The Médoc châteaux
The Gironde, the ideal destination for your camping holiday
The ocean that stretches as far as the eye can see, lakes where watersports rule the water, vineyards renowned throughout the world... The Gironde, the largest of all the departments in metropolitan France, and Bordeaux, its capital, offer so many facets for you to discover this summer!
On the front row of these extraordinary natural landscapes, get yourself comfortable in this Gironde campsite and surf the holiday wave looking out towards the Atlantic! After waking up, having enjoyed a great night's sleep in your tent, caravan or cottage with all the mod cons, the day begins on an invigorating note: aquagym lessons in the heated swimming pools of the water park for some, and surfing, tennis or fitness for others! Littler campers, meanwhile, will be enjoying themselves in the free kids clubs: just the thing for them to make lots of new friends and try all sorts of new activities!
Visit the Gironde with the family
From the tip of the Médoc to the Dune du Pilat, the beaches of the sublime Côte d’Argent will be a sure-fire hit with all campers! Start by acquainting yourself with those of Le Verdon-sur-Mer, which lie at the entrance to the Gironde estuary looking towards the Cordouan lighthouse, the “Versailles of the Seas”. Perhaps you'll step aboard a ferry to spend the day with your family in Royan?
And to the south, head for Hourtin-Plage, where you can soak up the delights of both freshwater and saltwater, and stop off at the Île aux Enfants, a lovely theme park alongside the lake. And then you’re hardly any distance at all from La Teste-de-Buch where the famous Dune du Pilat awaits you for a spectacular climb!
Visit the Gironde as a couple
As well as being home to some of the loveliest beaches of the Atlantic seaboard, the Gironde prides itself in offering visitors the option of trying some of the great wines which have made this such a renowned location when it comes to grapes! So when visiting this totally delightful land, don’t forget to explore the byways of the countryside around Bordeaux and stop off at some of the innumerable châteaux and wine estates. Let the châteaux and cellars of the Médoc open wide their doors!
And then there’s Bordeaux itself, capital of the Gironde and another port of call not to be missed during your stay in Aquitaine. All who love a great wine will find their footsteps leading them to the Cité du Vin, whilst others prefer to chill out with the city locals as they cool off at the Place de la Bourse. But whatever you do, don’t leave without having sampled the famous canelés, there’s no better dessert for a romantic dinner à deux!
Camping Gironde: our handy tips for a successful stay
Sun cream, parasol, swimwear: don't forget the essentials, as it's always sunny in the Gironde during summer!
Discover the most spectacular views from the top of the 110 metre Dune du Pilat!
Set off to find the beach of your dreams; the coastline of the Gironde has a huge range of options!
Leave the car behind: get the bike out and wind your way along the Vélodyssée trail alongside the ocean!