…